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Best Practices for Online AND HYBRID Courses




Welcome to the JMU Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Courses information site.

James Madison University is committed to providing quality courses regardless of the delivery format, however, this document focuses specifically on online and/or hybrid  learning environments that affirm its Mission and Defining Characteristics. To ensure the University's commitment to the highest standards of quality, it endorses the following document which outlines the core values and best practices that establish standards for course design, instruction, and associated support services at the institutional level.

The original best practices guide was published in January 2010.  It was revised in August 2012 as a result of the development of a best practices guide for online programs.  The revised JMU Best Practices for Online and Hybrid Courses guide is now available.