The Peer to Peer Course Design Project

The Peer to Peer Design Project is an opportunity for faculty to participate in a meaningful review of their course. The faculty member and a peer reviewer utilize a quality course design rubric to support self-reflection and course improvement.

Course Reviewers get paid for 2 hours of work per course reviewed. Applications accepted now through March 15th, 2021.  Please read the FAQ below for more information.


You will receive payment for 7 hours of work per course, max two courses. This form will close on April 1st 2021. Please read the FAQ for more information.

Course Review Questions

  1. How does this work?
    You will be assigned a Course Reviewer. A Reviewer will use a quality course design rubric and recommend changes in your online course. The Reviewer will spend up to 2 hours on your course. You will get paid for 7 hours of work per course.
  2. How often will will the instructor and Course Reviewer meet?
    There are 2 required meetings with the Course Reviewer, one at the start of the review and one after you have made changes to your course based on the recommendations from the first meeting.
  3. Can I receive additional design support?
    Yes. You can make an appointment with an eLearning Designer for further assistance or join us on our Live Faculty Support Zoom sessions.
  4. How many of my courses can we update?
    You will receive payment for updating up to 2 of your courses. You will get paid for 7 hours of work on each courses, for a maximum of 14 hours.
  5. Where will we make the course updates?
    eLearning will create a sandbox site for each course to be reviewed. Once you have completed the course updates then you can import new content from the sandbox to your active Canvas site. Designers and Course Reviewers are available to help with your content import.
  6. When does this project begin?
    Course Reviewers will be trained by Dec 15th 2020. If you have submitted an application, please wait until after Dec 15th for a Reviewer to be assigned.
  7. When do the reviews end?
    Applications for course review will close end of day on April 1st, 2021. Courses submitted by that date will continue to be reviewed during April, 2021.
  8. Will this course review count towards my quarterly faculty evaluation?
    No. These reviews are conducted independently of faculty course evaluations. Faculty evaluations are completed by students and are not related to this review.
  9. Will my course content be reviewed?
    No. The Course Reviewers are reviewing design and accessibility, and not the course content. It is unlikely that the Reviewer will be a subject matter expert in your subject.

The Course Reviewer Application Questions

  1. How do I participate?
    We encourage all interested faculty to apply to be a Course Reviewer. It is helpful if you have experience teaching online using Canvas and online teaching professional development. You may apply by using this application form.
  2. When is the training to become a Course Reviewer?
    The training will be provided by eLearning through Microsoft Teams. Each training session will last 90 minutes. Reviewers are required to attend one session. In addition to the times listed below there will be more training opportunities offered until March, 2021.
    January Microsoft Course Reviewer Teams Training (select one):
    Thursday, January 14th (2:30-4:00PM)
    Wednesday, January 27th (2:30-4:00PM) 
  3. Will I receive Payment for attending the training session?
    Yes. All Course Reviewers will receive payment for attending a required training session scheduled above.
  4. When does this project begin?
    Course Reviewers will be trained by Dec 15th 2020. There will be additional training opportunities offered until March, 2021
  5. When do the reviews end?
    The project ends the last day of April, 2021. You may choose to review only a small number of courses. This partly comes down to what works for your schedule. It is not a requirement that you are available for the entire duration of the project in order to be hired for a Course Reviewer.
  6. When is the final day for Course Reviewer Applications?
    It is not a requirement that you are available for the entire duration of the project in order to be hired for a Course Reviewer. Applications to be a Course Reviewer will be accepted through March 15th, 2021. 

Canvas Course Design Review Guidelines

The college will provide the opportunity for faculty to improve online courses through consultation with the eLearning department. Faculty who participate in this process will be eligible for a stipend.

Each faculty can apply this review/improvement process for up to two courses.

Faculty will consult with the eLearning department at the beginning of the process and review changes to their course(s) at the end of the process.

This work can take place between November 15, 2020, and April 30, 2021.

The final course review with the eLearning department must be completed by May 10, 2021, to qualify for payment. Faculty who do not consult and review changes with eLearning are not eligible for these stipends.

The College will work with eLearning to assure that there are reasonable opportunities for consulting with eLearning staff throughout this time period.

Last Updated January 5, 2021