What is Quality Matters (QM)?
Faculty–centered, peer-review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.

What is the QM Rubric?
The QM Rubric is a set of Eight General Standards used to review the design of online and hybrid courses. Click here to read more about the Rubric.

What does QM have to do with WSU Tech?
WSU Tech is a QM institution, following the practices and guidelines set by Quality Matters.


Want to learn more about QM?
Click here to learn more about QM from a special edition of the American Journal of Distance Education.


Quality Matters Official Rubric:
Click here to view the Quality Matters Official Rubric

What QM courses are recommended?

  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR) -  This one day workshop guides the participants through the QM rubric. This interactive session familiarizes participants with the mechanics or the Rubric and how to apply the information to a course. The Applying the QM Rubric workshop is offered once or twice a year.  

  • Peer Reviewer Course (PRC)  - This  two week online course prepares participants to become QM Peer Reviewers. The course is an in depth look at the Quality Matters Peer Review process. The Applying QM Rubric workshop is a pre-requisite for this course. Upon completion, the participant  may apply to be an official QM Reviewer. 

Professional Development Opportunity!

ITAS has put together a few practice courses for participants that have completed the Applying the QM Rubric workshop. These courses are used as content to practice applying specific standards within the QM rubric. Contact a member of the ITAS team for further details.