Use of the Quality Matters Rubric and annotations are restricted to institutions that subscribe to Quality Matters. Academic Partnerships is an Academic Service Company subscriber and has the right to use the rubric and annotations on behalf of its subscribing partners. For more information visit www.qualitymatters.org or contact [email protected].
Explanations, images, and videos provide examples and help you gather ideas about how to best meet specific review standards.
Quality Matters (QM) is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. The QM 7th Edition Rubric and accompanying 44 Specific Review Standards help support and guide faculty and instructional designers through the development and improvement of online courses. Standards found in this rubric are evidence-based and peer-reviewed and are used to review courses through the lens of the student experience. These rubric standards do not review the quality of course content.
The rubric is divided into eight general review standards that tackle various facets of course design and quality.
Learn more about the quality review process used at Academic Partnerships and get tips for preparing your course to best meet course design standards developed by Quality Matters.
The eight general review standards present in the Quality Matters 7th Edition Rubric can be met in a variety of ways that allow faculty to express their creativity and passion for their subject matter within a quality and consistent course design.
*Meeting QM’s accessibility standards does not guarantee or imply that specific country, federal, state, and/or local accessibility regulations are met. Please consult with an accessibility specialist to ensure that accessibility regulations are met in your area.
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All subscribing partners of AP and QM benefit from enhancements made to QM’s Course Review Management System (CRMS). Funding provided by AP allowed for streamlined software updates and reporting across institutions on QM Specific Review Standards enabling data-driven decisions across programs.
Use of the Quality Matters Rubric and Annotations is restricted to institutions that subscribe to Quality Matters (QM). Academic Partnerships is a subscriber of QM as an Academic Service Company and as such has the right to use the rubric and annotations on behalf of its subscribing partners. For more information, visit www.qualitymatters.org or contact [email protected].