QM Success Stories Archive

FREE for all QM Members, these archived sessions of QM Success Stories can be viewed in the Reference Library after logging into MyQM. Select the webinar title for the description. Select "view webinar" for the recording link when available.

  • Blueprint Courses and Collaboration: An Innovative HBCU Case in Course Design and Quality Assurance

    Presented on April 16, 2024 by Dr. Mary A. Hooper, Associate Provost for Online Learning and Continuing Education from Clark Atlanta University

    Clark Atlanta University piloted a Blueprint Course initiative to ensure the instructional quality of online general education courses. Blueprint Courses are turn-key and collaboratively developed by departmental faculty and instructional designers using existing student learning outcomes to inform course design. We will highlight the course development process, including quality assurance through peer review, and identify takeaways, including the impact for both teaching and student learning. View Webinar

  • Upskilling with QM: A Coach/Learner Experience

    Presented on March 19, 2024 by Monica Pires and Ann Allen from Central State University

    In any teaching modality, it is crucial that students are provided with a well-mapped path to achieve course outcomes. This session's participants will not only learn about improving an online course; but also, the perspective of an instructional course designer and a faculty member working together as a coach/learner in the endeavor to coach, understand and then apply the QM Standards to enhance student learning. Participants will also learn about the impact of this process on user experience. View Webinar

  • Pathways and Partners for Progress

    Presented on February 20, 2024 by Amy C. Crowley-Gonsoulin, Maria C. Villar and Uyen Lee from Miami Dade College

    As you look to help successfully implement Quality Matters at your institution, consider different partnerships and pathways that can help you scale and move towards sustainable quality practices in online and blended environments. In this webinar, presenters from Miami Dade College share their experiences with funding sources, partnerships and implementing QM to support student retention. View Webinar

  • Templates, Quality Assurance, and Shared Governance Through Collaborative Leadership

    Presented on January 17, 2024 by Angel Mootispaw, Southern State Community College

    A unionized community college created a committee to provide shared governance over distance education. Faculty members, administrators, and other committee members worked together to develop and implement a course template with twenty QM Specific Review Standards. Join us to learn how the course template also increased course completion rates. View Webinar

  • Maximizing Learner Engagement: Strategies for Encouraging Learner Participation in Online Lectures

    Presented on December 19, 2023 by Steve Kaufman and Evi Gorogianni from The University of Akron

    For years, faculty have relied on simple voice over PowerPoint to deliver lecture content. However, this method has repeatedly fallen short on engagement and interaction, especially for today's online learner. How do we get learners to actually watch our lectures? Additionally, what strategies can we use to encourage learners to keep going and focus on key pieces of information? At the University of Akron, we'll share the innovative ways faculty have elevated their lectures with interactivity, thoughtful questions, and powerful visuals to get learners to actually watch and engage. View Webinar

  • Don’t Panic! Leading and Learning in an Age of AI

    Presented on November 15, 2023 by Dr. Jason Neiffer, Executive Director of the Montana Digital Academy

    Everyday, we are witnessing the rise of mainstream artificial intelligence. With the emergence of generative AI tools, we have a new opportunity to discuss the placement of future tools in our schools to help build better, future-focused students and ultimately adults. In this webinar, you're invited to embrace AI tools as an opportunity to adopt superpowers for you and your students to navigate what’s next in our soon-to-be-AI-driven world. Join us to calm your fears, increase your understanding and discover new opportunities for your school. View Webinar

  • Ctrl+Engage: Practical and Fun Strategies to Spark Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Classes

    Presented on October 18, 2023 by Dr. Wendy Tietz, professor at Kent State University

    Do you struggle with student engagement in your online synchronous classes? Do you wish your online class could use more active learning techniques, but you do not know where to start? During this session, simple, practical strategies will be shared that can be used to foster student engagement in synchronous online classes (and asynchronous too). The presenter has taught online large classes synchronously and asynchronously for more than a decade, and will share the class-tested strategies she uses to energize online classes. Many of these strategies can be applied or adapted to any size of class, including large classes. Advantages and limitations of each strategy/tool will be shared. Practical tips learned from implementing these strategies will also be shared. The strategies shared are low or no-cost solutions and do not require a high level of technology expertise. View Webinar

  • Less Content, More Application: Rising to Meet the Challenge of Chat GPT

    Presented on September 20, 2023 by Inara Scott, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning Excellence and Gomo Family Professor at Oregon State University

    Given what we know about what ChatGPT and other AI tools can — and cannot— do, as educators we must confront two very different issues: First, what should we be teaching our students to prepare them for a world in which they are likely to be using AI tools? Second, how do we assess what students have learned when ChatGPT provides an exceptionally helpful resource for cheating? In this session you will: apply practical strategies for designing a course that is more resistant to cheating and enhances student learning, and modify syllabi and assignments to anticipate the use and integration of AI in the classroom and the workplace. View Webinar

  • Learner Support and Engagement Beyond Traditional Use of LMS

    Presented on August 15 2023 by Randi Kirkland, Instructional Design Manager and Instructor; Samira Laouzai, Deputy Director/Manager of eLearning Services and Quality Assurance, Instructor; and Zhetao Guo, Senior Instructional Design Specialist from The University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Learn how to use an LMS to virtually engage on campus and online students. This can be achieved by creating inclusive and supportive learning environments that allow students to access academic and support services, complete University requirements, and conduct virtual presentations from anywhere. View Webinar

  • The Road Trip to Building Collaborative and Engaging ID-Faculty Relationships

    Presented on July 20, 2023 by Alicia Butterfield, Instructional Designer at University of Texas at Arlington

    Working in an ID-Faculty partnership is a lot like going on a road trip — from packing the right gear, to navigating construction zones, and enjoying some sightseeing along the way. Come network on strategies for engaging faculty in the design process to make your road trip a success! View Webinar

  • Quality in Online Programs: Innovative Approaches to Quality Assurance

    Presented on June 21, 2023 by Amy Grincewicz, Director of Instructional Design for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University; Nicole V. Schilling, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the College of Education at The University of Findlay and Jen Plahovinsak, Director MS Translational Pharmacology Program, Assistant Professor - Clinical Outcomes and Translational Sciences at The Ohio State University

    Are you looking for evidence-based hands-on approaches to quality assurance in online higher education programs? Then this presentation is for you as three institutions will discuss their innovative approaches to seeking quality assurance in online programs. View Webinar

  • Synchronous Online Learning: What is Old is New Again

    Presented on May 11, 2023 by Steven Crawford, District Director, Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation at Maricopa Community College

    In this conversation, we will review this history of synchronous online learning and discuss the transition our faculty and students have made to this modality. We will also discuss the barriers and solutions to these barriers that both students and faculty are facing, as well as their successes. View Webinar

  • Redesign to Align: Using QM Standards to Match Program Goals with Learner Needs

    Presented on April 19, 2023 by Dr. Kim Christopherson, Professor of Education, and Dr. Kristine Mickelson, Associate Professor of Education, from Morningside University

    When programmatic outcomes, student needs, and course design are out of whack, students become disengaged and anxious. We engaged in a curriculum revision to align our programmatic outcomes, student needs, and course design to produce more successful outcomes and experiences for students. View Webinar

  • Building Relationships Before Your Course Starts with a Personalized Website

    Presented on March 21, 2023 by Janel Heitz, Senior Quality Specialist, and Dr. Katherine Ostdiek, Instructional Designer, from Bellevue University

