Quality Assurance Trainings
The trainings include an introductory session on how to teach blended-online effectively using the CSU Quality Learning and Teaching instrument (QLT). This course has many practical activities and resources that you will then adopt or adapt toward your course. Additional trainings focus on how to apply either the CSU QLT instrument or the Quality Matters (QM) rubric to review a sample course, apply the instruments, look at alignment between course components and learn how to write helpful recommendations for improvement.
All courses are taught by certified CSU faculty and/or instructional designers who have extensive experience and training in teaching online courses. All courses require payment of a $25 registration fee at the time of registration. This is to pay for the extensive materials made available, as well as to offset the facilitation costs.
Quality Assurance Session Descriptions
Introduction to Teaching Online Using the QLT Instrument This course is an introduction to the pedagogies and strategies of successfully teaching in blended-online formats, weaving the 10 sections of the CSU QLT instrument throughout. This course is intended for anyone who is interested in and/or plans to teach a blended or online course. Participants can expect to engage in helpful discussions with their peers from other CSUs and share best practices for creating quality blended-online courses that align with their student learning outcomes.
Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Instrument This course provides an in-depth experience with the QLT instrument and how to use objective-based examples to support reviewing and informing blended-online courses. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using the QLT objectives to rate elements of a sample course, learning how to write helpful recommendations, and discussing examples of setting up a peer-review process on their campus. This session is for those looking to use the instrument for a self- and/or peer-review.
Improving Your Online Course Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of existing online and blended courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the 21 "essential" standards of the QM Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with an online or blended course with a predeveloped course is required.