The Final Checklist: Course Quality Review

This recorded webinar series provides supplementary guidance to faculty working with Academic Partnerships’ (AP) instructional designers (ID) and those seeking professional development opportunities to improve their online teaching and learning skill set. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of a Quality Matters review
  • Describe what reviewers do and do not look for during a quality review
  • Review a completed online course for the eight QM General Standards
  • Complete a self-assessment of their online course

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AP Quality Review Statement

The AP course quality review team is committed to providing helpful feedback to university partners. These reviewers were trained by Quality Matters* to identify frequently encountered accessibility issues and propose solutions for instructors. Accessibility checks for frequently seen issues include using: 

  • Built-in accessibility checkers in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to review documents in the course
  • Built-in accessibility checker in Adobe Pro to review PDFs in the course
  • WAVE by AIM to check content within the LMS


Although AP remains dedicated to prioritizing universal design as a review service, we cannot guarantee accessibility in all instances. In some cases, students with unique disabilities or the use of third-party, publisher content/technologies within courses may pose challenges that extend beyond the scope of our review services.  

*Meeting QM’s accessibility standards does not guarantee or imply that specific federal, state, and local accessibility regulations are met. Please consult with an accessibility specialist to ensure that accessibility regulations are met.  

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Course Quality Checklist

Perform a self-assessment prior to your course quality review.



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