UToledo utilizes Quality Matters as our quality assurance standard for online learning. Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-driven peer-review process used to ensure the quality of online and blended course design. The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric are a set of standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. These standards were developed and revised based on research and established best practices in the fields of instructional design and online learning.
At UToledo we strive to meet Quality Matters Higher Education Standards for our online and blended courses. Instructional designers, who are also certified Quality Matters peer reviewers, work with faculty and teaching assistants to apply QM standards in online and blended learning course design.