Online Course Development

The MCO works collaboratively with Michigan community colleges to produce tools and resources that are used by faculty and staff in the development of online courses and programs of study.

MCO Developed Curriculum Tools

MCO Online Course Guidelines and Rubric PDF

The MCO Online Course Guidelines and Rubric were designed to assist member institutions with developing online courses of quality. Member institutions may elect to utilize these guidelines in a variety of ways. This instrument may be used as a self-assessment tool by faculty when developing courses for offering online, or used as a guide to review courses already developed. The instrument can be also used as a tool for peer-to-peer review of courses within an institution or with other institutions.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Accreditation Resources

The Center for Social Media
This website provides Codes of Best Practice for Fair Use for several areas to help with making decisions about use of copyrighted materials under the Fair Use exemption.  There are also teaching tools and videos that help address fair use practices.

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