Course Refresh Weekly Challenge Week 5 – Clear Course Expectations

This 6-week challenge will help faculty focus on specific tasks to work on for your fall courses as we prepare for the possibility of different teaching modalities.  Each challenge is based on the TLTC’s simplified OSCQR (OPEN SUNY Course Quality Rubric) checklist. We hope that as you build your course, the checklist is helpful as some of the points are simple and mechanical and some are deeper and get to how a course can be designed and how students are evaluated.


OSCQR 5.2 Expectations for interaction are clearly stated (how will students’ contributions be scored; how frequently do they need to contribute?)


Select one assignment that you will be doing in the fall that you would like to add a rubric to.  Create the rubric for that assignment and connect it to the assignment in Blackboard. 

Supporting Materials:

How To Materials:

Join Us:

  • TLTC Summer Webinar series session: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Rubrics in Blackboard – Tuesday, July 21, 1-2pm, Microsoft Teams
  • Teaching Breakfast – Creating Clear Class Expectations – Join us on Thursday, July 23, any time from 8:30-10:00am to talk about how to create and manage online groups.  We will be meeting in the Teaching Breakfast Microsoft Team area

Show us your great ideas!

We have set up a space on the TLTC’s blog for you to share the work that you have done if you are willing.  Leave a comment at the bottom of the Week 5 – Clear Course Expectations post describing the work that you have done so that others can get ideas on best ways to organize their courses as well.

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