    Welcome students before the term starts with an instructor website. Example websites, resources, and feedback from instructors are shared. Get everything you need to create your own instructor website and enhance your student-instructor relationships by watching this webinar recording. View Webinar

  • Administrators Assemble! Cultivating e-Learning Quality Champions Among Academic Leadership

    Presented on February 22, 2023 by Dr. Racheal Brooks, Director, Office of e-Learning, and Dr. Siobahn Day Grady, Program Director of Information Science Program, from North Carolina Central University

    Watch this highly engaging session during which teams of e-learning champions collaborate to strategize pathways for QM implementation within diverse institutional contexts! Examine how to build lasting buy-in among academic leadership for campus-wide e-learning quality assurance. View Webinar

  • Scaling Up Quality: A Five-Year-Plan for QM Professional Development at a Large Public University

    Presented on January 25, 2023 by Arlene Mendoza-Moran, Lead Instructional Technologist, Dr. Shweta Trivedi, Department of Animal Science, and Bethanne Winzeler, Assistant Director of Course Quality, from North Carolina State University

    Looking for ideas to expand quality assurance at your institution? In this session, we will reflect on a multi-faceted five-year plan to elevate online course quality at a large public university. You’ll come away with ideas for designing professional development to scale up your own QM plan. View Webinar

  • Using UX Design Principles to Meet Quality Standards in Elementary Courses

    Presented on December 14, 2022 by Deirdre Edward and Alexandra Lewis, VirtualSC

    When faced with the task of designing asynchronous courses for elementary school students, VirtualSC designers worked to merge best practices of instructional design with those used in designing apps for children. In this presentation, the team will demonstrate the resulting course elements and how they are being used in the development of elementary math and social studies courses. View Webinar

  • Engaged but Not Invested: Practical Approaches Toward Educational Equity for All Students

    Presented on November 15, 2022 by Nancy Chapko, Wisconsin Technical Colleges

    How do we encourage student investment in learning to position them toward educational equity? Join this conversation to examine learner investment and educational equity. Leave with a plan to implement real-world approaches recommended by peers. View Webinar

  • Are You Up for the Design Challenges?

    Presented on October 19, 2022 by Rudy Lopez, Instructional Designer Team Lead,  and Amy Gates, Instructional Designer, at Alamo Colleges Online

    How do you incentivize 200 full-time and adjunct faculty to elevate their online course designs to the next level? A very large community college district developed the Design Challenges to support faculty in such an endeavor. View Webinar

  • Tiny Trickles to Wondrous Waterfalls: One Strategy Impacts Several Disciplines

    Presented on September 21, 2022 by Amy Heston, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Walsh University

    “My journey to the waterfalls” explains how a new approach to learning became a trickling stream of positive impact in one chemistry course, produced river rapids of momentum for QM certification, and then led to a waterfall of student success across several disciplines. Never underestimate the power of a small change toward student success because you, too, could experience a waterfall! View Webinar

  • Leveraging Quality Matters TOC Training to Advance Institutional Change

    Presented on August 25, 2022 by Justin Sentz, Deputy CITO & Executive Director of Academic Technology of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

    Shippensburg University, like many other institutions, made a quick shift to emergency remote learning in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This left many faculty members unprepared and led to questions about quality instruction. In the summer of 2020, the President gave a charge of getting as many faculty as possible independently certified for teaching online. As an existing institutional member of Quality Matters, the University recognized the Teaching Online Certificate as the “gold standard” for online instruction. This presentation will detail how this training was offered to faculty on campus and how the faculty who completed the training became champions for institutional change. View Webinar

  • Review Readiness:  Establishing Internal Review Processes to Prepare for QM Certification Reviews

    Presented on July 20, 2022 by Jami Nininger, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Mount Carmel College of Nursing; and Miriam Abbott, Academic Department Lead, Faculty, Mount Carmel College of Nursing

    “Establishing Internal Review Processes to Prepare for QM Certification Reviews” (aka QM Official Reviews) shares one institution's strategy for structuring an internal review process that drives faculty buy-in and course review process. View Webinar

  • Fake SLO’s and Upside Down Alignment

    Presented on June 22, 2022 by Sacha Johnson, Senior Instructional Designer at Idaho State University, and Lisa Kidder, Quality+ Program Manager at Idaho State University

    Are your learning objectives not quite feeling right? Perhaps you have some fake objectives? Or maybe the alignment is upside down? Let us help you identify topics, assessments, activities, and instructional materials masquerading as objectives and evaluate upside-down alignment. View Webinar

  • Post Pandemic: What We Learned to Make Education Better

    Presented on May 17, 2022 by Steve Kaufman, Sr. Instructional Designer & Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at The University of Akron and Chair of the Quality Matters Instructional Designer Association and Quality Matters Ohio

    Institutions are in a rush to "go back to normal", but should we? We will discuss some of the unique challenges that remote teaching revealed, but also how these challenges were addressed and what online learning can look like moving forward. View Webinar

  • Delivering High Quality Staff and Faculty Development in 10-Minute Microlessons

    Presented on April 20, 2022 by Matt Rietschel, Susan Bindon and Joanne Pinna from University of Maryland, Baltimore

    "Tech in 10" and a "Teach in 10" microlessons were implemented for faculty and staff to get 10 minute chunks on topics related how to learn, plan and solve issues that arise with telework, technology, teaching and especially teaching online. Join these QM members to find out how your institution might do the same. View Webinar

  • Before, During and After the Pandemic: Leveraging QM in Support of MSCHE Accreditation

    Presented on March 24, 2022 by Dr. Bernice Purcell, Holy Family University; Richard Smith, Harford Community College; and Dr Rui Li, Westchester University of Pennsylvania

    The presenters highlight examples of how their institutions have leveraged policies, practices, and plans developed in a way that aligns Quality Matters with their re-accreditation self-study (Middle States). View Webinar

  • How a Mix of QM, Analytics, and Data Inform Continuous Improvement

    Presented on February 15, 2022 by Penny Ralston-Burg, Jessica Resig and Lisa Byrnes from Penn State World Campus

    This webinar explores how a mix of Canvas student performance data, learning analytics, detailed course mapping, and QM internal review inform targeted course revision in a highly ranked online MBA program committed to continuous improvement. View Webinar

  • Prioritizing SEL in an Online Environment

    Presented on January 19, 2022 by Kirsten Wilson, M.Ed, Virtual Arkansas

    Social Emotional Learning isn't just something that is designed and developed in a course. It takes active training and a set of skills with an online educator to know what "just-in-time" supports are needed for students. Learn how Virtual Arkansas has taken the course-embedded elements of SEL and brought them full circle through leveraging all forms of communication in their courses along with the learner-centric approach of their teachers and systematic steps to interact, invest and maximize every opportunity to support and build capacity in students. This is where Virtual Arkansas takes the QM K-12 Rubric standards of 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4 along with the NSQ for Online Teaching and Learning and implements them with authenticity and fidelity. View Webinar

  • More than Click & Submit: How to Develop Interactive Content

    Presented on December 13, 2021 by Desiree Henderson and Angelika Fairweather, Learning Designers at University of South Florida

    The "digital divide" was a term coined in 2012 to describe the disparity amongst those students who did have internet access and those who did not (Van Dijk, 2012). Research indicates teacher preparation and quality of teaching is the leading factor in student success. Poor preparation and inadequate quality of design strategies can deprive students of equitable use and access to optimal digital-based learning experiences (Delgado, 2019). In this session we will discuss how through the incorporation of intentional design strategies, strategies that promote equity and access, we can create more inclusive learning experiences for our students. View Webinar

