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Quality Matters Certified Courses

Quality Matters is a faculty-driven, peer review process designed to recognize online courses that meet the highest standards of quality course design in order to facilitate student-centered learning and success.

To earn national recognition a team consisting of three certified peer reviewers conduct a formal review of the course guided by a research-based rubric for online course design. 

The rubric is consists of eight general standards which include: Course Overview and Introduction, Learning Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learner Support, Accessibility and Usability, Course Activities, Learner Interaction and Engagement, and Assessment and Measurement.

For a full list of Quality Matters certified courses, please visit the QM Database. Certified courses are listed by year and university. The following courses and faculty at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg have been recognized by Quality Matters.