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4. Course Quality tips

Contents

  1. About our Course Quality review process 
  2. Request to be listed in our Course Marketplace and how to apply for OpenCred
  3. The Course Quality Criteria
  4. Course Quality tips

Now that we've explored the Course Quality Criteria, let's take a look at some tips.

  • Begin with a verb and articulate what learners will know or be able to do by the end of the course
  • Has a course objective

Tip:

  • Make sure your learning outcomes describes measurable skills, competencies, and knowledge that learners should be able to demonstrate upon completion of the course. 
  • Make sure to include a high-level statement describing what you intend your learners to learn by the end of the course.

🔥Learn More: Start with learning outcomes (from Guide: Content & Activities)

  • The course uses modules to structure content

Tips:

  • Make sure your module topics are relevant to the learning outcomes you have set for the course.

🔥Learn More: Setting up your course modules (from Guide: Content & Activities)

  • Has at least 5 pages with content or activities
  • No broken links, images, videos, etc.
  • No empty widgets

Tips:

  • Make sure you have at least 5 pages of content or activities in your course.
  • Make sure all links, images, videos, etc are working properly.
  • Make sure all widgets have content in them and are working properly.

🔥Learn More: Adding content and resources (from Guide: Content & Activities)

  • Course allows for interaction and social learning (e.g. discussions, commenting, sharing)

Tips:

  • Make sure to include activities that encourage students to connect with other learners through activities such as discussions, sharing, group work, collaborative activities, projects.

🔥Learn More: Designing great activities (from Guide: Content & Activities)

  • Has a course banner image 
  • Pages in modules have a thumbnail image
  • Uses images
  • Is free from grammar/spelling errors and uses appropriate language

Tips:

  • Make sure to include a course banner image that is relevant to the course topic.
  • Make sure to include a thumbnail image for each page in your modules.
  • Make sure to include relevant images, icons, infographics and other visual elements.
  • Ensure your writing is free from grammar/spelling errors.

🔥Learn More: Here (from Guide: Course Appearance and Promo Page)

  • Has a course title
  • Has a course thumbnail image
  • Has a course promo video/image
  • Contains key information that learners need to know to enrol

Tips:

  • Make sure to include a course title that is relevant to the course topic.
  • Make sure to include a course thumbnail image that is relevant to the course topic.
  • Make sure to include a course promo video/image that is relevant to the course topic.
  • Make sure to include a course summary that contains the key information that students need to know about your course: the what, how and why.

🔥Learn More: Here (from Guide: Course Appearance and Promo Page)

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