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The rubric evaluates the design of online and blended courses. It consists of four criteria and several sub-criteria, of which are criteria required and recommended by accreditors to be compliant with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the State Authorized Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) guidelines and expectations.
The criteria and sub-criteria guide instructional designers and course instructors trough the course development and review. The red text in the rubric indicates non-negotiable items that must exist in the course. The blue text indicates items that are evaluated after the course starts or has been offered at least once.