Exemplary Blackboard Courses

The following courses have been peer-reviewed through the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program and have demonstrated best practices in four major areas: Course Design, Interaction and Collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support and are designated as Exemplary Blackboard Courses.

As such, they can proudly display the Exemplary Course badge in their course syllabus and within their Blackboard course.

Designing an online course recognized with the Exemplary Course Award is a noteworthy accomplishment exemplifying a commitment to excellence in online teaching, course development and student engagement. Exemplary course recognition is strong support for further recognition, such as the Certificate of Excellence in Online Teaching and Excellence in Online Teaching Award.

Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Winners
Course Faculty/Designer(s) Year Recognized
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CIS 181: Web Development I Selom Assignon 2016
ETR 520: Introduction to Educational Research NEW Jason Rhode 2022
ETT 329: Learning in the Digital Age NEW Hal Hinderliter, Jason Rhode 2022
ETT 510: Instructional Media and Technology Jason Rhode 2014
ETT 511: Advanced Instructional Media Design Jason Rhode 2016
ETT 530: Instructional Technology Tools NEW Jason Underwood 2022
ETT 570: Instructional Technology Leadership NEW Jason Rhode 2022
ETT 571: Instructional Technology Program Development Jason Rhode 2016
LTLA 341: Language Arts in the Elementary School NEW Donna Werderich 2022
Blackboard Ultra Transition Academy NEW Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning 2022
Online Course Design Academy NEW Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning 2022
Perspectives on Disability Greg Long, Tracy Miller, Stephanie Richter 2014

Award Winners Headlines

Course Award Statement

For courses having met Blackboard Exemplary Course Program standards and receive a Blackboard Exemplary Course Award, faculty are encouraged to add the following badge and statement to the course syllabus and/or Blackboard course:

Course Awards

ECP WinnerThis course has been externally reviewed and received the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award, demonstrating exemplary achievement of course quality standards in four major areas: course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support.

Additionally, courses that have met NIU quality essentials standards can also include the NIU Quality Essentials badge and statement.


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