December 2021

Teaching Online Certificate (TOC)

For funding consideration for the QM Teaching Online Certificate, please complete the Application Form.  All participants will be required to complete at least one workshop before 12/31/21.

The Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate prepares instructors to demonstrate knowledge mastery of online teaching. The rigorous seven-workshop series provides current and potential online instructors with an in-depth student experience as they learn the background knowledge to successfully teach online.

Required workshops include:

  • Gauging Your Technology Skills
  • Evaluating Your Course Design
  • Exploring Your Institution’s Policies
  • Orienting Your Online Learners
  • Connecting Learning Theories to Your Teaching Strategies
  • Creating Presence in Your Online Course
  • Assessing Your Learners

This seven-workshop series requires a total time commitment of 11 weeks and approximately 80-90 hours. Workshops do not have to be scheduled consecutively or taken in a specific order, although QM recommends taking them in the order listed above. The Teaching Online Certificate is awarded by QM upon successful completion of all seven workshops.

UA Online content experts must complete all 7 workshops prior to the start of course development to be eligible for additional compensation.

January 2022

Introduction to Quality Matters (INTRO2QM)

Date: January 11-26, 2022

Enrollment is now open. Complete this form to request registration information.

The Introduction to Quality Matters (INTRO2QM) workshop introduces participants to QM’s Quality Assurance System, explores why QM is considered the gold standard in online course quality assurance, and describes the course review process. In addition to learning about QM Rubrics and the types of course reviews, participants will explore how a QM implementation can support a culture of quality. The workshop concludes with the development of a personal plan for continued engagement with Quality Matters.

This two-week workshop is recommended for faculty and administrators who are new to QM. It is facilitated, fully online, and asynchronous, with firm deadlines. It is not a self-paced workshop. You will need to dedicate 3+ hours per week to achieve the learning objectives. Please be sure your schedule will accommodate participation requirements before requesting registration in this workshop.

February 2022

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

Date: February 1-15, 2022

Enrollment is now open. Complete this form to request registration information.

The Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM’s flagship workshop and is a prerequisite for the Peer Reviewer Course. It is appropriate for a broad audience, including faculty, adjunct instructors, instructional designers, and administrators. This workshop introduces participants to the underlying principles and critical components of the QM Rubric and guides them through hands-on activities in the application of QM’s specific review standards. Participants will also practice writing helpful recommendations.

The APPQMR workshop is required for anyone wishing to participate in the Higher Ed Peer Reviewer Course from Quality Matters.

This two-week fully online, asynchronous workshop is facilitated and has firm deadlines. It is not a self-paced workshop.  Participants will need to devote 14+ hours per week to achieve the learning objectives. Please be sure your schedule will accommodate participation requirements before requesting registration in this workshop.

Recordings

Can’t make it to a scheduled live virtual session? All live virtual events are recorded. Check our On-Demand Resources page for a current listing of recordings. Quality Matters workshops are not recorded.

For Faculty Development and Training Contact:

 Email Cheryl Bosarge

Phone:  (205) 348-4860

For Technical Support Contact:

 Email Technical Support

Phone:  (866) 205-1011