Online Course Observation & Self-evaluation Tool for Assessing Your Online Teaching Practices

The following guides are used at NCCC to support online course observations, and for observing the online portion of hybrid and blended courses. This guide was adopted by the NCCC Online Learning and Teaching Council “OLTAC.”  This advisory council adapted the Penn State Peer Review Course Observation Process and Guide to meet our needs.  Adaptions include our process and resources at NCCC. 

This guide makes use of the”Seven Principles for Good Practice in Higher Education.” The guide is also an excellent self-evaluation tool to assess your online teaching practices.

Observation Guide and Faculty Instructions:

  • Course Observation Guide for Online Courses at NCCC (observer instructions are located on the cover page of the guide) – PDF
  • Course Observation Guide for Online Courses at NCCC (observer instructions are located on the cover page of the guide) – DOC
  • Faculty Instructions to prepare for the observation

Examples of completed observations

NCCC Example 1: SPE102- Buerger- Spring 2020

NCCC Example 2: SPE101- Marissa Pytlak-Surdyke- Fall 2019

Penn State Example 1: Dossier Example : PDF

Penn State Example 2: Dossier Example : PDF

Training Material:

Train the Observer Session: October 28, 2020 – Slides | Recording