Never worked in an LMS template before or worried about the course quality review process? Use our Instructional Designers’ favorite course building tips below to help prepare yourself for some of the most commonly missed quality review standards and challenging elements of working in an LMS.
Pre- & Co-Requisites
Specific Review Standard 1.7 of the Quality Matters Rubric asks that learners be made aware of any prerequisites or co-requisites for the course–even if your course does not require any. Typically, this information is included early your course syllabus but may also be provided on an informational page about your course.
Course Grading Policy
Specific Review Standard 3.2 of the Quality Matters Rubric addresses the need for a clearly written statement for how grades are calculated in a course.
Not only does this include an institutionally determined grading scale (e.g., an A is between 90 and 100%), but the standard also requires the identification of a course grading scale. This scale can constructed to the preferences of the course instructor. For example, this can be provided in a percentage- or points-based format. Regardless of format, the scale most include all required assignments and assessments in the course.