IU is committed to adhering to the highest possible standards in online education—just as we do on our physical campuses.
That means ensuring that every course we offer provides value to our students. It means delivering content and assessment in ways that fit the medium and enhance student learning. And it means providing our faculty with measurement tools that help them assess and fine tune their online classes.
IU Online Course Quality Checklist
The IU Online Course Quality Checklist outlines the essential elements an online instructor should check before opening online courses to students. The checklist is divided into four aspects of course design:
- Course Orientation and Policies
- Universal Design for Learning and Interaction
In these sections, instructors are prompted to check if they have included select features in their online course that add up to provide a quality learning environment to our online students.
This checklist is not comprehensive. It is a starting point for discussion regarding quality assurance between you and your campus Center for Teaching and Learning. We encourage you to use this document for a self-review of your online course and hope that it will be a stepping-stone as you consider taking your online course through the QM-certification process.
IU QM Syllabus Template
This syllabus template is customizable but intended to help faculty meet 10 QM standards (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.6). We invite faculty to edit the content to fit their courses. You can download a Word document version of the IU QM Syllabus Template or you can find it in Canvas Commons by searching for "IU QM Syllabus Template". Using Canvas Commons will allow you to import the syllabus directly into your courses and copy the information to your Syllabus page.