  • Don’t Ignore the D.E.A.: Design, Equity, and Access in Online Education

    Presented on November 16, 2021 by Stephanie Delgado, Manager of Instructional Design & Training, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University

    The "digital divide" was a term coined in 2012 to describe the disparity amongst those students who did have internet access and those who did not (Van Dijk, 2012). Research indicates teacher preparation and quality of teaching is the leading factor in student success. Poor preparation and inadequate quality of design strategies can deprive students of equitable use and access to optimal digital-based learning experiences (Delgado, 2019). In this session we will discuss how through the incorporation of intentional design strategies, strategies that promote equity and access, we can create more inclusive learning experiences for our students. View Webinar

  • Walking in Someone Else's Shoes: The True Impact of Digital Accessibility

    Presented on October 20, 2021 by Chris Smith, North Carolina Virtual Public School

    Alt text, captions, and audio descriptions oh my! Many of us have heard of the concept of digital accessibility but what would it really be like to walk in someone else's shoes to truly experience the real impact of digital accessibility? Join Chris to find out in this K-12-focused webinar recording. View Webinar

  • Blended, the New Norm: Using an Online Discussion Platform to Connect Online and In-Person Learning

    Presented on September 21, 2021 by Patrick Dempsey, Director of the Office of Digital Teaching and Learning, Loyola University Maryland

    While teaching hybrid or hyflex, both live and online sessions present opportunities for connecting and creating. This presentation introduces a framework and tool to empower students to shape their learning experiences, build new knowledge, and continue learning in-class and online. View Webinar

  • Goldilocks and the Three Courses

    Presented on August 18, 2021 by Carla Harper, Tia Bell, Diane Smith from University of Indianapolis

    QM members from the University of Indianapolis demonstrate how Quality Matters (QM) Essential Standards can be incorporated into review requirements for online courses. Learn how a systematic review process to evaluate the effectiveness of online courses can be implemented using QM Essential Standards. Tips and tricks for revising courses to meet those Standards are also shared. View Webinar

  • Teaching Beyond the Content: Embedding Workforce Skill Development into the Curriculum

    Presented on July 21, 2021 by William Torres, Director, Teaching & Learning Center and Charity Rohlfs, Assistant Professor, Paralegal, from Midland College

    Employers today desire candidates who have learned beyond the content and can demonstrate competency in important workforce skills. Learn about one instructor's approach to implementing a workforce skills development model into their curriculum. View Webinar

  • Responding to Student Course Quality Complaints: Simplifying QM/QA for Administration

    Presented on June 17, 2021 by David Becker, QM Lead Coordinator, and Dr. Hitesh Kathuria from Indiana University

    To better equip our administrators to resolve student complaints we created a brief course quality checklist that highlights essential elements of quality online course design. See if you could use this at your institution. View Webinar

  • QM Tetris: Arranging the Blocks of Great Course Design

    Presented on May 19, 2021 by Elizabeth Rodriguez, Alicia Reed and Beatriz Flores-Martinez from Laredo College

    Are you bogged down with the prospect of applying the Quality Matters Rubric to your online courses and need a way to make course design easier? Learn how the designers at Laredo College developed a template that addresses 30 of the 42 QM Standards, simplifying this daunting task for faculty. View Webinar

  • Let’s Fix-It!:  Fledgling Students and Forgotten Feedback

    Presented on April 22, 2021 by Jacklyn Pierce, Lake Sumter State College

    Have you ever found yourself writing the exact same comment on every assignment submitted by the same student throughout the semester? Let's talk about it and how we can create effective feedback and get students to use it! Due to a technical issue, this session was not recorded, but a related presentation can be viewed on YouTube.

  • Synchronous Course Design for the Pandemic and Beyond: The role of flipped and blended courses

    Presented on March 15, 2021 by Steven Crawford, District Director, Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation, Maricopa Community Colleges

    In this session, we will review established frameworks for flipped and blended course design that allow faculty to develop quality courses — that contain synchronous components — during and after the pandemic. View Webinar

  • 30 Going on 13: Thinking Like a Student for Course Design

    Presented on February 16, 2021 by Candice McPherson, Director of Design and Development; Kirsten Wilson, M.Ed., Director of Curriculum & Instruction and Paula McDougald, Design and Development Specialist, from Virtual Arkansas

    Ever seen movies like "13 going on 30" Or "Freaky Friday" where two very different people switch bodies for a time? Watch this session for an out of body experience that equips you with an adversarial thought approach to instructional design. View Webinar

  • Enhancing Inclusiveness within the Quality Matters Framework

    Presented on January 21, 2021 by Dr. Barbara Frey, Point Park University, and Dr. Rae Mancilla, Senior Instructional Designer with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

    Diversity and inclusion are core principles incorporated into effective instruction and Quality Matters standards. For example, Standard 1 promotes inclusiveness through the course welcome and introductions. Standard 3 emphasizes multiple opportunities to demonstrate competence with varied assessments and Standard 8 enhances inclusion through accessibility and usability. The purpose of this session is to identify and develop strategies that promote inclusion in an online learning environment. View Webinar

  • Apply UDL Checkpoints to the Design of Engaging Online Learning Environments

    Presented on December 16, 2020 by Karen Harris and Natalia Kouraeva from Rutgers University

    CAST UDL Guidelines recommend providing multiple means of engagement to develop learners who are purposeful and motivated, and therefore successful in their learning pursuits. Join QM members for this presentation to discover and map the connection between UDL checkpoints in the affective domain and QM Review Standards. They will also cover developing a UDL strategy for designing and delivering engaging learning environments that through this alignment implement numerous QM Review Standards. View Webinar

  • Meeting QM Standards: Creating a Syllabus Template

    Presented on November 18, 2020 by David Becker, QM Lead Coordinator and Course Review Manager at Indiana University

    Did you know you can meet 10 of the 42 QM standards with little to no work on your end? Our office collaborated with other stakeholders in online education at Indiana University to develop a syllabus template you can adapt and use for your courses. Not only does this template help you meet 10 QM standards, it's also accessible for all students. Find out how you can use this template to make your online course design a little simpler. View Webinar

  • Better than “Good Enough”: Quality at Scale at an HBCU

    Presented on October 14, 2020 by Racheal Brooks, Zakaria Jouaib and Larrisha McGill-Youngblood from North Carolina Central University

    When NCCU's faculty and departmental demand for QM outweighed its supply of trained personnel, the institution systematically changed its organizational framework and practices to meet its rapidly increasing needs. Watch how this institution utilizes the QM Rubric to scale quality across its curriculum by providing program-specific training, developing high-quality master courses, and empowering faculty as Quality Assurance Ambassadors. View Webinar

  • Photovoice: A Picture Can Replace a Thousand Words

    Presented on September 16, 2020 by Victoria McDermott, The University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Discussion threads can be tedious for students and instructors. Lengthy responses, required participation minimums, and failure to connect with lived experience may result in discussion chore vs. discussion engagement. Photovoice offers an alternative by challenging students to visually respond to discussion prompts and explore the course content through each other's "lens." This interactive session provides a framework for implementation along with practical constraints. Due to technical difficulties, a recording of this session is not available. See slides and assignment prompts from the conference presentation on this same topic.

