Course quality standards

Quality Matters

ASU looks to Quality Matters (QM) as the authority on course quality. QM established a rubric of course quality standards that are research-based and grounded in best practices. 

What are the QM quality standards? The QM rubric standards are "the keys to achieving the goals of ensuring quality for learners — and for you to deliver on your promise to them." (

The General Standards of the Quality Matters Rubric are: 

  • Course Overview and Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Assessment and Measurement (Assignments)
  • Instructional/ Learning Materials
  • Learning Activities and Learner Interaction
  • Course Technology
  • Learner Support
  • Accessibility and Usability

Course Quality Review QM Worksheet - The College - Our team created this worksheet to provide instructors and instructional designers with a rubric of the QM standards that are most essential to ASU courses.

ASU Online Faculty Expectations - See the Course Development Checklist for the QM standards that EdPlus has determined are the most essential in o-courses. Alternatively, you can complete this course quality self-check

By following our four-step process, design, build, review, and teach, your course should meet these quality standards!