Review Your Online or Hybrid Course Design

If you are interested in learning if your course meets nationally-recognized design standards based upon the Quality Matters Higher Education (QMHE) Rubric, Fifth Edition, we can help. Benefits of a Course Design Review including knowing if the course is best designed for learner engagement, success and how it stacks up against other courses offered. All of our reviews at this time are informal, internal, and shared directly with the instructor who requests the review. These reviews are not an evaluation of the subject matter or the instructor.

Course Design Review Options

Option 1

  • Quality Instrument: QM-Correlated CDD Rubric
  • Reviewers: Instructional Designer(s)
  • Timeline: Typically one week to complete the process
  • Process: Instructor receives Excel File via email from CDD with feedback, exemplar acknowledgement (if applicable), and additional notes.

Option 2

  • Quality Instrument: QM HE Rubric
  • Reviewers: Instructional Designer(s)
  • Timeline: Typically two weeks to complete the process
  • Process: Instructor meets with lead reviewer prior to and after review to go over questions and expectations; receives feedback via informal review area of Quality Matters website.

Option 3

  • Quality Instrument: QM HE Rubric.
  • Reviewers: Instructional Designer(s) and a Subject-Matter Expert in your field review
  • Timeline: Typically two weeks to complete the process
  • Process: Instructor meets with lead reviewer prior to and after review to go over questions and expectations; receives feedback via informal review area of Quality Matters website.

Option 4

  • Quality Instrument: QM HE Rubric.
  • Reviewers: Instructor
  • Timeline: 8 hour one-day training session
  • Process: CDD can train you to use the QM Higher Ed Rubric so you may manage your own informal course reviews on the QM member site.  An instructor may review any course at any time keeping all notes about the process through the QM website.

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