Member Success Stories, Research and More

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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 1000 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.

  • May 17, 2022
    Post Pandemic: What We Learned to Make Education Better

    Presented 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.

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

  • June 22, 2022
    Fake SLO’s and Upside Down Alignment

    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.

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

  • July 20, 2022
    Review Readiness:  Establishing Internal Review Processes to Prepare for QM Certification Reviews

    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” shares one institution's strategy for structuring an internal review process that drives faculty buy-in and course certification.

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

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Online Learning Webinars

Join QM and special guests for periodic webinars on a variety of topics related to building success with QM, online learning and professional growth.
The webinars are free and open to QM Members as well as non-members.


May 4, 2022 — 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Tools to Bolster Quality Initiatives for Canvas Customers 

Presented by Claudia Sanchez Bustos, Instructional Design Specialist at Quality Matters, Kenneth Larsen, Chief Instructional Designer at Cidi Labs, and Angel Mootispaw, Director of Instructional Technology at Southern State Community College

Join us as we explore how Cidi Labs instructional design tools for Canvas can help make your Quality Matters work more efficient and easier to scale. You’ll hear first-hand from Southern State Community College about how the advanced course design toolset and course readiness tracking tool helped them build higher quality courses and more effectively manage the work involved in doing so. You’ll also hear from Quality Matters on how the design tools have helped enhance their professional development courses which are delivered through Canvas.

In addition to seeing the impact the tools have had at these institutions, you'll also see a brief demonstration of the tools. At a time when the quality of online courses affects more students than ever before, we’re excited to highlight some tools that can make that important work easier!


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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.


May 10, 2022 — 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Course Design Considerations for Inclusion and Representation 

Dr. Racheal Brooks and Dr. Siobahn Grady, North Carolina Central University

Join North Carolina Central University’s team of Quality Matters champions for an engaging and insightful exploration of easy-to-implement strategies for creating inclusive online courses. Dr. Racheal Brooks and Dr. Siobahn Day Grady will offer techniques for uncovering existing disparities faced by online learners, exploring evidence-based best practices for equitable e-learning environments, and reimagining inclusive experiences for all learners.

This webinar will also spotlight recent QM research and initiatives that are centered around inclusive, representative, and emancipatory online course design practices — including the white paper on this topic authored by the presenters.