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Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

Learn the underlying principles behind the Quality MattersTM Rubric and the critical elements of the QM quality assurance process.


Introduction to APPQMR

QM’s flagship workshop on the Quality MattersTM Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors. It is particularly helpful to those new to Quality MattersTM or those considering the adoption of a quality assurance process for online and blended learning.

Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:


Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality MattersTM by applying  the QM Rubric to review online courses and the concept of alignment.


Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the Quality MattersTM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.


Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected Quality MattersTM Rubric Standards.


Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the Quality MattersTM Rubric and evidence from the course.

Join us! It will only take a minute

The impact of using QM goes far beyond the course or courses being certified. Through the CTL Quality MattersTM Professional Development, we engage faculty in a continuous improvement processes that offer takeaways participants can use right away.