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The purpose of this coaching article is to assist health education academicians and specialist practitioners to understand the design of a fully distance learning health program and planning course applying the Quality Matters and Blackboard Exemplary Course rubric frameworks. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer-review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses and online components. The Blackboard Exemplary course framework uses best practices in designing engaging online courses with detailed feedback and course improvement. This article is a peer to peer teaching effort of step by step application of various rubric features, used nationally, providing examples of its applications toward a distance learning course. Additionally, the course designer discusses literature related to the evidence base of Quality Matters and some of the limitations of using course design tools.