Follow Up Friday

August 25, 2023

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 Why submit a course for QM review?

It may seem intimidating to submit your course for a review, but please keep in mind that QM is NOT an evaluation of you, your pedagogy, or even the learning content within your course. QM is concerned with the design of your course and learning materials only. Your review team will examine your course from a learner perspective, and offer suggestions for improving the design and presentation of your course.

  • The QM review rubric contains eight General Standards that assess quality in every aspect of an online course: learning outcomes, alignment among course and unit components, accessibility, assessments, and more. The rubric is backed by research and can apply to both fully online and blended/hybrid course modalities.
  • The QM review process is a proven way to improve your online courses, whether you are aiming for certification or doing an internal review.
  • Many principles of quality online teaching are directly transferable to face-to-face courses, so QM reviews can have positive impacts beyond the reviewed course.
  • You can read more at the QM website: “Why Quality Matters.”

Learn more about Quality Matters at Clemson.

Last Chance!

Apply to the QM Cohort before the deadline this Sunday, August 27!

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This program will guide up to 15 instructors through the process of online course improvement using the QM Rubric, culminating in an internal review of their course for a QM Essentials badge. Participants will also be paid a $500 stipend upon completion of all requirements and have the opportunity to become a Certified Peer Reviewer for QM and/or submit their course for an official review.

Learn more about the program details and application process

Upcoming Events

Quick Hits – LockDown Browser

Thursday, August 31, 3:30-4:00 PM

Join this training to learn about new updates to LockDown Browser + Monitor and to have your questions about academic integrity software answered. Whether you have a specific question or want a Lockdown Browser topic demonstrated, this training opportunity is your time to work with one of our Lockdown Browser admins. When registering, choose whether to have a specific topic covered, enter your question, or both. 

Facilitated by Gray Jackson, Learning Technology Specialist.

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.
Registration: Quick Hits: LockDown Browser on August 31st .

Online Orientation and Course Presence

Wednesday, September 13, 1:30-2:15 PM

Encouraging your learners to engage with you, their peers, and your course starts with orienting them to online learning and establishing your presence. Join this presentation to learn more about deploying these principles in your course to encourage learner engagement. 

Facilitated by Leslie Fuller, Ph.D., Digital Learning Strategist. 

Modality: Virtual and synchronous—an Outlook Calendar invite, with the Zoom link, will be sent.
Registration: Online Orientation and Course Presence on September 13th 

Clemson Online Fall 2023 Events Calendar

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Review our Fall 2023 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust Summer lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on inclusive practices for online education, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact James Butler with any questions regarding these sessions. 

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