Evaluation Checklist for Online Courses

Overview

The Evaluation Checklist for Online Courses has been developed by UWM’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) to help UWM instructors develop and deliver high-quality online courses that promote student learning and success. This checklist supplements the practical pedagogical strategies outlined in the Online and Blended Teaching Program (OBTP) and can be used by:

  • Instructors who want a quick overview of effective online teaching practices
  • Instructors who want to self-evaluate their online courses before, during, or after the semester
  • Departments, schools, and colleges that want to facilitate peer-to-peer feedback
  • Evaluators who provide feedback for CETL’s Certificate in Online and Blended Teaching

Evaluation Checklist for Online Courses

The Evaluation Checklist for Online Courses includes 50 items under 5 headings that address key components of online course development and delivery:

  • Assessing Your Students
  • Delivering Content
  • Building Community
  • Supporting Your Students
  • Evaluating Your Course

The first page of the checklist includes an overview of how to use the checklist. Please note that the Help section of the document is still under development and will be updated on this site.

The Evaluation Checklist for Online Courses is provided as a fillable Word document that can be completed digitally or printed for handwritten feedback.

Download the Evaluation Checklist for Online Courses

Please contact Dylan Barth with any questions.

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