Rubrics

Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Rubric

The CSU Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) evaluation rubric was developed in 2011 and is designed to help support and identify exemplary practices for the design and delivery of online and blended courses. The rubric is composed of 57 objectives across 10 sections, including an optional section on “Mobile Platform Readiness.”

QLT Instrument FormatsFormatDescription
*Carries the Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) license.
Formal QLT Instrument *
2 Page DocumentCSU Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) Evaluation Rubric Sections and Objectives- Lists the 57 Objectives
Formal QLT Instrument with Examples*19 Page DocumentFormal QLT Rubric with examples to provide clarity
Self/Peer Review - 57 ObjectivesOnline FormAllows you to conduct a self peer review across the full 57 objectives. Upon request, a PDF copy of your review will be emailed to you at the end of the review process.
Self/Peer Review - 24 Core Essential ObjectivesOnline FormAllows you to conduct a self peer review across the 24 core essential objectives. Upon request, a PDF copy of your review will be emailed to you at the end of the review process.

CSU Campuses who have adopted the CSU QLT rubric include: Channel Islands, Chico, Fresno, Humboldt, Maritime, Northridge, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Sonoma, and Stanislaus


Quality Matters (QM) Rubric

The Quality Matters (QM) rubric is a nationally recognized program developed in 2003  and is designed to provide  guidelines in the development and design of online and blended courses. The CSU began a systemwide contract in 2013 which provides 25-33% discount on enrollment in QM courses.  The rubric is composed of 42 standards across 8 sections.

QM RubricDescription 
The materials found on the QM website may not be used without the express written consent of Quality Matters.
QM Rubric lists the 42 standardsReview the non annotated standards for the rubric on the QM Website
QM Rubric Workbook with Annotations (50 pages; $20); pdf downloadable copy provided in QM courses
Self Review Tutorial VideoReview the video tutorial on the Quality Matters website

CSU Campuses who have adopted the QM rubric include: Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and San Jose 


 Comparison QLT & QM Rubric

Comparison QLT & QM Rubric – The comparison table by standard shows how the QLT & QM Rubric are closely aligned.