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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. Anthology offers this free program to give recognition to those who dedicate the time to reach these high standards. 

The new submission window will be on February 5, 2024!

The core of the program is the NEW 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. 

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We are excited to announce the launch of a new platform for the Exemplary Course Program submission window. The new platform will provide a seamless, enjoyable, and engaging experience for ECP submitters and reviewers!

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Mary Beth Scumaci
Hi All- When  does the window close for applications in 2024, February 5-? Thank you, Mary Beth

@Sandra Sanchez

Thank you very much, Sandra!

Mary Beth

@Mary Beth Scumaci  

Hi Mary Beth, let me clarify the dates, the ECP Submissions will be open on the 5th of February ...

Carolina Castro
Resources Exemplary Course Program Landing Page​ https://learn.anthology.com/exemplary-course-program ​ NEW! Exemplary Course Program Rubric​ ...
Carolina Castro
Recordings ECP Cohort Webinar Session 1: Recording ECP Cohort Webinar Session 2: Recording   ECP Cohort Webinar Session 3: Recording   ECP Cohort Webinar Session 4: Recording  

@Carolina Castro will there still be live sessions each semester? 

@Kate Purvis hello!  Yes, we will have live sessions on September 2023! 

Have a good day!

Emma Duke-Williams
Having done a few reviews now, it would be useful if a reviewer (once they've finished, so they're not influenced!) could see the other review(s) of the same course to see how we match up. I have had some where I have been unsure as to a ...
Hi Emma, this is a good point. I can suggest something: if you want to see the other reviewer's feedback for the same ...
Raghad Nihlawi
Hi, I would like to verify the total points on the new rubric. The document indicates 191 points, but when I add up all the points, the total comes to 192. Could you please provide some clarification on this? Thanks Raghad
Juli Book Juli Book Aug '23

@Raghad Nihlawi Hello!

I am fairly certain there is a typo on standard 4.10, which used to be 4 points, but in the new ...

@Juli Book Hi

Thank you for your response and clarification! It's good to know that the ECP team is already aware of ...

Jort Harmsen
Like others we submitted a course before the deadline, but it was still in review.. during AT23 even  we would like to know the feedback regarding the course so we can take that feedback for possible future submissions. (even if it is ...
Hello Jort Harmsen,

Thank you for reaching out. We would like to update the status of your course which is currently ...
Stacey Russell
Like others have posted, I submitted my course in November 2022 to be considered for the 2023 ECP winners. My course is still pending review. I have emailed the ECP email address weekly since the beginning of May to find out the status of ...
Hello Stacey,

Thank you for reaching out. We sent a notification to those whose courses are still in the review ...

@Carolina Castro
Thanks, Carolina!

My main concern is that the last communication I received from ECP was that a ...

Tamra Kelly
I submitted a course August 2022 and it is still showing as “in review," Are they still in the review process for 2023 or has that date passed? I have some coworkers that have already been notified for the 2023 winners which has me ...
Thank you, Tara, for reaching out with your concern, the courses are still in the review process, I will send you an ...
Karina Estrada
The Blackboard Learn Ultra Group is a new group for 2023! It’s led by the community user group leaders for the community. We meet on a regular basis, once every two weeks on a Thursday ( 11am EST, 4pm BST). The meetings feature ...
Emma Duke-Williams
I've just done my two reviews, and I've a few thoughts on the process. (I did 3 in previous years)  1: It's always interesting to see others' courses.  2: I've got so used to Ultra, as that's what we use, that it was useful to see an older ...

@Emma Duke-Williams

Hello Emma, thank you for your active participation always in this program. We always ...

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