Assuring the Quality of Online & Hybrid Courses

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The resources below provide information, evaluation rubrics, and access to experts that can support your team’s design of high-quality teaching and learning within online and hybrid courses. The California State University has organized all these sources for you to use as a “one-stop-shop” for information about quality assurance strategies for online and hybrid courses. The California State University also has developed and implemented a free quality assurance evaluation rubric for online and hybrid courses (Quality Online Learning and Teaching, QOLT) over the last 4 years that you can use to guide and assess quality.

Download the QOLT Rubric below and use it to evaluate your online or hybrid course. You can then upload the completed rubric in the CCCS LOR alongside your learning objects as evidence of the quality of the instructional material.

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There are nationally recognized quality assurance organizations that you can join to support designing quality instruction into your programs. These organizations provides excellent professional development programs and well-researched and reliable rubrics for evaluating the quality of online and hybrid courses.

UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence

Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT)

Quality Matters

Online Learning Consortium

Quality Assurance for Blended & Online Courses