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Author Checklist

Initial Publication Date: April 23, 2007

"How do I know if I'm done?" You can use these statements and questions as a checklist to guide self-review and determine the readiness of your activity for expert review.

Audience and Purpose

  • At first glance the user is able to quickly determine the basic content of the activity.
  • The purpose of the activity is clear and its objectives are plainly presented.
  • The activity design addresses the instructional need.
  • At first glance the user is able to determine the intended audience of the site.
  • The content is easy to understand and appropriate for faculty and graduate students


  • There are no typographical or spelling errors.
  • The factual information or content of the activity is accurate and complete.
  • The activity appears to be complete (for example, no missing files).
  • There is sufficient information to make the site worth visiting.
  • The concepts and principles are appropriately presented without confusing or missing information.
  • Activity title is brief but informative.
  • The activity will motivate faculty to read and use the site.
  • The information included in this activity is current.
  • Directions are clear and easy to follow.
  • Examples span an appropriate range of content (from simple to higher order thinking).
  • The activity supports the objectives of the module.

Supportive information

  • Each graphic or linked file serves a clear purpose (support content, quality, appeal).
  • The references and links for this module are credible.
  • The content of external linked sites from this activity are worthwhile and appropriate for the audience's needs/purposes.
  • Internal and external links are working properly (no dead ends, no incorrect links, etc.)
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