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Quality Matters (QM) resources you can use any time 

As an institutional member of Quality Matters, you can access valuable resources to guide your online course design and improve student experiences. Create an account on the MyQM website and check out an impressive list of the following resources:  The QM Rubric: Evaluate your course design with these QM research-based standards organized into a convenient rubric. Use a Course Review Management System (CRMS) inside your MyQM account to self-review your course.  ISU … Continue reading Quality Matters (QM) resources you can use any time 

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Five strategies for a successful start for your students (Teaching Tip)

January brings with it the comfortable familiarity of a completed fall semester and the newness and opportunities of a spring semester waiting to begin. Before the first day of the semester, consider these strategies to promote student success. Welcome students. Send a welcoming email or Canvas announcement to your class (see the communication strategies page). Let students … Continue reading Five strategies for a successful start for your students (Teaching Tip)

Good Course Design Makes All The Difference

Start with the end in mind. It seems like pretty straightforward advice for a lot of things in life. And, although it isn’t always considered when creating a new course, or modifying an existing one, it can create a very useful framework for course design. Often this approach to course design is called “backward design”. … Continue reading Good Course Design Makes All The Difference