POCR Course

Peer Online Course Review - Deal Me In!


The CVC-OEI provides @ONE’s Peer Online Course Review (POCR) training to members of local POCR teams at California Community Colleges. This is an advanced course designed for experienced online educators who are preparing to review courses using the OEI Course Design Rubric. Each week, participants will apply a specific section of the rubric by reviewing a sample course, discussing it with peers, and using facilitator feedback to revise their original findings. By the end of the training, future reviewers will have written and revised a complete review of a sample course using Sections A-C of the OEI Course Design Rubric. Successful participants will develop strategies to offer collegial, rubric-based, actionable feedback to peers. @ONE coursework and/or local training in online course design and facilitation, plus experience teaching in Canvas, is strongly recommended as preparation for this fast-paced, intensive training.

For more information or to register, please contact your Campus POCR Lead.


Fulfills: This is an advanced course designed to train experienced online instructors. It does not fulfill a requirement for @ONE Certificates, but it is an excellent option for certificate holders who are members of their college’s local POCR team and are ready to apply the knowledge and skills gained through certification to reviewing online courses.
Duration: 4 weeks
Time Commitment: approximately 10 hours per week, for a total of 40 hours
Level of Difficulty: Advanced


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose and steps of the CVC-OEI’s Peer Online Course Review process, and discuss how the CVC-OEI process can be adapted to the participant’s local POCR program.
  • Explain the criteria for Incomplete, Aligned, and Aligned with Exemplary Elements for each item of the OEI Course Design Rubric.
  • Apply the criteria of the OEI Course Design Rubric, Sections A-C, in reviewing an online course.
  • Write feedback comments for each item in Sections A-C which accurately explain the level of alignment, provide examples from the course as evidence, offer specific suggestions for improvement, and communicate in a collegial and supportive tone.