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, click here to watch a 9 minute video produced by the eLearning Department at Tacoma Community College.
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.
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.
- Click here for sign-up directions.
- Click here for workshop access information.
Please note that many of our fabulous local colleges offer f2f and online APPQMR workshops. The cost for this training is typically $25.00 per participant and it 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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