Workshop & Course Descriptions
QM Professional Development Opportunities
Click on each of the links below to read a general description of each workshop or certification course. QM offers workshops tailored for your needs. Please contact QM's Registrar for Higher Education at firstname.lastname@example.org to consult with you on a customized plan for your institution.
Learn more about Quality Matters and how all the pieces come together in an effective implementation of QM. Request an Overview Presentation.
Quality Matters offers both workshops and certification courses that lead to titled roles. The following workshops have no prerequisites and can be taken by anyone who is interested in improving the quality of online course design, and how to start teaching online.
- Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)
- Designing Your Online Course (DYOC)
- Designing Your Blended Course (DYBC)
- Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)
- Teaching Online-An Introduction to Online Delivery (TOL)
- Design That Welcomes Your Learners (ST1/7)
- Connecting Learning Objectives and Assessments (ST2/3)
- Using Instructional Materials and Technology to Promote Learner Engagement (ST4/5/6)
- Addressing Accessibility and Usability (ST8)
All Quality Matters certification courses are rigorous and time intensive. Participants should be aware that certification courses are not workshops and have more demands in terms of assignments and assessments of learning. Facilitators determine your readiness to hold QM roles based on the work completed in these certification courses. Ample time should be set aside for each certification course. QM recommends that only one certification course be taken at a time. The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is the prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course (PRC).
- Peer Reviewer Course (PRC)
- Master Reviewer Certification (MRC)
- Course Review Manager Certification (CRMC)
- Online Facilitator Certification (OFC) - Facilitate Online APPQMR Workshops
- Face-to-Face Facilitator Certification (FFC) - Facilitate F2F APPQMR Workshops
- IYOC Face-to-Face Facilitator Certification (IFFC) - Facilitate F2F IYOC Workshops
- IYOC Online Facilitator Certification (IOFC) - Facilitate Online IYOC Workshops
- Continuing and Professional Education Accelerated Peer Reviewer Course (CPE)
- K-12 Accelerated Reviewer Course for Higher Ed (K-12 RC ACCELLFY14)
QM LIVE! Web Conferencing Workshops
"QM Live!" web conferencing workshops are designed to be highly interactive, resource-packed professional development opportunities that fit into your busy schedule. Learn more!
- QM Coordinator Training - QM Subscribers Only
Check out a sample of one of our workshops! Review a SoftChalk lesson here from the Applying the Quality Matters workshop.
Quality Matters (QM) supports the provisions of Standard 8, Accessibility and Usability, in the QM Rubric. Quality Matters strongly supports reasonable accommodation for all participants.
Participants who require additional accommodations should contact their institution's disability services or access office or Quality Matters as soon as possible after they register for a QM course.
All QM courses are offered in Moodle. Moodle 2.4 complies with all major international standards in the area of accessibility, including XHTML Strict 1.0. For more information on Moodle and its development, please visit the Moodle Overview webpage.
QM's courses include the following:
- ALT tags that contain appropriate information about the graphic and/or activity.
- Appropriate color combinations that minimize color blindness effects.
- Appropriate font and font-size combinations to improve readability.
- Links to descriptions of accommodation features for the learning management platform (Moodle) and any additional third party tools, e.g., SoftChalk.
- Minimal use of bullets and/or charts that may be confusing to participants who use electronic readers.
- Transcripts and/or closed captioning for video and audio clips.
The above features demonstrate QM's understanding of the importance of providing a learning environment that supports qualified participants. Participants who require additional accommodations should contact their institution's disability services or access office or Quality Matters as soon as possible after they register for a QM course.