Welcome to the Online Course Assessment Toolkit!
The PALNI Online Course Evaluation Task Force (2018) developed this rubric and the standards of online teaching effectiveness. The rubric is based on the Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubric, OLC Quality Scorecard, and the Manchester University Course Review Rubric but has been modified to best meet the needs of faculty.
While there are certain elements listed on the rubric which, if absent from a course, would prevent it from launching, the rubric is intended to be used as a learning tool to provide guidance to faculty as they move courses online. Any area that is deemed “Developing” or “Incomplete” should be reviewed with the Instructional Designer or other individual in charge of course development/design at your institution (this might be your department chair and/or dean if there is no formal individual).