The Office of Digital Learning seeks to design courses that are of the highest quality in online education. Through a collaborative quality assurance process, we partner with faculty to ensure courses are designed to meet a set of quality standards, are copyright compliant, accessible, and promote academic integrity.
Our goal is to ensure that the materials and resources used in online courses are in compliance with all laws and the University’s policies on copyright. Through the use of Creative Commons, the University Library databases, creation of original content, and other sources, our office will make every effort to provide the resources instructors want to use in their course while maintaining compliance.
Accessibility in online courses is a major concern for institutions all over the country. It is critical that courses are designed to address common accessibility issues and comply with all laws and regulations to ensure that online students have an equally accessible experience as a student who attends an in-person campus location.
For more information on Accessibilty check out http://itaccess.arizona.edu ◥ .
The University is a member of the Quality Matters (QM) Program through a statewide consortium of universities and community colleges in Arizona. QM provides a set of standards that serves as a national benchmark for online course design. The Office of Digital Learning is committed to providing excellence in online education by designing courses that meet and exceed the Quality Matters Rubric. Find out more here.
The University’s goal is create and uphold an honest academic environment, regardless of the modality of the course. Online education has some academic integrity challenges that are unique. However, through intentional course design and use of tools we can provide online education that encourages academic integrity.
Want to learn more?
Email the QA Coordinator, Janet Smith if you have any questions