  • Leveraging Course Health Analytics to Prioritize Course Enhancements that Drive Student Success
    Presented on August 18, 2020 by Kody Stimpson, Manager, Quality Assurance and Enhancement, Arizona State University - ASU Online
    ASU Online offers thousands of online courses a semester with a goal of ongoing course enhancement. This presentation provides recommendations on how to leverage institutional and course data to identify key course health indicators in online courses and prioritize them in ways that ensure ongoing course improvement. Dashboards with examples are shared along with a customizable process to identify and prioritize enhancements for online courses at scale. View Webinar
  • Breaking the Humdrum of “Post Once and Reply to Two Others”
    Presented on July 21, 2020 by Lisa Kidder, Quality+ Program Manager, and Mark Cooper, Instructional Technologist, Idaho State University
    Tired of the “post once, and reply to two others” instructions in online discussions? Can you still meet QM Standards with an alternative? Explore alternative discussion structures with specific learner instructions and grading criteria. View Webinar
  • Building Excellence: A Community of Online Teaching & Learning Where Quality Matters
    Presented on June 17, 2020 by Laura Lane-Worley, Distance Education Coordinator and Channell Cook, Lead Instructor-Child Development from Lee College
    Learn how one mid-sized community college used Quality Matters' Teaching Online Certificate to build a model community of online teaching and learning. Participants will engage in activities to spark institutional buy-in and engage faculty. View Webinar
  • Are We There Yet? Pack Your Bags for a Design Trip Using the QM Rubric
    Presented on May 20, 2020 by Patti Brown, Stark State College
    See how to conduct an internal QM review during course design using QM4Design, an all-in-one GPS that keeps both instructional designers and faculty on the same road to quality. Take a trip with QM and plan your institution's destination. View Webinar
  • A Discussion About Discussions: Increasing Student Interaction in Discussion Boards
    Presented on April 22, 2020 by Mark Gale and Kim Roberts of Athens State University
    Discussion boards are still one of the primary tools used for student interaction within online courses. However, due to the way the tool has historically been used, students view discussions as busy work and tend to put less than their best effort into the activity. This inevitably leads to instructor frustration as the tool that promised to mimic traditional conversations in a classroom has fallen short as it degrades to an "I Agree with what they said" type of interaction.

    After reviewing the literature on discussion board practices and semesters worth of trial and error, the university has begun implementing new styles of discussion boards and techniques that have seemed to increase the quantity and quality of the interactions on the activities. Faculty, students, and multiple QM Reviewers have stated that the new method of discussion boards overcome the perceived busy work stigma associated with the tool and that they enjoy engaging in the stronger discussions with classmates. In this session, we will focus on the techniques for creating these stronger discussion boards so that participants can use them in their courses. View Webinar
  • The QM Ohio Year of Review: Building a Statewide Culture of Online Quality
    Presented on February 19, 2020 by Steve Kaufman, Senior Instructional Designer, University of Akron; Tammy Macek, eLearning Instructional Designer, Lorain County Community College; and Chuck Piscitello, Instructional Designer III, Ashland University
    At the time of this webinar, the QM Ohio Consortium was 10 years old. Despite having 60 affiliated institutions, they noticed that some institutions engage deeply with QM, while others do not. To address this, they announced an initiative in 2018 called the "QM Year of Review". This initiative was designed to help spur the adoption of QM across member institutions, promote official course reviews, and encourage faculty and staff to complete QM professional development. They share the many outcomes of this initiative and provide strategies for developing your own push for online quality.

