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Faculty Development: Quality Matters

Source for your MSU Faculty Development Needs



Murray State University has subscribed to Quality Matters (QM), a non-profit organization focused on helping faculty with continuous improvement of online and blended courses.

Quality Matters created a research-based rubric to help faculty determine the quality of their online and blended course design.

Subscription Benefits includes (but are not limited to):

  • Access to the QM fully-annotated higher education rubric.
  • Access to the web-based automated rubric tools, for informal (unofficial/internal/ self) course reviews for the development and improvement of online or blended courses.
  • Discounts on QM professional development, official QM-managed course reviews, conferences, and events.
  • Ability to create MyQM accounts which gives all faculty and staff access to our tools and resources and their personal QM Activity, including certificates of training and/or course certification.

Access the QM Automated Rubric Tool

Faculty may conduct self-reviews of their online courses using the QM’s self-review tool. These reviews will be seen by only the faculty who conducts the self-reviews (unless the faculty decides to share the reviews).  There is no limit on the number of self-reviews that each faculty may conduct. To access the self-review tool, complete the following steps:

  1. Visit  
  2. Create a MyQM account: Click on the MyQM link (located at the bottom left of the Quality Matters home page)
  3. Enter your Murray State email address. If you have an existing QM account, you may sign in or request a new password if needed. Alternatively, you may check "No, I am new here" and follow the prompts to create an account.
  4. Once your account is created, you may access the self-review tool by clicking on the following links that are located on the left menu: My Tools → Course  Review System, and then select Start a Self-Review (from the bulleted list below the Welcome message).