Online Course Best Practices

Best Practices

Online course requirements

To ensure quality online classes the College has three (3) requirements based on research and best practices:

Teaching online

2 to 3 training classes are required to teach any CPCC online class - reference the tab Online Teaching Requirements for details.

Online Course Enrollment Verification (EVA)

Government mandates require that attendance is being recorded per the College's Guidelines - reference the tab EVA - Enrollment Verification for details.

Course Navigation Template

Based upon Universal Design principles, one navigation structure eliminates a student's anxiety when taking online classes; they quickly gain confidence when they are able to effortlessly access the syllabus, lessons, and due dates because materials are located consistently in every course - reference the tab Online Course Navigation Requirements for details.

Recommended online course standards:

To elevate your online classes, eLearning recommends the following two (2) best practices:

Semester checklist

Online classes require more advanced preparation than face-to-face classes, so use this checklist to ensure student success in your class. The checklist has a daily/weekly schedule to help you stay on track during the entire semester.

Did you know that research shows that well-prepared instructors have better retention rates in their online classes? Use this checklist to prepare for your online classes, which will ensure that CPCC is providing the best online classes for students - reference the tab Faculty Checklist for Teaching Online for details.

Course checklist

This checklist serves as the foundation for the elements of quality that should be present in all online courses. Evaluate your course for quality with the CPCC Quality Course Standards Checklist (QCSC)


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