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Universal Design for Learning (UDL): UDL Rubric for Online Instruction

Created for a faculty inquiry group project on UDL.

About the UDL Rubric for Online Instruction

The Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI) was developed from 2002-2003 by California State University, Chico, through a broad-based committee comprised of 13 faculty, 4 staff, 2 administrators, and 1 student. This process included dialog and utilization of individual expertise, as well as critical examination of existing scholarly information related to best practices, learning styles, and standards [e.g., Bloom's Taxonomy, Seven Good Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Education (Chickering & Gamson, pdf)].

The resulting ROI addresses six areas, in determining "What a quality course looks like."  In addition, CSU Chico has partnered with EnACT~PTD to map the three Principles of Universal Design for Learning with the six areas of the ROI.

  • Learner Support and Resources
  • Online Organization and Design
  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning
  • Innovative with Technology
  • Faculty Use of Student Feedback

UDL Rubric for Online Instruction

The Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI) was developed by California State University, Chico.  The ROI addresses six areas, in determining "What a quality course looks like."

Faculty Developer Tips

There are three commons uses of the CSU, Chico, Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI):

  1. To inform the development of a new online course.
  2. As a self-evaluation tool to revise and improve an existing course.
  3. As a means for gaining public recognition for exemplary online instruction.

If offering a recognition program, you can follow CSU, Chico's Exemplary Online Instruction (EOI), award nomination process.

  1. Have interested instructors fill out an EOI nomination form (pdf).
  2. Have interested instructors fill out a ROI self-assessment form (pdf).
  3. Refer to the Rubric for Online Instruction to evaluate instructor nominations.