Blackboard Client Success Logo 1 I’m very pleased to announce the 2009 Blackboard Exemplary Course Program is now open and accepting course submissions for review and applications for ECP reviewers.

Since its launch in 2000, the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program has helped faculty members use e-Learning technology more effectively by identifying and disseminating best practices for designing engaging online courses.  Using a rubric, instructors and course designers are able to evaluate how well their own course conforms to best practices for Course Design, Interaction & Collaboration, Assessment and Learner Support.

Please consider participating in the 2009 Exemplary Course Program by submitting a course of your own, volunteering to be a reviewer or doing both!
There are many benefits to participating in the Exemplary Course Program:

  1. Learn course design best practices to improve the engagement, collaboration, assessment and learner support within your own courses
  2. Develop a fresh perspective by seeing how other instructors and designers from your discipline or area of interest are developing their courses
  3. Apply lessons learned from the Exemplary Course Rubric to your own courses or those you are helping to develop
  4. Receive detailed feedback on your own course development on the best practices you are employing or areas in which it can be improved
  5. Gain professional development experience and recognition for your accomplishments and participation in the program

Participating in the Exemplary Course Program is a valuable learning experience for even the most seasoned instructor or designer.  To learn more about the 2009 Exemplary Course Program, visit, where you’ll find information on how to:

  • Volunteer to be a reviewer
  • Download, complete and submit a course submission form
  • Use the ECP Rubric to model best practices 

I hope you’ll participate in this year’s Exemplary Course Program.  If you have any questions, please email me.

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