Standards for quality course design expectations for online courses delivered through Colorado Online. The Healthy Course Checklist takes a high-level approach to identifying key criteria, as well as highlighting examples of strategies that address each criterion. The six criterion categories are : Learner Guidance, Measurable Outcomes, Alignment, Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, Learner-Centered Design.
Design provides course overview, clear policies and expectations, success resources, communication pathways, and consistent structure for ease of navigation.
The course represents current CCNS course outcomes and is structured around measurable module-level objectives that are mapped back to CCNS outcomes.
Materials, activities, and assessments are aligned with course outcomes, through the measurable module objectives, and are scaffolded to facilitate progressive attainment of content/skills.
All text, images, media, and activities meet web accessibility standards. Examples: