Effective Design Initiative Update

At WBU, we endeavor to offer the best online classes.  To that end we use a standard established from global best practices, SACS requirements, and WBU expectations called the Effective Design Initiative to evaluate the design and functionality of our courses.  We want effective learning communities with easy access to course materials, and a common organization to facilitate learning.

In the winter term, we began evaluating courses using our phase 2 rubric which provides more detailed information about establishing communication in the classroom, how students find their course materials, and the effective use of Blackboard.  (Compare EDI Phase 1 Rubric and  EDI Phase 2 Rubric).
We encourage you to self-evaluate your course using the phase 2 EDI rubric.   If your course was reviewed by a member of the VC Staff, you will receive an email letting you know how to access the results.  Please apply the recommendations provided.
Wayland Baptist University has a wonderful online program and we are glad you are a part of it. Thank you for your efforts and contributions to the Virtual Campus!

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