scorecard for assessment of online courses
Using a yes/no scorecard reduces the impact of subjectivity in assessing an online course, which can be valuable when many people are assessing many programs. However, if a course component is lacking even in a small way, it earns a "no" score, which isn't necessarily representative of that component across the whole course.
By comparison, a tiered rubric offers some flexibility in scoring, allowing for more specificity about what could stand to be improved in an online course, but it still maintains a high level of objectivity by having specific characteristics or traits for each scoring level.
I will use the rubric I designed to assess my MicroLesson, because it offers more granularity about the impact of the course's design and functioning.