QA Professional Development Fall 2020- (REGISTRATION OPEN)

CSU Academic Technology Services offers QA workshops as a professional development opportunity for any CSU faculty and lecturers who are developing  blended,  online, or flipped courses, including incorporation of accessibility principles. All courses are taught by certified CSU facilitators who are faculty and instructional designers with extensive experience and training in teaching and evaluating online courses. You can review the flyer for the 2020-21 academic year. A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FACILITATORS FOR THE APRIL-AUGUST TRAINING SESSIONS (Facilitators Supported over 2,300 enrollments).


Register for a “Free” fall training

DATESQA Training Course Name FORMAT
October 5-25Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT (Q1) Online, 15-20 hrs, asynchronous
October 5-25Improve your Online Course * Online, 15-20 hrs, asynchronous
November 2-22Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT (Q1) Online, 15-20 hrs, asynchronous
November 2-22Reviewing Courses Using QLT (Q2)Online, 10-15 hrs, asynchronous
November 2-22Applying the Quality Matters Rubric*Online, 10-15 hrs, asynchronous
*These QM courses only available to faculty/staff from CSU QM affiliate campuses: Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San José, San Marcos, Stanislaus

Quality Assurance COURSE Descriptions

Introduction to Teaching Online Using the QLT Instrument (Q1): This course is an introduction to the pedagogies and strategies of successfully teaching in blended-online formats, weaving the 10 sections of the CSU QLT instrument throughout. This course is intended for anyone who is interested in and/or plans to teach a blended or online course. Participants can expect to engage in helpful discussions with their peers from other CSUs and share best practices for creating quality blended-online courses that align with their student learning outcomes.  Sample syllabus subject to change.

Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Instrument (Q2): For those with prior knowledge of and practice with the QLT instrument. This course provides an in-depth experience with the QLT instrument and how to use objective-based examples to support reviewing and informing blended-online courses. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using the QLT objectives to rate elements of a sample course, learning how to write helpful recommendations, and discussing examples of setting up a peer-review process on their campus. This session is for those looking to use the instrument for a self- and/or peer-review. Sample syllabus subject to change.

Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR): An overview of Quality Matters rubric and annotations, the research underlying the QM rubric, and the peer-review process for evaluating the quality of online course design. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences applying the QM standards to a sample course, writing helpful recommendations, and ensuring alignment between course level objectives, module level objectives, assessments, materials, activities, and tools. Sample syllabus and checklist of activities.

Improving Your Online Course (IYOC): Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of existing online and blended courses. Participants use the QM Rubric to review their own courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the 23 “essential” standards of the QM Rubric. Participants come away with a plan for course improvement. Therefore, having a predeveloped online or blended course is required prior to registration.  Sample syllabus and checklist of activities.