Blackboard Course Design and Quality Matters

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Blackboard Course Design and
Quality Matters
Quality Matters
❏ Based on research
❏ Considered best practice
❏ 8 standards
❏ 41 sub-standards
❏ 1-3 points each
❏ 3 points -- must have
❏ 1-2 points -- should have
❏ Total points = 95
❏ Must meet 85% of total points (81 points)
WCTC Approach
❏ QM recommended by the Online Learning Technology
Advisory Committee (OLTAC) 2012-13
❏ Instructors receive QM training online
❏ Encouraged to use the QM template available in BB
❏ Review of course alignment between WIDS and BB
❏ Instructor uses the QM rubric to self-assess
❏ Curriculum reviewer provides feedback on course
alignment and recommendations for improvements or
enhancements to course
❏ 15 faculty participated in QM training
❏ 2 administrators and 4 faculty trained in Applying the
QM Standards
❏ 10 faculty and staff attended 2012 and 2013 QM
conferences
Template
❏ Applied QM rubric to Blackboard
❏ All standards and sub-standards are included
❏ Organization and flow meet QM standards
❏ Logical and sequential
❏ Uses WIDS as backbone
❏ Easy to use and can be copied into faculty’s course
Standard 1 - Course Overview
Menu
Keeping it
simple
Instructor button -choose one option
Standard 2 -- Learning Objectives
❏ WIDS
❏ Quality Learning Objectives
Standard 3 -- Assessment and
Measurement
Design with the end in mind
Standard 4 -- Instructional Materials
How do they get the information?
Standard 5 -- Learner Interaction and
Engagement
How do they practice their new
knowledge?
Standard 6 -- Course Technology
Bells, Bleeps, and Whistles
❏ Technology tools needed to
support learning objectives
and course competencies.
❏ Technology does not drive
teaching.
Standard 7 -- Learner Support
S - P - E - L - L it out
Standard 8 -- Accessibility Accessibility
Alignment alignment alignment
❏ Quality Matters - it is about
course design
❏ WIDS
❏ Basically makes sense for
students
Using Quality Matters to Assess Quality and
Improve Student Learning in Online Courses
Andrea Schullo, WITC
WITC Peer Review Process
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Process and guidelines developed by faculty
Must complete QM’s “Applying the QM Rubric” prior
to having a course reviewed
Must complete the QM’s “Peer Reviewer” workshop
to be on a review team
Pilot completed last spring.
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Used the QM review web tools to document review
Faculty member received useful feedback to improve
course
Two reviewers had been on QM review teams previously
and two were new reviewers
We learned how to improve our process
Using Blackboard for QM Criteria
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Added tabs for consistent information to all online
learners
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Help Tab: Criteria 7.1 Technical Support and Criteria
7.4 Student Support Services
Student Resources Tab: Criteria 7.2 Academic
Support and Criteria 7.4 Student Support Services
Getting Started Tab: Criteria 1.1 Getting Started
and Course Components
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Help Tab
Student Resources Tab
Getting Started Tab
WIDS Syllabus for QM
• Netiquette Guideline – Criteria 1.3
• Syllabus Template includes college policies and link to
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the Student Handbook – Criteria 1.4
Online – Technical Expectations Guideline – Criteria 1.6
Using COS competencies and learning objectives Criteria 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5
Syllabus Schedule – can help meet Criteria 2.4
Response Time Guideline – Criteria 5.3
Online – Participation Guideline – Criteria 5.4
Online – Technical Support Guideline – Criteria 7.1
Syllabus Template includes Accessibility policy and
service contact – Criteria 7.2
Online – Academic Support Guideline – Criteria 7.3
Questions or additional information about QM
Contact information:
Andrea Schullo, [email protected]
Nancy Dancs, [email protected]
Jeanne Williams, [email protected]

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