Online Course Improvement

Rabecca Clawson, Student Success Advisor to online students at Boise State, uses analytics to track student progress.
Rebecca Clawson, Student Success Advisor to online students at Boise State, uses analytics to support student success.

The eCampus Center has several services available to help faculty improve student success and retention in their online courses.

Online Course Improvement Projects

Online Course Improvement Projects involve the eCampus Research and Innovation Team partnering with individual faculty or departments to improve an online course. For a given course this process includes:

  • Reviewing baseline student success metrics
  • Creating goals related to improving student success
  • Collecting data to provide additional information
  • Identifying barriers to learning
  • Creating and executing a plan for improvement

Online MAPs

The Online Mid-Semester Assessment Process (MAP) is a process overseen by the Boise State University Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) that allows online faculty to gauge how and what students are learning and to assess his or her teaching.  This process normally occurs between weeks 5 and 9 of the semester and is conducted for online courses by the Research and Innovation Team. For more information about Online MAPs, please visit the Center for Teaching and Learning website.

Evaluation Support

The Research and Innovation Team at the eCampus Center can support the evaluation needs of online courses and programs, examples may include:

  • Creation and/or distribution of a mid-term evaluation survey
  • Help with the evaluation of new tools used in the online classroom
  • Additional analyses of course evaluation data

Contact Us

To discuss the ways that eCampus Center can help support the improvement of your online courses contact Rob Nyland.