Online National Standards 4: Meeting Needs

A one-size-fits-all approach to instruction cannot always meet the needs of all learners in any setting, including an online classroom. In this course, you will review the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) Online Teaching and Online Courses focusing specifically on standards related to providing course content to meet learner needs. You will be given both elementary and secondary examples of indicators under the standards for Diverse Instruction and Accessibility and Usability. You will also be able to explore scenarios to help you better understand how to apply these examples.

In this course, you will:

  • Describe what the NSQ Standards are and the particular standards that relate to course content and design,
  • Identify indicators of diverse instruction,
  • Examine indicators that promote accessibility and usability, and
  • Reflect on your current practices and begin to determine ways the standards might help you to grow professionally.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual