Quality Matters

What is Quality Matters?

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered peer review process designed to support, improve and certify the quality of online courses and digital learning materials.

To learn more about Quality Matters in Washington state,video watch a nine-minute video produced by the Tacoma Community College eLearning department.

Who should take QM training?

Everyone! While geared toward online and blended course design, even instructors who teach primarily face-to-face (f2f) or web-enhanced courses will benefit from taking the introductory APPQMR course. Most participants find the QM rubric to be an excellent course design checklist. QM training is open to system faculty, administrators and staff statewide.

Funded Workshops

SBCTC eLearning pays for the following Quality Matters workshops:

QM Workshop Sign-Ups

Contact your campus eLearning office for sign-up information. Please do not register yourself on the Quality Matters website. Only registrations processed through your eLearning office and SBCTC eLearning will be paid.

Please note that many of our fabulous local colleges offer f2f and online APPQMR workshops. The cost for this training is typically $25 per participant and is not paid by SBCTC eLearning.

QM Workshop Schedule

To see available workshop dates, check the QM Course Calendar. Please do not register yourself on the Quality Matters website. To sign-up, you will need to send the workshop title and start/end dates to your eLearning office along with your name, title, teaching subject and contact information.

QM Course Reviews

To find out how to have your own course reviewed, please contact your campus eLearning office.

QM Coordinators Only

All QM Coordinators (QMCs) should complete the following training:


Please contact Brook Bane or Alissa Sells with any additional questions.


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