In 2015, Calhoun’s Distance Learning Department partnered with Quality Matters (QM), an organization dedicated to helping institutions create quality online courses. The Distance Learning course development process utilizes QM’s Rubric of Standards to ensure our online courses are equivalent in quality to our courses that are offered in a traditional, face-to-face format. This process also requires all web-based courses undergo an official QM review. More information about QM is available on the Quality Matter website.
In addition to using QM’s Quality Assurance Standards to create superior online courses, our department requires all Blackboard courses to use a Consistent Navigational Experience (CNE) template, which ensures that our students can navigate easily through any Blackboard course.