CDL Course Evaluation Tool
- Color and texture do not overpower the course information.
- Sufficient contrast between text and background makes information easy to read.
- Images are used in course design to support content.
- Typeface is easy to read.
- Universal accessibility for disabled students.
- Images are accompanied by text descriptions
- Videos and screencasts are closed-captioned.
- Audio materials (mp3, wav, etc.) are accompanied by a transcript.
- Syllabus is easily located and viewable within the LMS.
- Instructor contact information is available.
- Course is well-organized and easy to navigate.
- Course materials are set in organized modules with lessons explicitly identified.
- Directions are clear and easy to understand for tasks/assignments.
- Assignments are clearly stated and accessible.
Effective use of Technology
- Course makes sufficient use of some of the following online instructional tools*:
- Quiz tool
- Social media tools (such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr)
- Course materials are presented using appropriate formats compatible across computer platforms.
- Presentations are accessible within the LMS.
- Appropriate tools to facilitate communication and interaction are used, such as Discussion Boards, etc.
*IMPORTANT – Online course syllabi need to reflect a course requirement for some form of student-student, student-faculty, and/or faculty-student interaction throughout the semester. This requirement normally will take the form of weekly discussion board forums, but can be replaced by another asynchronous and synchronous tool.