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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a "faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses." It provides a number of helpful resources for faculty to evaluate the design of courses as well as professional development opportunities. UAB is a QM subscribing organization, but faculty must first register individually to take full advantage of subscriber resources.

Subscriber Resources

  • Learn more about QM Rubric – UAB eLearning spells out standards and how to use.
  • Learn more about QM Professional Development – Helps you deliver the promise of quality online learning opportunities to every level of learner.
  • Learn more about Preparing for QM Course Review – For mature courses that have been taught previously and/or courses that are fully developed online.
  • QM Self Review System TutorialWatch on YouTube.

SHP QM Certification

The Quality Matters review system features 40 quality standards and a team of three reviewers. The review panel consists of a subject expert, a design expert and one external reviewer. To earn certification is a major accomplishment.