Course Structure

 23. The online course site or other web site includes a syllabus outlining course objectives, learning outcomes, evaluation methods, textbook information, and other related course information, making course requirements transparent at time of registration.
 Comment received: Documentation provided fully supports indicator. The access to the syllabus and text books on the website allows students to make informed choices at the point of registration.
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 24. The institution ensures that all online education students, regardless of where they are located, have access to library/learning resources adequate to support the courses they are taking (SACS statement).
 Comment received: Documentation fully supports the indicator. Hiring a dedicated librarian indicates the priority the institution has given this important student resource.
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 25. Expectations for student assignment completion, grade policy, and faculty response are clearly provided in the course syllabus.
 Comment received: Documentation fully supports indicator. Getting all faculty to standardize their syllabi with key components is a challenge. This institution has achieved some commendable results and will continue to improve in this area.Process for ensuring course syllabi (especially as you scale your online operations if that s a goal) include these expectations on a consistent basis was documented.
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 26. Links or explanations of technical support are available in the course.
 Comment received: Documentation provided fully supports the indicator. It appears technical help is well-communicated. Does the technical support office have self-help available, in addition to the Compatibility Checklist? To better manage resources, things like resetting passwords and other commonly-asked questions can be included in a self-help page.
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 27. Instructional materials are easily accessible and easy to use for the student.
 Comment received: Documentation fully supports indicator. The institution is working to ensure that instructional materials are accessible from an ADA standpoint as well as from an individual learner hardware standpoint. Minimizing clicks (with a rubric) is excellent for ease of use by every student. Information regarding the Google docs was provided.
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 28. The course adequately addresses the need of students with disabilities via alternative instructional strategies and/or referral to special institutional resources.
 Comment received: Documentation fully supports indicator. It would also be good to provide the course verification that is used at the beginning of each course. Inclusion of disability services website and contact info in the syllabus is good.
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 29. Opportunities/tools are provided to encourage student-student collaboration if appropriate.
 Comment received: Documentation fully supports indicator. Adobe Connect is a helpful tool to increase learner-learner interaction and the fact that sessions are recorded allows learners who are unavailable to participate to still access the session. This is an important aspect to enhance student learning. Previously submitted documents provide evidence of Google Chat, use of Adobe Connect, etc. It would further support the indicator if you provided documentation of examples in course syllabi.
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 30. Documents attached to modules are in a format that is easily access with multiple operating systems and productivity software.
 Comment received: Documentation fully supports indicator. Faculty are required to post PDF files.
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Comments on Course Structure: Course template and adherence to Quality Matter standards ensure that course structure provides students with all the tools and information necessary for their access.
 Points Possible:
24    

Points earned:
24