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The Exemplary Course Program recognizes the excellence in course design demonstrated by faculty and designers. Millions of educators and learners benefit from well-designed courses that take endless hours to perfect. Blackboard offers this free program to give recognition to those who dedicate the time to reach these high standards.

The core of the program is the Exemplary Course Rubric, which defines key characteristics of high-quality courses within the framework of Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support. The Rubric is offered under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage campuses to reuse and remix it when working toward creating quality course design.

Blackboard clients can submit their courses, and this program is free.

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More about the Exemplary Course Program and rubric.