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Quality Matters Standards 7 & 8: A Review

Submitted by on May 30, 2014 – 8:59 amNo Comment

QMOver the past two weeks, we have been going over each Quality Matters Standard and pointing you towards suggested Faculty eCommons resources that apply to each standard. Today, we will continue with Quality Matters Standard 7 & 8.

QM Standard 7

The course facilitates student access to institutional support services essential to student success.

Standard

Suggested Faculty eCommons Resources

Standard 7.1

The course instructions articulate or link to a clear description of the technical support offered and how to access it.

 

http://prezi.com/mq4mb2pm67ka/building-community-in-your-online-course-introduction-video/

 

Standard 7.2

Course introductions articulate or link to the institution’s accessibility policies and services.

 

Standard 7.3

Course instructions articulate or link to an explanation of how the institution’s academic support services and resources can help students succeed in the course and how students can access the services.

 

Standard 7.4

Course instructions articulate or link to an explanation of how the institution’s student support services can help students succeed and how students can access the services.

QM Standard 8

The course demonstrates a commitment to accessibility for all students.

Standard

Suggested Faculty eCommons Resources

Standard 8.1

The course employs accessible technologies and provides guidance on how to obtain accommodation.

 

https://facultyecommons.com//free-download-web-accessibility-checklist/

 

Standard 8.2

The course contains equivalent alternatives to auditory and visual content.

 

https://facultyecommons.com//reaching-students-with-sensory-disabilities-through-accessible-design/

Standard 8.3

The course design facilitates readability and minimizes distractions.

https://facultyecommons.com//visual-design-online-course/

https://facultyecommons.com//5-visual-design-strategies-that-promote-student-retention/

 

Standard 8.4

The course design accommodates the use of assistive technologies.

https://facultyecommons.com//course-mapping-elements/

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