The Office of Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019 Exemplary Online Awards. This award replaces the Online Education Excellence Awards (OEEA). The award is intended to recognize exemplary and innovative practices in online teaching and course production.

To be eligible, courses must have 80% or more of the content and activities available to students online. Courses that were taught during the 2018 calendar year are eligible for nomination. Courses can be nominated for one of the following categories:

  • Imaginative or Innovative Approach
  • Quality of Course Materials
  • Instructional Strategy
  • Learner Satisfaction
  • Student Engagement
  • Large Enrollment Strategies

To nominate a course, the course instructor must complete the Exemplary Online Award nomination form in ProposalSpace and provide the items listed below. Submissions that are incomplete will be removed from consideration.  Documents MUST be uploaded within the ProposalSpace nomination form.  Documents that are emailed will not be accepted.

  • 2019 Exemplary Award for Online Education Nomination Form
    • Instructor information: name, email, department and college
    • Course information: title, prefix and number, section number, term and year, and home page URL for the nominated course
    • Course delivery system (Canvas or other)
    • Primary and secondary nomination categories (see above)
    • Course teaching assistants, collaborators and production personnel (if applicable)
    • Instructor permission for QA reviewers to access the nominated course site
    • Description of the exemplary or innovative aspects of the course along with URLs linking to examples within the course
    • Reflection on the student evaluations—what worked well and plans for improvement
  • Self-Review of nominated course must be done in ProposalSpace Using the Exemplary Award self-review form that is based on the UF+ Quality Matters rubric.
    • The self-review MUST include links to examples of excellence within the Canvas (or other) course site for the nominated term.
  • One peer review of the course.
    • May use a department, college, Quality Assurance Committee, or other review
    • May be from a term other than the one nominated
    • Include the course prefix and number in the filename
    • If you do not have a UF +QM peer review, we will assign your course to reviewers
  • Student evaluations (GatorRater .csv or Excel file) including comments from the nominated term.
    • Include the course prefix and number in the filename

The nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2019

Course instructors must grant/provide temporary access to nominated courses for Quality Assurance Committee reviewers. Winners will be notified no later than Monday, March 25th 2019. Awards will be presented at the spring 2019 Interface Conference to be held April 23, 2019. Award recipients may be invited to share the exemplary or innovative practices used in the course at this event. In addition, a multimedia presentation will be created to showcase each course receiving the award and made available through the website. View the 2018 award-winning courses.

For questions about the nomination form or the awards, contact Alexandra Bitton-Bailey at