Quality Matters Training

The CETL Quality Matters training in online teaching that will meet faculty qualifications to teach online or hybrid courses Fall 2020, per the June MOA, is now open for registration. This page includes workshop dates, registration instructions, and learning objectives for each course in the two part sequence.

Per the MOA, faculty may be qualified to teach online or hubrid courses Fall 2020 if they fulfill one of the following options

  • Have taught online or hybrid at ECC between fall 2016 and March 16, 2020
  • Complete CETL course in Online Instruction and Assessment Practices
  • Complete CETL Training in Quality Matters: Both courses listed below.
  • Additional trainings noted in Item 13 b of the MOA

The Workshops

There are two workshops in the Quality Matters sequence. To meet the expectations of the MOA, faculty will need to register for and complete both.

1. CFD 301: Designing your Online Class

Description

This workshop is a synchronous 8-hour seminar, in a webinar format. The program will run from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, and will include breaks throughout, including a break for lunch. Attendance at the full 8-hour webinar is required.

Upon completion, you will have a full unit of one of your courses identified, and aligned with the Quality Matters Rubric. You’ll be able to use this module to model the remaining models in your classes. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion, and attendance will be noted in your Quality Matters account.

Dates and Course Codes for accessECC Registration

The Designing your Online Class workshop is being offering on multiple dates. You should CHOOSE ONE of the dates from the options below

July 17, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm CFD 301 770 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

July 27, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 771 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

July 31, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 772 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

August 3, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 773 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

August 6, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 774 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

August 7, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 775 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

August 10, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 776 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

August 11, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 777 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

August 12, 2020: 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 778 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

August 13, 2020 9:00am- 4:30pm (CFD 301 779 – Quality Matters: Designing Your Online Course)

The earlier you complete the workshop, the easier it will be to integrate into your classes.

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  • Apply the essential QM Rubric Specific Review Standards to online course design.
  • Discuss the structure to be used for organizing your online course.
  • Create a course plan for developing your online course.
  • Align one module for development.

2. CFD 302: Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery.

Description

This is a 2-week, asynchronous workshop that involves approximately 10 hours of work each week. The program is designed to identify the things that faculty can do to create a student-focused online course.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion, and participation will be noted in your Quality Matters Account.

Dates and Course Codes for accessECC Registration

The Teaching Online workshop will be first offered on August 27. There will be 3 separate start dates to choose from, for a total of 10 sections. Please sign up for ONLY ONE

August 27 – September 10, 2020

Session 1 (CFD 302 770 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

Session 2 (CFD 302 771 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

Session 3 (CFD 302 772 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

September 3 – September 17, 2020

Session 4 (CFD 302 773 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

Session 5 (CFD 302 774 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

Session 6 (CFD 302 775 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

September 10 – September 24, 2020

Session 7 (CFD 302 776 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

Session 8 (CFD 302 777 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

Session 9 (CFD 302 778 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

Session 10 (CFD 302 779 - Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery)

Since the Teaching Online workshop offerings are after the start of the fall 2020 semester, the expectation is that faculty would take the Teaching Online workshop concurrent to teaching in the fall.

Workshop Learning Objectives

  • Apply best practices in teaching and learning in an online learning environment.
  • Explain the role of the instructor in an online learning environment.
  • Explain the learner’s role in online learning.
  • Develop a resource to help learners be successful in the role of an online learner.
  • Explain the importance of orienting learners to online learning.
  • List methods of engaging and motivating learners in an online course.
  • Explain the importance of instructor interaction and timely feedback in online courses.
  • Determine appropriate instructor interaction and feedback in online courses.
  • List best practices for facilitating discussion boards.
  • Create a discussion board rubric for assessing learner participation in discussion boards.
  • Align assessment methods with learning objectives or competencies.

Registering Via accessECC

The process for registering for the Quality Matters workshops is the same as registering for other continuing education programs via accessECC.

  • Go to the accessECC Portal. From the Employee tab, find the "Self-Service Menu" box,
  • Select "Continuing Ed Registration" -> "Continuing Ed Registration" -> "Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes."
  • In the "Course Code Number" box, enter the specific course codes on the CETL Quality Matters page [EMBED LINK] or search "CFD" to bring up all course.
  • Select the workshops you'd like to register for and click "Submit." From there, follow the commands to finish registering. All courses are free of charge.

Click here for more detailed instructions, including screenshots.

Creating Your Quality Matters Login ID

After registering for both workshops, you will receive three emails.

  1. The first, from technology@qualitymatters.com, will be titled “Quality Matters- MyQM- New Account Created.” This email will contain a paragraph that asks you to set up your password, which will allow you to have a login ID and password to use for signing into the workshops.
  2. The second and third email, also from technology@qualitymatters.com, will include the titles of the workshops registered for and instructions for joining the workshops at the specified times.

Questions?

Please direct any questions you have to Tim Moore, Associate Dean of Instructional Improvement & Distance Learning, at tmoore@elgin.edu or Tyler Roeger, Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, at troeger@elgin.edu.