Instructional Technology has developed Course Design Review Standards (CDRS) to be used in the development of online and blended courses at St. Edward’s University. These standards are based on best practices in course design and rubrics developed by the Online Learning Consortium and the Open SUNY Course Quality Review. The standard is listed with annotations below. View the complete Course Design Review Standards.
This page covers standards 28 through 32 which deal with Interaction.
This standard is based on the Open Suny Course Quality Review Rubric Standard 38.
This standard is based on the Open Suny Course Quality Review Rubric Standard 39.
This standard is based on the Open Suny Course Quality Review Rubric Standard 40.
This standard is based on the Open Suny Course Quality Review Rubric Standard 41.
This standard is based on the university’s Substantive Interaction Policy for student work in an online class.
Substantive Interaction Requirements
All students in online courses at St. Edward’s University will be required to submit assignments and maintain substantive interaction in courses throughout each term. You are encouraged to begin substantively interacting with classmates and/or the instructor as soon as possible during the first week and all subsequent weeks of each term.
Requirements for the First Week
To establish participation, you must log-in into each course within the posted Schedule Adjustment Period for each course and either submit an assignment or substantively interact with classmates and/or the professor (See: What is Substantive Interaction? below). Failure to log in to your course(s) and meet the substantive interaction requirement within the Schedule Adjustment Period for each term as listed in the Graduate Bulletin may result in an administrative withdrawal from the course(s).
The University Substantive Interaction participation requirements for the course overrule any course late-work policies for that week.
What is Substantive Interaction?
Substantive interaction is participating in each one of your online classes in graded, academically-oriented activities, including but not limited to: posting in discussion forums, submission of graded assessments, and/or participation in live virtual class sessions. Substantive Interaction will be assessed throughout the entirety of your course(s).
The complete list of CDRS with annotations may be found on these pages:
Open SUNY Course Quality Rubric, Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence and the Online Learning Consortium, Inc.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)