Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) Workshop

Quality Matters written in blue over a capital Q and M written in red with gold lines outlining the top and bottom of the QM

The “Improving Your Online Course” workshop explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve online courses’ quality. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own online courses and develop a course improvement plan.

The content is based on the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so enrolling in the workshop with a pre-developed online course is required.

Target audience

All faculty members (tenured, tenure-track, or term), staff with a teaching role, and instructional designers with a course they want to improve.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  2. Apply the essential Specific Review Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric to your own online course.
  3. Describe the alignment of at least one module/unit in your online course.
  4. Prioritize improvements to your online course.


Participants must have their own online course, which they will inspect using the QM rubric.


This is a 3-hour virtual, intensive, interactive, and collaborative workshop.

Upcoming virtual program offerings

Another option

Register (with a fee paid by yourself/department) for the online offering; read more on QM’s Improving Your Online Course webpage. There is a discount because ISU is a member of Quality Matters.

Coming to where you are

Your department can host this workshop so that your instructors take it together. There is no facilitation or accommodation fee, but your department will have to pay for each participant’s workshop materials.


If you have questions or are interested in providing this workshop for your department or college, email or call 515-294-5357.