    They also discussed how their consortium has grown and share how they reorganized efforts to support membership, strategies they incorporated to attract interest from non-member institutions, and methods for promoting course reviews through the use of a bartering system. View Webinar
  • The Three Little Pigs: Building a Course That Stands
    Presented on January 23, 2020 by Candice McPherson, Paula McDougald, Kirsten Wilson from Virtual Arkansas
    Learn from the mistakes and successes of our Little Piggie builders on how to withstand the changing huffs and puffs of the wolf and build courses that withstand the test of time. View Webinar
  • Renewed Quality in Distance Education through Collaborative Evaluation
    Presented on December 17, 2019 by Marci Johns and Bryan Gill from Samford University, and Katrina Mintz from University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Learn how to initiate a collaborative self-evaluation process based on Quality Matters and accreditation standards that can result in the development of tools that form the basis for policies, procedures, and new online program development. View Webinar
  • Building an Ecosystem of Supports for Higher Education Faculty
    Presented on November 20, 2019 by Tammy Waldron, Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Find out how Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences leveraged their institutional quality assurance goals to build an ecosystem of supports for faculty using policy, PD, and their learning management system to scaffold their transition to an eLearning environment. View Webinar
  • Michigan Virtual’s Journey with Quality Matters
    Presented on October 23, 2019 by Krista Tomaselli, Assistant Director of Instructional Product Development, and Kristi Peacock, Senior Instructional Designer, Michigan Virtual
    Are you a member of a K-12 organization thinking about embracing Quality Matters? Are you wondering how to get started? Learn about how one organization went from having no formal quality measures in place for course design to having more than 50 courses Quality Matters certified in three years. View Webinar
  • 3 Systems - 3 Approaches! Everything I Wanted to Learn About Managing My Own QM Reviews and Peer Reviewers
    Presented on September 18, 2019 by Ashley Skylar, Elizabeth McMahon and Bethany Simunich
    Hear perspectives from California State, Kent State, and Minnesota State on lessons learned, favorite tools and tips for managing subscriber managed course reviews, tracking data, and growing your reviewer pool. Come away with great ideas and takeaways for implementation at your institution. View Webinar
  • Interaction and Accessibility: Using Internal QM Reviews to Meet Federal Guidelines
    Presented on August 21, 2019 by David Becker, Indiana University
    Two instructional designers share their process for training and supporting new online faculty within the context of QM's Standards, including how they turn faculty into students to help dispel myths about online teaching. Discover how this approach assists in meeting the urgent need to address quality course design while working within the limitations of their budget. View Webinar
  • Fast Tracking New Online Instructors
    Presented on July 17, 2019 by Linda Unger and Jennifer Jaiswal, Stony Brook University
    Have you wondered how your institution could use Quality Matters to assess whether or not courses meet federal guidelines concerning faculty-initiated interaction and accessibility? Come find out how we assess our courses and how you can do the same. View Webinar
  • Beyond Online: Using the QM Rubric for Face-to-Face Course Design
    Presented on June 19, 2019 by Kathy Roark-Diehl, Professor of English, and Rob Klinger, Associate Professor of Astronomy, New Mexico State University Alamogordo
    Using QM Standards, face-to-face courses can have more meaningful alignment, more detailed evaluative criteria, better instructions, and more focused class-time. Learn how two instructors from New Mexico State University Alamogordo (NMSU) successfully used their QM training and the QM Rubric to improve their face-to-face classroom environments and teaching effectiveness. View Webinar
  • Creative Alternatives for Fiscally Responsible Quality Assurance
    Presented on May 21, 2019 by Sarah Barnhardt, Associate Professor and Natalie Johnson, Director of Online Instruction, at Community College of Baltimore County
    How do you institute optimal quality assurance on a budget? The conversation revolves around creative and innovative ways of ensuring quality through the use of available institutional resources. Community College of Baltimore shares its four-tiered review process and discusses ways to manage the process. View Webinar
  • Head 'Em Out! Move 'Em On! Developing a Quality Assurance Program Using Quality Matters
    Presented on April 18, 2019 by Joyce Langenegger, Executive Director of Academic Success; Linda Reed, Instructional Design Specialist;  Eric Miller, Government Professor; and Sally Hughes, Instructional Designer from Blinn College
    How does QM align fractured processes into a cohesive QA program? Join a QA administrator, instructional designer, and online faculty member on the path from an unregulated Wild West online environment to a Modern era of structured course design and a review process that fully integrate QM standards. Review your own program, place it on the QM Continuum, and learn from other participants about their struggles and successes. This session will get you on the road of where you want to be with tips and tricks on how to arrive at your desired destination. View Webinar
  • Busting Multimedia Myths: An Evidence-Based Approach to Quality Instructional Media
    Presented on March 20, 2019 by Steven Crawford, District Director for the Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation at Maricopa Community Colleges
    There are many myths as to what makes a "good" online presentation. This session provides an overview of the categories and types of instructional multimedia and the quality research to date. Participants discuss the application of these evidence-based practices. View Webinar
  • Maximize the 'Mets' — Create a Culture of Quality
    Presented on February 19, 2019 by Jon Oestreich, Associate Director, Wisconsin Virtual School; Kirsten Wilson, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Virtual Arkansas; Annette Walaszek, Associate Director Wisconsin Virtual School; and Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Coordinator of Curriculum, Illinois Virtual School
    While a successful QM review is the ultimate goal, there are many ways to embed quality along the way and maximize "met" objectives. A multi-state panel representing several K-12 programs discusses how QM principles can be included in all aspects of online education. View Webinar
  • The Process Towards QM Program Certification from a Faculty Perspective
    Presented on January 15, 2019 by Presenters Lisa Hagan, Professor of Psychology; Taylor Kendal, Sr. Instructional Designer; Kristy Lyons, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Alex McDaniel, Senior Instructional Designer and Interactive Applications Developer; Dr. Bridget Murphy-Kelsey, Professor of Psychology ; and Dr. Cheryl Sanders, Professor of Psychology
    Several faculty members from Metropolitan State University of Denver share their experiences in working to complete the QM Program Certification process. Learn how they went from being QM novices to zeroing in on completing the QM Program Review Candidacy for Online Program Design. View Webinar
  • Calming the Waves, Navigating a Sea of Reluctance
    Presented on December 11, 2018 by Presenters Elizabeth Rodriguez, Director of eLearning and Instructional Innovation Center at Laredo Community College
    Is there a better way to support your faculty through the QM Review process? In this webinar, you’ll learn what Laredo College is doing to gain faculty buy-in after being tasked with having to redesign their online/hybrid courses using the QM Rubric. View Webinar
  • Ensuring Quality After the Review is Over
    Presented on November 13, 2018 by Presenters Sherrell Wheeler and Karen May, New Mexico State University Alamogordo
    What happens after the QM review? How does a campus go from QM to total QA? Hear how campus-wide quality assurance is maintained at NMSU-A. Topics will include ensuring the quality of courses, of delivery, and of master courses and providing campus-wide equivalent services for online students. View Webinar
  • Developing a QM Culture During Course Design
    Presented on October 17, 2018 by Stella Porto, The Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
    Learn how the QM Rubric serves an important role in providing a benchmark for quality control where course design and development activities are distributed between various professionals. In serving as a hub for many distinct departments, The Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) delivers a variety of online courses targeting the public sector in Latin America. The courses are offered in two main formats: traditional instructor-led courses (in Moodle) and MOOCs (through edX). View Webinar
  • This One is Going to Need Some Work: Building Relationships Through Difficult Conversations
    Presented on September 20, 2018 by Lucy Kefauver, Director of Distance Education, West Liberty University
    How many times have you had to deliver the news that a course needs improvement when working with faculty in online course development? Do you dread it? You don't have to! This session will help you identify strategies for building relationships through these difficult conversations. View Webinar
  • An Immersive Approach to Rapid Blended Course Design Using QM
    Presented on August 7, 2018 by Tracy Medrano, Instructional Designer and Christine Fundell, Lead Accessibility Specialist from California State University, San Bernardino
    Join design specialists as they share how a simple visualization strategy, using seven basic office supplies, and QM as a guide helped them rapidly achieve consistency, clarity, and alignment in their blended course design. They will also reveal how their design process demonstrates a commitment to accessibility and usability. They will share their blended course design strategy and helpful tips and tricks so you too can achieve similar results. View Webinar
  • Establishing Team Tools that Promote Evidence-based Course Design
    Presented on July 19, 2018 by Jami Nininger, Assistant Dean Distance Education, Mount Carmel College of Nursing
