Blackboard Exemplary Course Program - Reviewer Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program. Those who volunteer to participate as course reviewers help make the program a great success. Thank you in advance for your time and effort spent reviewing courses. There are many benefits to participating in the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program.  At the conclusion of the program, you will receive a special certificate to thank you for your contribution.  As a Volunteer Reviewer you will be able to:

  • Explore in-depth a variety of different online courses and get ideas and inspiration for your own online courses
  • Apply lessons learned from the Exemplary Course Rubric to your own courses or those you are helping to develop
  • Share your knowledge and experience with others by providing feedback on their course designs
  • Gain professional development experience and recognition for your accomplishments and participation in the program
  • All Volunteer Reviewers will receive a certificate for their participation
Course Reviewers will receive training on the Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubric.  You should plan on allocating at least 3 hours to review each course.  You will have 3 weeks to complete your course review(s).
Dates to Remember:
Course Reviewer Training: Early February 2014 - Exact Dates TBD (will be recorded)
Receive Your Course Assignment: Monday, February 24, 2014
Course Review(s) Due: Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:59pm EST
If you have any questions, please email If your question pertains to submitting a course, please visit for more information.
Please fill out the Course Reviewer form below.  Courses can be reviewed by individuals or a team. We make every effort to match courses based on your preferences but we cannot guarantee all preferences will be accommodated.
Contact Information

Please list your complete mailing address so that we may send you a certificate at the end of the program.

There are two ways to participate as a Course Reviewer in the Exemplary Course Program: as an individual reviewer or as part of a team of reviewers. If you are registering as a team, the information provided above will be automatically designated as the primary contact for the team. There is no need to fill out another registration form. Simply list the names of each reviewer below in this format: Team Member 1 Full Name, Email; Team Member 2 Full Name, Email; etc.

Each reviewer will receive a certifciate at the address you provided above.

Review Preferences

Which of the following platforms do you feel comfortable reviewing courses in?

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What instructional level would you be willing to evaluate?

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Other than English, what languages would you be willing to review courses in?

(select all that apply)

Are there any institutions from which you would have to recuse yourself from reviewing courses? If so, please list them here.


Thank you for your willingness to be a Course Reviewer for the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program.