Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty- centered, peer-review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. QM provides General Standards and Specific Review Standards that acts as the benchmark for evaluating the design of online and blended courses. 

 

First time accessing the tool:

a) Navigate to https://www.qualitymatters.org/ site.

b) Click "Membership" button at the top of the page.

c) Select "MyQM Login" from the drop down list.

d) You will be directed to the sign up tool. As a first time user, you need to sign up and create an account for yourself.

e) Provide your email address, and select "No, I am new here" and click "Sign In" button.

f) Enter your details such as your Name, Institution as Marist College, and create your own Password for your QM account.

g) Once the form is filled, enter the captcha provided at the bottom of the sign up page and click "Create Account" button.

h) You will be now be redirected to your account page. To continue, please read the terms and conditions and select the checkbox at the end and click "Continue".

i) Now, select your preferred program as "Higher Education" from the list below and click "Continue". 

j) Once the account is created, you will receive a confirmation on your registered email address. 

Submitting Course for Review:

a) Navigate to QM site, and enter your credential to sign in. If you are a first time user, follow the steps mentioned above to create your account and continue.

b) Click "CRMS" icon at the top of the page.

c) Select "Start a Review Application" link.

d) Check your institution name and click "Confirm Institution" button and then click "Next" button. Follow the steps and provide details to submit a course review.

 

NOTE: You will not be able to see any information if you move ahead without confirming your institution.

e) Step 1: Select the QM Coordinator from the list. Now select your name from the Course Representative drop down list. Click "Next" button to move to Step 2. 

f) Step 2: Select the type of review you would like. Click the   icon to get information regarding each type. Click "Next" to continue.

g) Step 3: Provide course details like Course Number, Name, Brief Course Description of your review, Learning Management System (Sakai), and Course Subject. Click "Next" to continue.

h) Check the box to acknowledge and click "Submit Application".

i) After submitting the application, the Course Representative will receive a series of emails providing guidance on further steps.

Submit Course Worksheet:

a) To finish the application, you need to complete the online Course Worksheet. Click the link available in the email to visit the course worksheet. Most questions require a response or a "N/A" if not applicable.

b) Please log into the Course Review Management System to complete the worksheet.

c) Choose the "Open Course Reviews" from the "My Course Reviews" tab on the left menu. 

d) Select the "Courses I've Submitted for Review tab" and select the   icon for the applicable course number.

e) The Review Actions section towards the top of the screen displays the option to View, Edit and then Submit the Course Worksheet.

f) Select "Edit" to complete the worksheet.

g) The Course Worksheet has questions related to the course and will be used during the course review process by the review team.

h) Each question does require an answer. If an answer is not applicable to your course, enter "NA".

i) Questions that require document to be uploaded, a full list of all Course in module level objectives are required to be included. 

j) You may save anytime return for further edits by clicking "Save Draft" button.

k) Once the sheet is completed, submit the worksheet by clicking "Submit Complete Worksheet" button at the bottom of the sheet.

l) You will be prompted for any changes or missing fields, click "Try Again" link and correct any errors.

m) A message will be provided confirming a successful submission of the worksheet.

Tips:

a) You do not need to complete the Course Worksheet in one sitting, but be sure to save your work as you progress.

b) After saving you MUST go back to the Review Actions main menu and Submit the worksheet.

c) The Review Actions section will house all documents/forms relating to the course review at each stage of the process.