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The Quality Standards

The eToolkit illustrates the updated Essential Quality Standards within seven clusters of related standards. It also includes Helpful Resources to further support designers and developers, as well as an overview of the Quality Review Process used by eCampusAlberta.

For each of the Essential Quality Standards, the eToolkit provides a full description of the standard, examples of how it is demonstrated in online courses, and supporting research drawn from the literature review. Also included is a rubric which describes three levels of quality pertaining to each standard – essential, excellent, and exemplary.

  • At the Essential level, all indicators for the Essential Level are evident. This is the minimum standard that every course offered through eCampusAlberta must meet.
  • At the Excellent level, all indicators for the Essential Level are evident, along with the indicators for the Excellent Level.
  • At the Exemplary level, all indicators for the Essential and Excellent Levels are evident, along with the indicators for the Exemplary Level.

Essential Quality Standards document

Goal and Intent of Standards