Essential Online Course Features ChecklistAs you prepare to teach your courses in a distance format, review this Essential Online Course Features Checklist to help set you and your students up for a successful, great semester.

The checklist was informed by the OSCQR rubric and the Teaching Online Successfully Graduate Equivalency Course (GEC) and lists the key features of a well-designed and facilitated online or blended course.

The checklist contains 15 items divided into four categories, discussed in more detail in these tutorial videos:

Essential Online Course Features Checklist – Equitable Practices

An enhanced version of the checklist with multiple strategies for more equitable support and engagement is also available. Explore the Essential Online Course Features Checklist – Equitable Practices version and watch the recording of the Fall 2020 Orientation Week session, 15 Ways to Apply Equity Pedagogies to Online Practice.

From Checklist to Course: Essential Online Course Features Showcase

The Academy hosted a webinar on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 that showcased Harper faculty courses that demonstrate these essential course features in action, and provided ideas and suggestions to help “check the boxes” when creating quality online course experiences for students. Considerations for equity pedagogies for each section of the checklist were shared along with a few examples of applications. Learn more and view the webinar recording and presentation slides.

Questions? Please fill out the Online Instruction Support form and an Academy staff member will follow-up with you.