Why Align Your Course?
A course that has been certified locally will be on a fast track to be "quality badged" by the CVC-OEI. Courses that are badged are also published on the CVC-OEI Finish Faser website which allows students in the state of California to cross-enroll in community college online courses. This cross-enrollment substantially improves students' efforts to reach their educational goals at a much faster rate.
Apart from appearing in the Finish Faster search, courses that are quality aligned provide easier guidance, navigation, and optimizes the ease of use of the Canvas courses. Further, quality aligned courses report higher student success and retention rates than non-aligned courses. Instructors also benefit from quality aligned courses as the course becomes increasingly streamlined, grading, assessing, scaffolding, and providing instruction is far less laborious.