QM | Quality Design

What is Quality Matters?

Interested in offering students a high-quality, engaging online course? Quality Matters, or QM, is a quality assurance system for online learning that is grounded in research, driven by best practices, and puts learners first. QM consists of three core components: Professional development, the QM Rubric and course reviews.

Three Main Components

Getting Started

To take advantage of any Quality Matters’ benefits, you first need to create a free MyQM Account

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FREE Quality Matters Course

QM’s course Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) is a 2-week, asynchronous course that dives deep into the underlying principles behind the QM Rubric. Faculty who have taken APPQMR have reported a deeper understanding of online course design as well as feeling more confident about how to apply the QM Rubric to courses.

Learning Objectives of APPQMR

  • Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  • Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program, including the QM Rubric, materials, processes, and administrative components.
  • Apply the QM Rubric to review online courses.
  • Make decisions on whether the demo course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
  • Apply the concept of alignment.
  • Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement by citing annotations from the QM Rubric and evidence from the course.

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Questions about QM? Email extendedcampus@uic.edu for more information.