LSC POET™ Online Peer Review Rubric

New Lake Superior College POET Online Peer Review*

IN 2013, a group of faculty began revising Lake Superior College’s peer review rubric and process to make it more comprehensive. The new peer review rubric includes not only best practices in course design but best practices in online teaching and learning.


Here are the most updated versions of the Lake Superior College POET Online Peer Review rubrics:


Newest Peer Review Rubric (Microsoft Word)

Newest Peer Review Rubric (PDF)


Newest Rubric with annotations (Microsoft Word)

Newest Rubric with annotations (PDF)

*This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Creative Commons License

Here are links to all our previous Online Course Peer Review** documents:

Rubric (PDF version)

Rubric (Word version)

This is the rubric Lake Superior College faculty use to conduct all online class peer reviews. Note that we adapted our rubric with permission from the MarylandOnline Quality Matters program while they were working under a FIPSE grant.

Rubric Annotations (PDF version)

Rubric Annotations (Word version)

The annotated version of the rubric is handy when looking at the specific definitions of each standard and includes examples of ways to meet each standard. A copy of the annotated rubric can be given to an instructor before a review is conducted and during the follow-up meeting when going over the results of a review with an instructor. The annotated rubric also helps to ensure that all reviewers are correctly interpreting the meaning of each standard.

Rubric Scoring Guide

This document describes how to score a review using the rubric.

**The review rubric and annotations are adapted from the Quality Matters project that was awarded to MarylandOnline and sponsored in part by The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education.

8 Responses to LSC POET™ Online Peer Review Rubric
  1. Ann Lindbloom says:

    I tried to view the peer review rubric, annotated peer review rubric, and rubric scoring guide. Would it be possible to receive a copy of these items?

  2. Susan Brashaw says:

    Are you not able to open the peer review documents?

  3. Bedan Kamau says:

    Request to use the Peer Review Rubric

    I would like to request permission to use the peer review rubric posed on this site. At Cal Poly Pomona, we are in the process of developing an instrument similar to the one here and would like to avoid reinventing the wheel. In the even that you grant us permission to use this instrument, we will be sure to provide proper attribution to your institution in the version we come up with.

    Bedan Kamau

    Sr. Instructional Designer, Learning
    Instructional & Information Technology
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    3801 West Temple Ave
    Pomona, CA 91768
    Tel: (909)979-6337 Fax:(909)869-4710

  4. Deborah Schummer says:

    Request to use the Peer Review Rubric and Annotatations.

    I would like permission to use both of the above documents. At Rochester College we are beginning to plan and develop an online program and feel this peer reviewed/designed information would be extremely helpful as we define our standard operating procedures and online course design.

    Proper credit for original works will be noted on our final version.

    Deborah Schummer, MBA
    Director, Online Learning
    Rochester College
    800 West Avon Road
    Rochester Hills, MI 48307


    • susan says:

      Thank you for your interest in the online course peer review documents, Deborah. I’ve emailed you with more information. Please let me know if you have questions!


  5. Janeen says:

    I would like permission to use the rubric above for a online course training evaluation my organizaiton is conducting. Please email me with any information. Thanks.

  6. I also would like to get permission to use of this rubric for our online courses. Kindly let me know complete information.
    Thanks in advance.


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