Introducing the OLC Quality Scorecard Suite

OLC Quality Scorecard - Quality Rubrics and Benchmarking Tools for Online Learning

As the leader in quality digital learning, OLC continues to find new ways to support higher education institutions who are seeking best practices for advancing quality. OLC offers a robust suite of Quality Scorecards to meet this growing demand which can be used to demonstrate elements of quality within the program, as well as an overall level of quality, to higher education accrediting bodies.

This comprehensive Quality Scorecard Suite provides Institutions the necessary criteria and benchmarking tools to ensure online learning excellence for the entire Institution in the following areas:

Administration of Online Programs: Launched in 2011, this Scorecard has been used by over 400 Institutions to measure the effectiveness of their online learning programs.  Handbook, rubric, and interactive dashboard available. Learn more and access this Scorecard.  This Scorecard is also available in Spanish. ¿Español? Haga clic aquí.

Blended Learning Programs: Launched in 2015, this Scorecard focuses on best practices for implementing successful hybrid and blended learning programs. Handbook, rubric, and interactive dashboard available.  Learn more and access this Scorecard.

Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice: This comprehensive scorecard can be used for an in-depth review to validate instructional practices as compared to quality standards identified by our panel of experts. The scorecard is available for use as a full scorecard or through our four breakout scorecards: Course Fundamentals, Learning Foundations, Faculty Engagement and Student Engagement.  Learn more and access this Scorecard.

OSCQR Course Design Review: In addition, OLC has partnered with the Open SUNY COTE to begin offering the OSCQR course design rubric. This tool can be used by institutions to evaluate the quality of their online course design as compared to best practices. Learn more and access this Scorecard.

Digital Courseware Instructional Practice: This solution has a focus on teaching using digital courseware. Learn more and access this Scorecard.

Each of the five Quality Scorecards are available as downloadable PDFs. However, only OLC Institutional members can access the Interactive Scorecards and are eligible for review and endorsement. Learn about membership with OLC.


“We have found the OLC Quality Scorecard to be a very effective tool for the administration of online education programs. The Scorecard provides a helpful framework for strategic planning and is used to evaluate programs, identify areas for change, and reassess annually.

Sandra Hirsh, Professor & Director, School of Information, San Jose State University