Evaluate effectiveness at the course-level.

The OLC OSCQR Course Design Review Scorecard is a course-level quality rubric for reviewing and improving the instructional design and accessibility of online courses based on online best practices. Thanks to a partnership with the State University of New York, OLC members now have an easy way to review and improve quality in the online classroom. 

With 50 instructional design and accessibility standards integrated into the rubric, it can be used to identify and target aspects of online courses for improvement.  The rubric includes the following categories: Course Overview and Information, Course Technology and Tools, Design and Layout, Content and Activities, Interaction, Assessment and Feedback.  This scorecard was recently updated to meet the evolving needs of instructors, instructional designers, and administrators as they work to showcase the ways they meet Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) standards.

We understand that finding the time and resources to complete this important work can be a challenge. The experts at OLC can help with yours.

Here’s how it works:

  • OLC’s experts work with your university to complete the initial review using the OLC OSCQR Course Design Review rubric
  • Your Institution identifies action items for continuous improvement based on the result
  • Your university can earn an OLC Certification to validate the quality of your online or blended course(s)

These results provide key information that allows for targeted improvements, thus improving the quality and efficacy of your online or blended courses.

A free version of the OSCQR Course Design Review Scorecard is also available to download.
Would you like OLC’s help with your review? Please contact us at qss@onlinelearning-c.org.
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“We have found the OLC Quality Scorecard to be a very effective tool for the administration of online education programs. The Scorecard provides a helpful framework for strategic planning and is used to evaluate programs, identify areas for change, and reassess annually.

Sandra Hirsh, Professor & Director, School of Information, San Jose State University