“Ignite” D2L Pre-Conference QM Workshops

The Minnesota Online Quality Initiative is hosting several Quality Matters workshops on April 23, 2015 at the Edina location of Minnesota State University, Mankato (7700 France Avenue S., Edina, MN).  This workshop day is being held as a “pre-conference” event the day before the Minnesota D2L Ignite Regional User’s Forum 2015 being held on April 24 in Minnetonka, MN.

Three QM Workshops to Choose From!

Register early!  These sessions are open to faculty and staff from MnSCU institutions. To reserve your spot, register here.

  • Half-day hour workshops:  Cost is $60.00 for MnSCU faculty & staff. Each session is limited to 20 participants.
  • Full-day APPQMR workshop: Cost is $50.00 for MnSCU faculty & staff. Session is limited to 30 participants.

Session 1: Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)

Time: 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Description: The “Improve Your Online Course” workshop explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their online courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the eight general standards of the Quality Matters Rubric.  You should have an online course ready to improve. This workshop is not for building a course from scratch.  Cost: $60.00 for MnSCU participants.

Session 2: Designing Your Online Course (DYOC)

Time: 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Description: The “Designing Your Online Course” workshop includes an overview of the QM Rubric and provides a framework for participants to design an online course plan. An integral element of the workshop is exploration of the eight key standards of the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment.  Participants will complete a Learning Objectives and Planning Worksheet to design one module of an online course. The worksheet includes course and module learning objectives, assessments that match the learning objectives, instructional materials that support the learning objectives and activities, and tools and media that enhance student interaction with classmates, content, and the instructor.  Cost: $60 for MnSCU participants.

Session 3: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)

Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Description:  The Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) workshop is QM’s flagship workshop on the QM Rubric and the process of using the QM Rubric to review online courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including but not limited to faculty, instructional designers, administrators, and adjunct instructors who wish to understand more about the QM Rubric and process of course review.

The APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.    Cost:  $50.00 for MnSCU participants.

If you have questions, please contact us.