Member Success Stories, Overviews, and More

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Looking for a recording or miss a session?

See a list of all archived recordings. If you're a QM Member, you can access video links in MyQM in the Reference Library.

Have an idea for a QM Success Story? Email QM's Registrar for Higher Ed.

QM Success Stories

There is no substitute for experience! Your colleagues who have experience meeting QM's rigorous course design Standards and implementing QM on their campuses can provide you with valuable insights and experience. "QM Success Stories" webinars are presented by your colleagues and fellow members. They will share their experiences on topics like these and more: 

  • How do I create a plan for implementing QM at my organization?
  • What does a course look like that has met QM Standards?

The sessions are scheduled once per month and are FREE for members only! Space is limited to the first 500 registrants. You can register once and view the webinar with colleagues. The webinars are also live captioned! Can't make it? All QM Success Stories are recorded and available to subscribers after the session in the Reference Library located in MyQM approximately two-weeks after the session.

  • June 14, 2018
    A Rose by Any Other Name Smells as Sweet: Introducing QM to Reluctant Faculty

    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? Come to this session to 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. 
    Webinar begins at 2:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. CT, 12:30 p.m. MT, 11:30 a.m. PT

  • July 19, 2018
    Establishing Team Tools that Promote Evidence-based Course Design

    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.

    Webinar begins at 1:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. CT, 11:30 a.m. MT, 10:30 a.m. PT

  • August 7, 2018
    An Immersive Approach to Rapid Blended Course Design Using QM

    Tracy Medrano, Instructional Designer; Christine Fundell, Lead Accessibility Specialist; Mauricio Cadavid, Senior Instructional Designer; and Delia Ortega, Professor in Ethnic Studies, California State University, San Bernardino

    Join a faculty and team of 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. The faculty and team of design specialists will share their blended course design strategy and helpful tips and tricks so you too can achieve similar results.

    Webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT


Looking for a recording or miss a session?

See a list of all archived recordings

Have an idea for a Research Webinar? Contact the Research team.

Research Webinars

Join the QM Research Colleagues and other researchers from the QM Community for presentations of research on the impact of quality assurance in online learning and other related topics. The webinars are free and open to QM Members as well as non-members.


July 31, 2018 — 1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern
The Role of Research in Developing the Sixth Edition of the QM Higher Education Rubric for Course Design

Presented by QM Staff, Research Colleagues, and Guest Experts, including Brenda Boyd, Barbra Burch, Dr. Yaping Gao, Wade Lee, Dr. Kay Shattuck, Dr. Bethany Simunich, and Dr. Whitney Zimmerman

The Sixth Edition of the QM Higher Education Rubric represents, in a very real sense, a fundamental outcome of the ongoing design-based research project at the core of Quality Matters. The work of the vast QM community, in putting educational theory and research into widely contextualized application, is at the heart of the validation process for QM’s quality Standards and tools. This webinar will provide an overview of the research conducted to assist with the Rubric update. It will include a presentation of the Rubric update process, the research included, the literature review process, and explanations of other important data collection and analysis.


K-12 Overview Webinars

Learn how QM can help your district meet and overcome challenges in digital education. This FREE overview offers an inside look at QM’s tools and how they can help put you on a path of continuous improvement.

June 21: 2:00 pm Eastern


November 5 - 9, 2018

National Distance Learning Week

Every year QM participates in this event by partnering in one or more free webinars. We also offer select QM Live! Web Conferencing Workshops at a discount to help you jump start your courses.