Before you deliver a fully online course or a hybrid course with an online component, you should consider conducting a thorough review the logistical, technological, and pedagogical aspects of the course. A review of the logistical components would include (at minimum) navigating through the entire course in “student” view to ensure the course does not present undesirable obstacles for your students. A review of the technological components of the course should also be conducted through the “student” view and would involve (at minimum) checking all the links, downloading/viewing all the documents, and interacting with all the instructional media.
UNF faculty who would like to have their online courses reviewed by professionally trained online course builders have the option to request feedback from an instructional designer or submit their courses for official Quality Matters review.
As the primary stakeholder, you should review every aspect of the course before it is delivered to students. However, if for some reason that is not possible, then you might consider requesting feedback from an instructional designer.
To request feedback on your online course, visit our Liaison Program page to identify the instructional designer assigned to your College/Department, and send him/her an email. The instructional designer will reply to your email with some options for scheduling a meeting to discuss your course.
During that meeting, the instructional designer will provide feedback on “big” ideas related to best practices in the following categories:
- Design and Format
- Technology and Instructional Media
- Accessibility and UDL
Note: If you are unable to meet in person, we'll arrange to meet in a virtual environment.
Once you have developed and delivered your fully online course at least once, you may want to have it reviewed using more rigorous research-based standards. For this, UNF has adopted Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized, faculty-centered process that focuses on research-based best practices to ensure quality in distance learning.
All courses developed through TOL-DCD or program transition are reviewed using the QM Rubric, which assesses the ‘alignment’ of 8 critical course components:
- Course Overview & Introduction
- Learning Objectives (Competencies)
- Assessment & Measurement
- Instructional Materials
- Course Activities & Learner Interaction
- Course Technology
- Learner Support
- Accessibility and Usability
For information on submitting your course for QM review, visit UNF's Quality Matters page.
Complete the UNF Course Review Form to submit your DL course for QM review.