What does it take to create an engaging, effective course? The Exemplary Course Program, with its peer and expert review processes, can provide valuable insights.
The Blackboard Exemplary Course Program
The Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) began in 2000 with the goal of identifying and disseminating best practices for designing high quality courses. The core of the program is the ECP Rubric, which defines key characteristics of high quality courses within the framework of Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support. Thousands of instructors, teachers, and designers have used the Exemplary Course Program to evaluate and improve their courses with recognized best practices.
The Exemplary Course Program is continuously available, with extensive opportunities for course reviews and collaboration. There is no charge for participation. The ECP Rubric is offered under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage you to reuse and remix it as part of your own discussions on quality course design. Exemplary Course achievements are announced on a rolling basis.