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Improving your Online Course via Quality Matters (2 week short course)

July 13

Improving Your Online Course

July 13 – July 24 


The “Improving Your Online Course” workshop explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own online courses and develop a course improvement plan. 

The content is based on the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement so enrolling in the workshop with a pre-developed online course is required. 

Course Learning Objectives 

After completing this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters. 
  • Apply the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric to your own online course. 
  • Describe the alignment of at least one module/unit in your online course. 
  • Prioritize improvements to your online course. 

Technical Skill Requirements

  • Use a web browser  
  • Create, save and upload Word documents  
  • Navigate Microsoft Windows  
  • Create and send an email using your Minnesota State account  
  • Evaluate and decide whether or not to use OneDrive  
  • Perform basic tasks associated with the following D2L Brightspace tools: Content, Quizzes and Assignments

Suggested Audience 

Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers 

Estimated Time Commitment 

Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 4-6 hours per week. 

Reflect on your Professional Development 

As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team. 

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs one week prior to the start of this course. 

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar. 

Data Use: Campuses want to know if their faculty are using the educational development resources and opportunities made available from Minnesota State to best tailor their on-campus offerings. We will provide participation information upon campus request. You may opt out of this report by contacting ed-innovations@minnstate.edu. We plan to use your contact information to send you information about upcoming events on the NED Events Calendar for which you may be interested.

Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page. 

Course Location 

Your instructor will contact you with information on how to join your course site via Quality Matters.


Please read the Short Course FAQ or contact the facilitator, Jane Sprangers


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July 13
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Jane Sprangers
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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