Training Courses

CSU Academic Technology Services offers Quality Assurance courses as a professional development opportunity for any CSU faculty and lecturers developing  blended,  online, or flipped courses.   All courses are taught by Certified CSU Facilitators who are faculty and/or instructional designers with extensive experience and training in teaching and evaluating online courses.  For additional information, please see our 2020-2021 Academic Year Professional Development Opportunities Flyer.

Spring 2021 COURSES- FREE

February, 1-21 Cycle >  Registration Open

Review the QA Course Decision Tree as a guide to help you in identifying the course to fit your learning needs.

DatesCourse NameRubricFormatCommitmentEnrollment CapRegistration
*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
February
1-21
Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT
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 rubric 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).
QLTOnlineAsynchronous
15-20 hrs
35Register
February
1-21
(NEW) Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online
Advanced course in creating a course & module structure that is in alignment with course objectives, incorporates social presence, equity-minded strategies, active learning pedagogy, and formative assessments. Participants will complete a QLT Core-24 self review on their own course for reflection to guide them as they progress through the course and assist in the development of their final project. The project will include one fully developed module revised during the course. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT or campus equivalent.
Note: having a partially or fully developed online course is required prior to registration. 
QLTOnlineAsynchronous
15-20 hrs
60Register
February
1-21
(NEW) Design Your Online Course*
Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to design an online course. Participants explore the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment. Participants will create a plan for organizing and developing their course and align one module for development.
QMOnlineAsynchronous
15-20 hrs
40Register
February
1-21
Improve your Online Course *
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. Sample Syllabus and Checklist of activities.
Note: having a partially or fully developed online course is required prior to registration. 
QMOnlineAsynchronous
15-20 hrs
20Register

March, 1-21 Cycle > Registration Opens 01/02/2021

Review the QA Course Decision Tree as a guide to help you in identifying the course to fit your learning needs.

DatesCourse NameRubricFormatCommitmentEnrollment CapRegistration
*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
March
1-21
(NEW) Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online
Advanced course in creating a course & module structure that is in alignment with course objectives, incorporates social presence, equity-minded strategies, active learning pedagogy, and formative assessments. Participants will complete a QLT Core-24 self review on their own course for reflection to guide them as they progress through the course and assist in the development of their final project. The project will include one fully developed module revised during the course. Pre-requisite is completion of Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT or campus equivalent.
Note: having a partially or fully developed online course is required prior to registration. 
QLTOnlineAsynchronous
15-20 hrs
75 Opens
1/2/21
March
1-21
Reviewing Courses Using QLT
This course provides an in-depth experience with the QLT rubric 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 rubric for a self- and/or peer-review. Sample Syllabus subject to change.
Note: This course is for those with prior knowledge of, and practice with, the QLT rubric.
QLTOnlineAsynchronous
10-15 hrs
35 Opens
1/2/21
March
1-21
(NEW) Design Your Online Course*
Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to design an online course. Participants explore the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment. Participants will create a plan for organizing and developing their course and align one module for development.
QMOnlineAsynchronous
10-15 hrs
40 Opens
1/2/21
March
1-21
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric*
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.
QMOnlineAsynchronous
10-15 hrs
20 Opens
1/2/21