    In today's higher education landscape, faculty are met with competing priorities in the face of limited time. As such, the proposition of approaching online course design through structures determined to be beyond those traditionally used is often met with resistance. Building faculty buy-in for embracing evidence-based course design is essential for the promotion of quality in online education. This session describes one team's journey in creating design templates that engaged faculty in course design and ignited interest in overall course design and certification initiatives. View Webinar
  • A Rose by Any Other Name Smells as Sweet: Introducing QM to Reluctant Faculty
    Presented on June 14, 2018 by Wren Mills, Assistant Director, and Alicia Pennington, Instructional Designer, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Western Kentucky University
    Do you have faculty who balk at learning about Quality Matters? In this session, learn how and why we created a faculty learning community to help faculty refresh and revise courses using the QM Rubric as a basis, but did not reveal that was what we were doing until the very last gathering. View Webinar
  • Everything I Need to Know About Student Engagement I Learned From a Rabid Sports Fan
    Presented on May 19, 2018 by Robert Lindsay, Salt Lake Community College
    Wouldn't you love students to follow your online course as closely as sports fans follow their favorite teams? Learn strategies and tools used by sportscasters that online instructors can use to increase student engagement. View Webinar
  • Preparing for a Formal QM Review: Comparing Three Models
    Presented on April 3, 2018 by Renée Petrina, Principal Online Instructional Designer, Indiana University; David Becker, Instructional Design & Technology Specialist, Indiana University Southeast; Sandra Johnson, Quality Matters Coordinator, New Mexico State University; and Pat Abrego, Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Education, Texas A&M International University
    How do you ensure consistent quality in formative, internal reviews? A full QM review is a significant investment of time and funds — how can you be confident that a course and a faculty member are “ready” before they go up for a full review? In this moderated panel, QM Coordinators from three universities (New Mexico State, Texas A&M International, and Indiana) compared and contrasted how they approached the challenge that faces many QM institutions. View Webinar
  • Welcome to Pasta 401: Bring Your Appetite for Creating Course Alignment
    Presented on March 14, 2018 by Larissa Cremeens and Laura Suero-Cole, University of Southern Indiana
    Are you hungry for course alignment? In this session, you'll practice the fundamental process of designing an aligned course from "scratch." Using the tools created by the USI Instructional Designer team as your main ingredient, you will end up with a delicious course recipe. View Webinar
  • Breaking Bad with QM Standard 8: ensuring an All-Access Pass for Learners
    Presented on February 14, 2018 by Don Lourcey, School Support Consultant, and Chris Smith, Instructional Designer, North Carolina Virtual Public School
    Creating an online course that is accessible to diverse learners can be challenging. This session explains the what, why, and how of providing all students access to content and activities so they can easily navigate and interact with online course modules. View Webinar
  • Cultivating a Sustainable Quality Assurance Program
    Presented on January 10, 2018 by Dionne Thorne, Director, Instructional Design and Online Learning; Sarah Barnhardt, Associate Professor, ESOL; and Stephen Kabrhel, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Physical Sciences, The Community College of Baltimore County
    Quality Matters certification ensures high standards for online courses. However, what if the institution is unable to financially afford certification for all online courses? The panel shares the story of how one college created an internal review process based on QM. View Webinar
  • Using the CPE Rubric as a Cattle Guard
    Presented on December 7, 2017 by Steve Simpson, Digital Learning Specialist, Arlington ISD
    Learn how one K-12 district utilizes QM's CPE standards as the basis for a certification course required of any staff wanting to develop and offer a fully online professional learning (PL) course. In other words, learn how the CPE Standards help us "ride herd" on online PL course development and avoid the "Wild West"! View Webinar
  • Whoa! With a Template You're Halfway There
    Presented on November 15, 2017 by Stephanie Fuhr and Ricky Zager, Instructional Designers, and Karla Morris, Manager of Instructional Design Services, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
    Make QM certification achievable by creating an effective Quality Matters-based course template. A simple template can be adapted to any course and can include elements that help set the stage for a successful development. With a template, you're already halfway there — why not go for certification! View Webinar
  • An Independent IYOC with a Blended Twist: Improving Both Design and Delivery
    Presented on October 18, 2017 by Tani McBeth and Greg Kaminski
    Faculty from Portland Community College explore the innovative way they use QM’s Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) workshop. Discover how faculty have benefited from the approach — including how they share and reflect on course design strategies, as well as best pedagogical practices for instructional delivery. Plus, learn how you can bring this approach to your institution and expand on your own IYOC experience with a flexible F2F component designed to promote effective online teaching strategies in addition to good course design. You’ll also gain an understanding of how you can fine-tune and the apply instructional improvement plans through instructor collaboration beyond the IYOC. View Webinar
  • The Course Map on the Road to QM!
    Presented on September 14, 2017 by Natasha Lindsey, University of North Alabama
    Often, faculty are unfamiliar with instructional design principles and at the same time instructional designers are unfamiliar with course subject matter. As for the students, their question is, "Why am I doing this?" This session will discuss using course maps to help faculty and designers work together to conceptualize goals for instruction, to help students understand the purpose of course goals and instructional materials, and to design instruction that satisfies QM alignment standards (2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, and 6.1). View Webinar
  • Does Quality Really Matter? Implementing QM Training at River Parishes Community College
    Presented on August 24, 2017 by Jared Eusea, Mathematics Instructor and Grant Principal Investigator, and Jesse Paul, English Instructor and BFF
    Initial and ongoing Quality Matters implementation and online course review at their home institution are discussed. Topics include: developing measurable goals and objectives, identifying prospective and current online faculty, selecting required Quality Matters courses, applying Quality Matters standards to current courses, reviewing online courses, and extending Quality Matters training into future semesters and courses. The initiative was funded by the Louisiana BoR Support Fund Contract Number: LEQSF (2015-16)-ENH-PEN-13. View Webinar
  • The QM K-12 Rubric as a Course Development Roadmap
    Presented on July 19, 2017 by Krista Tomaselli, Course Development Manager, Michigan Virtual University, Kristi Peacock, Instructional Designer, Michigan Virtual University
    Strategies for applying the QM K-12 Rubric to the process of online course development were explored. See how the development team at Michigan Virtual School used the QM K-12 Rubric and Annotations to increase course quality and development efficiency. First, we will present a process for developing institutional best practices by closely studying each Standard. Next, we will look at how to apply these practices to the development of course and lesson templates. Sample templates will be provided and participants will be encouraged to share their own best practices. View Webinar
  • Gaining Momentum: Implementing and Sustaining QM at a Unionized Public University
    Presented on June 6, 2017 by Krista Tomaselli, Course Development Manager, Michigan Virtual University, Kristi Peacock, Instructional Designer, Michigan Virtual University
    Strategies for applying the QM K-12 Rubric to the process of online course development were explored. See how the development team at Michigan Virtual School used the QM K-12 Rubric and Annotations to increase course quality and development efficiency. First, we will present a process for developing institutional best practices by closely studying each Standard. Next, we will look at how to apply these practices to the development of course and lesson templates. Sample templates will be provided and participants will be encouraged to share their own best practices. View Webinar
  • What to Do When We Don't Know What We Don't Know: Lessons Learned from QM Rookies
    Presented on May 10, 2017 by Katie Bridges, Instructional Designer, Georgia Highlands College; Holly Owens, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Cara Richard, University Associate Instructional Designer, Lamar University
    It's hard to know what to do when we don't know what we don't know about implementing and maintaining Quality Matters at our institutions. Join three QM rookies for this discussion on implementation and sustainability of QM at their respective institutions. The presenters will share innovative ways to implement and maintain QM through best practices and life lessons. View Webinar
  • Forging New Paths with QM-Infused Faculty Training
    Presented on April 27, 2017 by Dr. Wren Mills, Distance Learning Training Coordinator, Western Kentucky University 
    We have found that embedding Quality Matters — from the underlying principles to the Rubric — into every training or faculty development event can help to promote the program's effectiveness much more than having QM as a stand-alone initiative. Come to this session to learn how our campus worked to revise existing programs — from half-hour webinars to week-long events — to have Quality Matters carefully integrated into each one, thus promoting the QM program in every training and development session offered and making it more familiar to and comfortable for our faculty. View Webinar
  • True Confessions: 5 Things I Did Wrong Managing Our QM Program
