Course Introduction and Information

Standard

Points

Check if met

Comments

  1. The instructor provides a biography, photograph, and an appropriate self-introduction which presents the instructor as approachable and engaged.

 

3

 

 

  1. Students are encouraged to introduce themselves to the class.

1

 

 

  1. The course provides initial exercises to enable the student to become accustomed to the course management tool (ex: send instructor an email, reply to a discussion posting).

 

1

 

 

  1. Minimum technology requirements and prerequisite technology skills are clearly stated.

 

1

 

 

  1. The course syllabus is easily located, and provides complete and clear information pertaining to ALL of the following: course objectives, grading, instructor contact information, required materials, the nature of distance learning, and honesty policies ensuring the integrity of student work.

 

3

 

 

  1. The course calendar is available with assignments, test and other due dates.

 

3

 

 

  1. Instructions on how and where to receive technical assistance are readily visible and easy to understand.

3

 

 

  1. Information regarding other academic resources (library, tutoring, testing services, etc.) are clearly visible (syllabus and/or linked from main course page).

 

3