The Quality Matters Program aims to improve course design through the Quality Matters rubric and standards. Both College of Technology Instructional Designers have completed the QM Applying the Rubric Certification Training, and will be developing ways to assist instructors with designing and re-designing better quality course.
Based on the rubric, a new Blackboard template is being developed that will assist instructors in developing a course that meets many of the QM standards.
There is also a course self review that instructors can use to review their course to help improve their courses. This course self review is adapted from the Quality Matters rubric and can assist you with reviewing your course and identifying and determining that all your course components are present and meet Quality Matters Standards. In addition, using the checklist will provide you with the ability to enhance and improve your course.