    Presented on March 7, 2017 by Alissa Sells, Program Administrator, eLearning & Open Education, Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
    Failure is not an option right . . . well, actually it is! Learning from my mistakes has been an integral part of my current success managing our system-wide Quality Matters program. In this session I'll share the mistakes I've made so participants don't have to make them too. I'll also offer some practical tips and solutions for managing a QM program that participants can apply today. Participants will share their program management challenges, receive feedback from peers, and start writing an action plan. View Webinar
  • Growing a 7-12 Online Program Embedded in Quality Matters
    Presented on February 8, 2017 by Mrs. Jennifer Sayre, Online Teacher Leader; Consultant, Hilliard City Schools; Sayre Online Solutions LLC; Mr. Mark Pohlman, Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Hilliard City Schools
    Want to know how to maximize the QM Framework in 7-12 course development? Hear how a large, suburban school district just outside of Columbus, Ohio has adopted Quality Matters to redesign and create a full suite of quality, online course options for their 7-12 graders. View Webinar
  • Quality at the Peak: Colorado Community College System's Approach to QM Implementation
    Presented on January 25, 2017 by Dr. Tina Parscal, Executive Director; Dr. Stephen McElroy, Director of Academic Excellence; Darci Duran, Instructional Design Team Manager; Colorado Community Colleges Online
    This session will share Colorado Community College System's approach for supporting campuses in launching Quality Matters and Colorado Community College Online's specific evolution with quality assurance. Panelists will share specific implementation milestones and decision points. Implications for course design, course development, quality assurance processes, instructional policies, and faculty professional development will also be discussed. View Webinar
  • Expect More to Attain More: Reaching for 100% Faculty Certifications
    Presented on December 8, 2016 by Susan Colaric, Ph.D., Vice President, Online Learning and Services; Anne Cooper, Ph.D., Senior Vice President Instruction and Academic Programs; St. Petersburg College
    Most institutions have faculty who have been teaching online for decades as well as those just starting out. So how do you ensure that everyone has a common vision for quality? St. Petersburg College expected more and attained more by making it a college priority: 100% of faculty certified in the LMS, 100% of online/blended faculty certified in Teaching an Online Course, 100% of faculty developing courses certified in Applying the QM Rubric, and 50 faculty certified/working as QM Peer Reviewers. Participants will learn how to establish a common vision for quality and to apply this process to their own institutions. View Webinar
  • Applying QM to a Face-to-Face Course - Blending, Flipping, Extending: QM Beyond the Online
    Presented on November 16, 2016 by Stacey Cofield, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    QM Standards can be effectively applied to an in person, traditional, lecture-based course to achieve a more dynamic and purposeful classroom. This session will look at how course competencies can be supported using QM Standards, from the syllabus to independent and group activities, lectures, homework assignments, exams, and projects. View Webinar
  • Flexible But Not Flimsy: Addressing Standards Using a Personalized Faculty Pathway
    Presented on October 12, 2016 by Mary Bohman, Instructional Design Specialist, Winona State University; Robin O'Callaghan, Senior Instructional Designer, Winona State University
    This session will present the WeTeach program, a model proven to be successful to engage faculty in a voluntary program supporting course design and integrating QM Standards. The program includes a flexible model with multiple delivery methods that address faculty's needs with personalized custom attention. This session will showcase the program's structure, project management tools and strategies, campus communication and promotion, and a brief overview of content topics. View Webinar
  • Why Fly Without a Net? The Role of Quality Matters Training and Support in Online Course Development
    Presented on September 15, 2016 by Darrin Jones, Instructional Developer, University of Northern Iowa
    Support for faculty is everything! This session will provide an overview of the collaborative online course development process offered at a comprehensive Midwestern university. The instructional development team will outline their online course award stipend-based process, pre-development instructor preparation with qualified Quality Matters facilitators, course development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation and support. This session will include an active dialogue with session participants; discussion will be encouraged throughout the presentation. View Webinar
  • Take the Next Step with a QM Faculty Learning Community
    Presented on August 18, 2016 by Kathy Bright, eLearning Support, Olympic College; Laurie Adamson, Faculty, Olympic College
    Many faculty at this institution have completed the APPQMR training, yet seem unable to take the next step. A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) was created, giving faculty a place to discuss how to revise their courses to meet Quality Matters Standards. Learn more about the FLC structure, meeting agendas, materials used, and results. Participants will also be provided with several of the tools and resources that were developed for this Faculty Learning Community and will leave with a template for creating an FLC at their schools. View Webinar
  • A Journey to the Top 2 Percent
    Presented on July 28, 2016 by Jill Holmes, Business Faculty; Kim Hansen, Accounting Faculty; Sheryl Barton, Business and Office Technology Faculty; Riverland Community College 
    How did a small, rural, multi-campus community college become one of the top 2 percent of all QM institutions? Come on an interactive journey to discover ideas for achieving QM success at your campus. You'll learn how leadership, internal mentors, faculty workshops, monetary incentives, and a wall of fame motivate faculty to pursue QM Certification. There will be several strategies for how you, too, can get a piece of the pie. View Webinar
  • QM Coordinator Success Tips: A Model for Sharing Roles and Responsibilities
    Presented on June 9, 2016 by Joan Mikalson, Associate Provost; Betsy Brennan, Data Quality Specialist, Excelsior College
    A Lead QM Coordinator and QM-Certified Course Review Manager from Excelsior College will tell the story of how a QM organizational chart evolved and the shared model for QM Coordinator emerged. First-hand tales will be shared on designating various QM roles and responsibilities, such as assembling an in-house training team, managing internal and subscriber course reviews, setting up a Quality Matters college-wide committee, communicating to the campus, and reporting back to Quality Matters. View Webinar
  • Launch & Learn – TEAM with Quality Matters™: Together Everyone Achieves More
    Presented on May 11, 2016 by Anne Marie Hodges, Web Development Manager, Chamberlain College of Nursing; Himani Trivedi, Manager, Instructional Designer, DeVry Education Group; Joy Whitlatch, Assistant Professor, RN-BSN Online, Chamberlain College of Nursing
    Participants will learn that it takes teamwork to implement a QM initiative. The presenters will describe an implementation plan, highlight data showing progress of success, and identify best practices for implementing QM standards in an Online nursing program. The presentation will also showcase resources that encourage colleague engagement in implementing QM standards into course design. Reflections from various colleagues (including administrator, faculty and Instructional Designer) will be included. View Webinar
  • Using the CPE Rubric for Faculty Development Programs
    Presented on April 14, 2016 by Steven Crawford, Associate Director, Academic Innovation; Jinnette Senecal, Senior Instructional Designer; Arizona State University
    For developing online or blended faculty development programs, the QM Higher Education (HE) Rubric may not be the best tool for reviewing the quality of the program design. This session will discuss the design changes Arizona State University made when it began to use the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) Rubric to inform the design of online faculty development programs.  View Webinar
  • 8 Tips for Addressing Standard 8
    Presented on March 16, 2016 by Catherine Artac, Instructional Designer/Technologist, Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Overwhelmed by the idea of meeting Section 508 requirements? Not sure if you are truly addressing the five Specific Review Standards under General Standard 8? This session will look at eight steps you can take toward making your digital content accessible for all users. High-level topics will be discussed, as well as nuts and bolts ideas such as heading levels, alt text, descriptive links, captioning/transcripts, and specific examples of how you can meet Standard 8. Your takeaways will be both a greater awareness of accessibility issues and a number of practical resources. View Webinar
  • Save Time and Money: Grow Your Own QM Facilitator
    Presented on February 23, 2016 by Eddie Andreo, Director for Online Learning, Cowley College
    Learn what it takes to grow your own Certified Face-to-Face and Online Facilitator and how to train your entire faculty in Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, at the same time saving a significant amount of money! View Webinar
  • Transition Lassoed by QM: Capitalizing on a New LMS by Integrating QM Principles in Training
    Presented on January 20, 2016 by Terry Pollard, Director of Instructional Development and Distance Learning; Rebecca Butler, Coordinator of Instructional Development and Distance Learning; Jessica Bailey, Dean, School of Health Related Professions; University of Mississippi Medical Center
    An academic health science center in the southern United States adopted Quality Matters in 2014, representing the first institutional partnership with Quality Matters in higher education in the state. Within the same calendar year, administrators were presented with a new development from campus administrators: the campus' legacy learning management system would be replaced with a new system. Could the eLearning group blend training on QM with the training on the new system? Six months later, an online course with 26 QM Standards was integrated into the self-paced online course. View Webinar
