Online Discussion Boards: Save Time & Increase EngagementA recent article from Faculty Focus explores ways to create discussions that support student learning and engagement with the material and each other.

Link to article: “Organic Online Discussions: Saving Time and Increasing Engagement”

Harper OSCQR Rubric: Guide for Online Course Design

Here are a few standards, from the Harper adopted course design rubric, that relate directly to the article provided above. When you visit the links below you will find explanations of, ideas for, and resources on these specific standards.

Questions? Contact Phil Mortenson, Distance Learning Manager ( or Jenny Henrikson, Instructional & Distance Education Design Specialist (