Course Design Review (OSCQR)

Service Description

Instructional Design and Distance Learning is currently prioritizing course design reviews for courses and programs that are being nominated for SUNY Online Plus Programs and SUNY Online Signature Programs.

To ensure completion of the course design review process with OSCQR, all course design review requests and self-reviews for fall 2021 courses should be completed by February 28, 2021.


Assistance with reviewing and refreshing online and hybrid course design. Traditional (in-person) courses can also be reviewed (some OSCQR standards may not apply).

Instructional Design and Distance Learning (IDDL) recommends that instructors begin the course design review process at least 6 months before the course is scheduled in Banner.

The course design review process uses Buffalo State's customized version of the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric. Faculty representatives from each of Buffalo State's colleges developed this version of the OSCQR rubric to reflect the needs of Buffalo State faculty, students, and courses.

Once review has been requested, requestor will receive the rubric to complete a self review. Once self review has been completed, IDDL will then assign an instructional designer to complete the ID portion of the review. Once the instructional designer review begins, feedback will be provided to faculty within 4-6 weeks. IDDL reserves the right to modify the timeline based on number of requests that are currently in progress.

Standard Features

  • Course Design Review – For online and hybrid courses
  • New Blackboard course shell for review and refresh.
  • Copy of Buffalo State's Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric
  • Individualized support from an instructional designer

Optional Features

  • Participation in Online Course Development training or other related workshops

Roles and Responsibilities

Instructional Design and Distance Learning

  • Create a Blackboard shell for course design review
  • Copy prior semester content into new Blackboard shell, if requested
  • Create and share Open SUNY Course Quality Review rubric with instructor (via OneDrive)
  • Complete course design review and providing feedback to instructor
  • Ongoing consultations with instructor to complete course design review process
  • If department/school policy is in place, communicate with instructor's supervisor about review process

Faculty

  • Develop course to be reviewed within the course design review Blackboard shell
  • Update the development course with dates, assignments, etc. for the semester in which the course will be taught
  • Complete self-review of course and fill out OSCQR rubric (via OneDrive)
  • Optionally, faculty can request a peer review in addition to an instructional designer review
  • Once the self review is complete, the instructor will update the ticket to inform IDDL it has been completed.
  • Participate in consultations with instructional designer
  • Implement instructional strategies and best practices into course design and facilitation based on review

How to Request:  

Click the Open a Ticket button and complete the request form. 

Service Audience:

Faculty and staff

Service Level Agreement

Response and resolution times are based on operational hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM).

Instructional Design and Distance Learning recommends that instructors begin the course design review process at least 6 months before the course is scheduled in Banner.

Once review has been requested, requestor will receive the rubric to complete a self review. Once self review has been completed, IDDL will then assign an instructional designer to complete the ID portion of the review. Feedback will be provided to faculty within 4-6 weeks after the instructional designer review begins. IDDL reserves the right to modify the timeline based on number of requests that are currently in progress.

Institutional Policies

 
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Details

Service ID: 33613
Created
Fri 3/1/19 2:00 PM
Modified
Fri 6/4/21 11:57 AM