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Check out The  CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric contains the online course design standards developed and adopted by the CVC-OEI. The Rubric is intended to establish standards relating to course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, learner support, and accessibility in order to ensure the provision of a high-quality learning environment that promotes student success and conforms to existing regulations.

In the development of these standards, the CVC-OEI team was fortunate to have access to significant work already undertaken in this area by @ONE, the CCC Distance Education Coordinator’s group, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), and the CCC Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) along with a variety of other local college and nationally established standards.

Current Rubric Version: April 2020

We periodically update or revise the Rubric based on feedback from reviewers or changes to regulatory requirements concerning distance education. The most recent version of the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric is the April 2020 version. You can find the revision date (April 2020) at the bottom of the cover page. Check out this explanation for all of the changes made. The CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 International License.

The Rubric is designed as a fillable PDF. For ease of use, download the document to your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat. You will not be able to save changes if the PDF opens in your Web browser.

NOTE:  Adobe Acrobat Reader is a free platform that allows you to work with the Rubric if you don't have Adobe Pro.


We've developed a companion resource to offer clarifications, tips and examples
for implementing each element of the Rubric.

Course Design Resources

Peralta Community College District has developed a rubric to help instructors make online course experiences more equitable for all students.

Learn more about the Peralta Equity Rubric