  • You Are Not Alone: Institutional Support Structures for QM Review
    Presented on December 8, 2015 by Karen Watte, Course Development Specialist; Shannon Riggs, Director of Course Development and Training; Melanie Kroening, Instructional Designer
    This presentation describes successes in creating a set of support structures including a pre-review process of collaboration between faculty and instructional designers, ongoing support during the review, and post-review collaborative continual course improvement. View Webinar
  • Building a Network to Disseminate QM Principles
    Presented on November 17, 2015 by Emily Magruder, Coordinator, Innovative and Effective Instruction and Keisha Paxton, Director of the Faculty Development Center, California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ashley Skylar, Quality Assurance Manager, California State University Office of the Chancellor
    To implement a QM-based online course design program CSUDH created the DH Network, a group of faculty who disseminate best practice in online course design through peer-to-peer sharing. This session shares design of the network's academy and consultation process and reviews lessons learned. View Webinar
  • Our Sneaky QM Implementation: Moving Beyond Posting Their Syllabus Online
    Presented on October 14, 2015 by Maria Fernandez, Instructional Designer and Jeff Suarez-Grant, Instructional Designer, California State University, Los Angeles
    Sneak quality assurance into faculty development to help instructors design quality courses even before deciding to teach online. Ensure quality through consistent exposure to LMS templates and workshops infused with QM principles, while avoiding a prescriptive approach to course design. View Webinar
  • Keeping a Voluntary QM Program Going and Growing
    Presented on September 8, 2015 by Allison Peterson, Instructional Designer III, Texas Woman's University
    Everyone agrees that quality course design is a good thing, and administrators are supportive of QM as a process and Rubric. But no one is mandating adherence to the process or standards. Now what? How do you get faculty interested and involved? This presentation will cover the subtle and not-so-subtle approaches that have worked for one institution and encourage conversation, ideas, and suggestions from others. Whether you are just getting started or trying to keep the interest going, come and learn more. View Webinar
  • Introducing QM to Tough Customers
    Presented on August 19, 2015 by Kathleen Chambers, eLearning Instructional Designer/QM Coordinator, North Seattle College and Adjunct Faculty for Shoreline Community College; Amy Rovner, eLearning Instructional Designer and Associate Faculty at Shoreline Community College
    If you're looking to motivate "tough customers", faculty resistant to QM adoption, you need to create a faculty-driven campus culture for course reviews. As a faculty member, Kathleen was a "tough customer" when she first heard about Quality Matters. In this presentation, Kathleen and Amy will describe strategies to personalize the QM process with basic organizing skills focusing on an awareness of your skills as an organizer to dissolve resistance. They will then share how these strategies were implemented in stages over the past few years and describe their successes and ongoing challenges. View Webinar
  • QM 411: A Shared Directory Approach for Design Resources and Best Practices
    Presented on July 8, 2015 by Kitty Deal, Assistant Professor, Education; and Debbi Canavan, Title III Activity Director and eLearning Instructional Specialist; Kodiak College, University of Alaska Anchorage
    Help! How can faculty keep up with all the complex components of quality courses? Come see how a small, rural college addressed the need to create a common repository for best practice examples, technology tools and strategies, course design, and QM standards using the directory approach. View Webinar
  • An Introduction to QM:  The QM Quickie
    Presented on June 17, 2015 by Melody Buckner, Director of Digital Learning and Online Education, University of Arizona
    Do you have challenges getting faculty buy-in for QM? This session demonstrates and discusses a teaser presentation used to introduce faculty to QM. Our goal is to encourage faculty to sign up for the full "Applying the QM Rubric" training. Our QM Quickie presentation has proved to be successful across campus. Many colleges, departments, and programs have invited us to come and talk to their faculty about QM and have become part of the QM movement across campus. View Webinar
  • Looking Under the Hood: Making Course Design Transparent
    Presented on May 27, 2015 by Lisa Kidder, Senior Instructional Technologist, Idaho State University
    Come explore the “under hood” design features of a faculty development course designed to use authentic learning as faculty develop an online or hybrid course based on the Quality Matters Rubric.  The eight week online course provides faculty the opportunity to be a student in an online course, learn to use our LMS (Moodle), create their own course and see Quality Matters standards in practice. The course uses four lenses - authentic learning, Quality Matters, Moodle, and Other Tools, to highlight the design rationale in each module, and specific activities.  You will have access to an example to explore on your own after the session. View Webinar
  • How to Make Your Course QM Awesome: Creative Quality Matters Applications
    Presented on April 14, 2015 by Shannon Bradley, Education Program Director, New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College
    If you would like to see creative ways to implement the QM Rubric in your online learning environment, this is the presentation for you! Shannon will explain and demonstrate how she has applied the QM Standards within her QM Certified course using SoftChalk, Google Drive, small group collaborations, Screen-Cast-O-Matic, YouTube, and more.  She has used these tools in her own courses, and in the presentation, she will incorporate the ideas gained from collaborating with Math, Communications, and English colleagues that have led to improved student learning and engagement. This presentation will provide practical tips and instructions for implementing these tools into your online course. View Webinar
  • Applying, Improving, Reviewing:  A Three Step Plan for Successfully Implementing QM
    Presented on March 18, 2015 by Roxann Humbert, Statewide Director of Higher Education eLearning for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
    Hear how one state has successfully trained over 1000 faculty on the principles of QM and how to improve their own courses as well as set up a review process that allows institutions to maintain their own autonomy. View Webinar
  • Quality Matters at the Core: A Roadmap for Collaborative Online Course Development
    Presented on February 25, 2015 by Robert Cougar Burke, Brian Kennedy, Sheryle Kuhnley, Cristina Padilla, and Jyl Warner, Albuquerque Public Schools
    This conversation offers a snapshot of how the QM Rubric provides a foundation for a district initiative at Albuquerque Public Schools that is leading to the development of high quality online courses. Through a Collaborative effort, the district is transforming professional development strategies and opportunities for those involved in the process.  View Webinar
  • It Takes a Village: Building Successful Statewide QM Implementation Through Collaboration
    Presented on January 2, 2015 by Jill Phipps, Curriculum Designer, University of Akron
    A collaborative approach and a distributed leadership model enabled QM's largest statewide system subscription to not only grow, but thrive. Building on the spirit of collaboration, institutions are now able to conduct course reviews at very low cost and participate in an annual membership meeting. View Webinar
  • Minnesota’s Statewide Model: Leveraging Collaboration to Improve Course Quality
    Presented on December 12, 2014 by Elizabeth McMahon, Statewide QM Coordinator, Minnesota Online Quality Initiative, Northland Community and Technical College
    Through formal reviews that utilize only external reviewers and professional development that supports collaboration and shared expertise, attend this session to learn how our model invites broad collaboration among all of our subscribing institutions. View Webinar
  • Working through the QM Process for a Graduate Course:  Lessons Learned from an Early Adopter
    Presented on November 18, 2014 by Diana Schwerha, PhD, Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Russ College of Engineering, Ohio University
    Diana will discuss some of the challenges of being the first person at her university to go through a QM review. She will share the overall process, describe how a statistics course was designed for online delivery, and discuss good design principles for an online graduate class. View Webinar
  • Making Quality Happen Through a Quality Matters Internal Review Process
    Presented on October 23, 2014
    Sherrell Wheeler, Rob Klinger, Kathy Roark-Diehl, Gary Bond, New Mexico State University-Alamagordo. View Webinar
  • QM Lessons Learned
    Presented on September 18, 2014 by Buddy Muse and Tom Cantu of Montgomery College
    The signing of a formal QM Implementation Plan, establishment of a training program, procedures for faculty to have their courses pre-reviewed and formally reviewed, and lessons learned will be discussed. A showcase of one of the MC courses that has met QM standards will be included in the presentation. View Webinar
  • Quality Matters at NMSU-Carlsbad
    Presented on August 13, 2014 by Nicole Olsson-Dail, New Mexico State University - Carlsbad
    Nicole will share her personal experiences implementing Quality Matters at New Mexico State University-Carlsbad.  She'll also discuss NMSU-Carlsbad's internal review process, accreditation success, and future implementation plans. View Webinar
  • The Trail to a Quality Matters Recognized Course
    Presented on July 17, 2014 by Sharon Lalla, New Mexico State University
    Sharon will be sharing her experiences about the formal Quality Matters review process. She will tie her experiences to specific portions of her online course as she walks through various components of her QM recognized course.  She will end the session with next steps toward improvement. View Webinar

If you'd like to present a future QM Success Story, please email QM's Registrar for Higher Education.