Improve Courses & Training by Building Expertise

Quality Matters online workshops help faculty, teachers and instructional designers grow beyond their current online learning expertise. Whether you are experienced or just entering online learning, your courses — and learners — will benefit from the application of QM Rubrics and course improvement tools. Workshops are available to both QM members and non-members, with significant cost-savings for members.

Start by Learning About QM and How to Apply QM Rubrics

If you're new to QM, begin with the Introduction to QM workshop. It's relevant to all membership types. In the Applying the QM Rubric workshop, you'll practice writing helpful recommendations for continuous improvement with the QM Rubric as your guide. You'll also learn how the QM review process leads to alignment with learning objectives through non-opinionated analysis.

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INTRODUCTION TO QM

Get on the road to quality assurance for online learning with a solid understanding of how QM helps faculty, staff and institutions deliver on their online promise. From here you'll have a plan for optimizing QM membership.
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HIGHER ED APPQMR

Learn about the QM HE Rubric and the process of using it to review an online course. This workshop is a prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course.
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K-12 APP

Learn about and apply the K-12 Rubric to an online course. See how the process aids improving online and blended courses.
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Click on the tab below (Teaching Online Certificate - TOC, Higher Ed.-specific, K-12-specific, Research, All Programs, or QM Live! synchronous workshops) that matches your area of interest to see workshops available. 

  • Introduction to Quality Matters (INTRO2QM)
    Learn what QM is and how it can help you deliver on your online promise. This two-week, facilitated workshop is ideal for those new to QM or considering a QM membership. Explore why QM is widely considered the gold standard in online quality assurance and how its implementation can support a culture of quality from many avenues.

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  • K-12 Get Active QM Live! Series

    This series of three web conferencing workshops focuses on strategies for increasing learner engagement by examining instructional materials, course content and types of interactions. The series is offered through a dedicated session for your group, school or district. To set up dedicated sessions for one or more of these workshops, please contact QM's Professional Development Registrar or complete the form on this page.

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  • Making Materials Accessible QM Live! Series
    This set of 2-hour synchronous workshops focuses on building skills for creating accessible course materials and elements. Video captioning, accessible documents and basic HTML are a few of the topics covered. These workshops can be offered as dedicated sessions for your Higher Ed. or K-12 group. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for up to 20 participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team.
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  • Assessing Learning Remotely QM Live! Series
    These four, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with actionable tactics that can be used right away in a remote instructional situation. If your team is ready to move beyond pass/fail assessments or needs fresh ideas for matching assessments to course objectives, these sessions are for you. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for up to 20 participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team.
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  • Fast Track to Remote Teaching and Learning QM Live! Series
    These seven, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with concrete preparation for teaching online. If your team is moving to remote instruction or looking to form a more solid base to help learners succeed online, these sessions are for you. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for up to 20 participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team.
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  • Instructional Materials for Online Teaching QM Live! Series
    These five, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with what they need to know when deciding what content will be used in an online course. If your team is ready to address the unique opportunities and challenges with instructional material from various perspectives, these sessions are for you. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for up to 20 participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team.
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  • K-12 Assessing Learning Remotely QM Live! Series
    These four, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with actionable tactics that can be used right away in a remote instructional situation. If your team is ready to move beyond pass/fail assessments or needs fresh ideas for matching assessments to course objectives, these sessions are for you. Institutions can schedule dedicated sessions for 10+ participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team. Volume discounts are available.
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  • K-12 Fast Track to Remote Teaching and Learning QM Live! Series
    These seven, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with concrete preparation for teaching online. If your team is moving to remote instruction or looking to form a more solid base to help learners succeed online, these sessions are for you. Schools and districts can schedule dedicated sessions for 10+ participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team. Volume discounts are available.
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  • K-12 Instructional Materials for Online Teaching QM Live! Series
    These five, 2-hour synchronous online workshops provide faculty and staff with what they need to know when deciding what content will be used in an online course. If your team is ready to address the unique opportunities and challenges with instructional material from various perspectives, these sessions are for you. Schools and districts can schedule dedicated sessions for 10+ participants for one or all sessions at a time that works for their team. Volume discounts are available.
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  • K-12 Fall Into the New Normal QM Live! Series
    This special series of web conferencing workshops focuses on strategies for solidifying your base to deliver fully or partially online courses. Register for one or all eight workshops — just $100 per workshop for members and you receive a 10% discount if registering for the series. The series runs for two weeks, September 28 - October 8 and sessions are from 7 - 9 pm Eastern, Monday through Thursday.
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