Summer Workshops Start July 31

Get ideas to improve your online or blended courses before fall semester starts!

The Minnesota Online Quality Initiative (MOQI) is sponsoring the following low cost online workshops starting on July 31. Information about the summer sessions as well as online sessions being offered in fall semester is available on the MOQI Professional Development page and on the  MOQI Online Workshops (18-19) flyer.

For more information and to register for these workshops: MOQI Workshop Registration

Online “Improving Your Online Course” Workshop

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC): July 31 – August 21      (Note: This workshop is for online or blended courses.)
Location: All online over three weeks – no class meetings.

Description: The “Improving Your Online Course” workshop explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own course using the QM Essential Standards. As part of the workshop, participants review course policies, general navigation, course alignment, and basic accessibility among other things. Throughout this workshop, participants receive feedback from their peers as well as the workshop facilitator. Each participant creates a course improvement plan to use for future course improvements once the workshop has concluded. This workshop is intended for faculty who have an online or blended course to work on during this workshop. It is not for developing a course from scratch.

Cost: $35
Register here for this workshop  Registration closes July 27.

Online “Applying the Quality Matters Rubric” Workshop

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR): July 31 – August 14
Location: All online over two weeks – no class meetings.

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 provides an in-depth look at the QM Rubric and describes how the rubric standards can be used as part of a review process (informal or official) that leads to course improvement. The workshop 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. During the workshop, participants will look at a sample course to identify areas for improvement, make decisions about whether or not standards are being met, and identify areas for course improvement.

The APPQMR is the pre-requisite for the Peer Reviewer Course, which is the required course to become a QM Peer Reviewer.

Cost: $45
Register here for this workshop  Registration closes July 27.

For questions or more information about these workshops, please contact

QM Certified Courses – May & June 2018

The following courses received QM Certification during May and June, 2018.

Please congratulate these faculty course developers for their commitment to creating online and blended courses that demonstrate quality course design principles.

Quality Matters LogoThese courses have been formally reviewed using the official Quality Matters course review process and meet Quality Matters Standards for course design.  QM certified courses are listed in QM’s national database of certified courses and each faculty member has been given a QM seal to display with the online or blended course.

Bemidji State University

BUAD 2280 Computer Business Applications (Blended Course)     Faculty/ Course Developer: Kari Wood
NRSG3100 Concepts in Nursing and Health Care (Blended Course) Faculty/ Course Developer: Nancy Hall

Century College

ENGL 2073 Short Novel     Faculty/Course Developer: Kelly Donahue

Hennepin Technical College

ECON2300 Principles of Macroeconomics     Faculty/ Course Developer: Scott Sandok
BIOL2003 Nutrition and Health (Blended Course)     Faculty/ Course Developer: Diane Hallberg

Ridgewater College

CMST 223 Listening     Faculty/ Course Developer: Julie Bredeson
CMST 220 Public Speaking     Faculty/ Course Developer: Julie Bredeson
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication     Faculty/ Course Developer: Julie Bredeson

Riverland Community College

PHIL 1130 Ethics     Faculty/ Course Developer: Tanya Whitehouse
BUSO 2655 Introduction to Electronic Health Records     Faculty/ Course Developer: Sheryl Barton

Minnesota State University, Mankato

MGMT 481 Business Policy and Strategy     Faculty/ Course Developer: Cheryl Trahms

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

PSY220 Social Behavior (Blended Course)     Faculty/ Course Developer: Rochelle Bergstrom

South Central College

OTEC 1820 Business English    Faculty/ Course Developer: Lori Hood



View the list of all courses that have met QM Standards within the Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State & University of Minnesota.