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Professional Development Courses

CSU Academic Technology Services offers the following professional development courses for CSU tenure-track faculty and lecturer faculty who are developing hybrid/blended, online, or flipped courses. All courses are taught by Certified CSU FacilitatorsThis link will take you to an external website in a new tab..  

CSU-QLT Courses Offered

CSU Online Course Services offers the following Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) courses to faculty and staff across all 23 CSU Campuses

Introduction to Teaching Online Using QLT
Introduction to teaching online with the CSU QLT rubric representing the 9 sections of QLT. Content covered includes orienting students to the online course, setting up the structure and navigation of a course, designing online modules for content delivery and engagement, developing methods for facilitating discussions, developing assessment tools, using technology tools and experiencing an online course from a student perspective.

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Advanced QLT Course in Teaching Online
Advanced QLT course in creating a course and module structure that is in alignment with course objectives, incorporates social presence, equity-minded strategies, engagement strategies in synchronous and asynchronous activities, active learning with video, and alternative assessments. Participants will complete a QLT Core-24 self review on their own course for reflection to guide them as they progress through the course in identifying areas to improve on. The final project will include creating a video tour to highlight three course changes made in the course while completing the training.

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Reviewing Courses Using the QLT Rubric
Provides an in-depth experience with the CSU QLT rubric and ways to use objective-based examples to support reviewing and informing online and hybrid courses. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences using the QLT objectives to rate elements of a sample course, learn how to write helpful recommendations, and discuss examples for setting up a peer-review process on their campus. This session is for those looking to use the rubric to complete a QLT self review and/or serve as a peer-review on campus and systemwide QLT formal course certifications.

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Quality Matters (QM) Courses Offered

CSU Online Course Services offers the following QM courses to the the following CSU QM affiliate campuses: Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San José, San Marcos, Stanislaus. 

Applying the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric
Provides an overview of Quality Matters (QM) organization, the QM rubric and annotations, the research underlying the QM rubric, and the peer-review process for evaluating the quality of the design of an online course. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences applying the QM standards to a sample course, writing helpful recommendations, and ensuring alignment between course level objectives, module level objectives, assessments, materials, activities, and tools. This course is intended for faculty wanting to complete the QM peer reviewer certification.

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Designing Your Online Course
Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to design an online course. Participants explore the QM Rubric, focusing on learning objectives and overall course alignment. Participants will create a plan for organizing and developing their course and align one module for development. Note: having a partially online/hybrid course ready to be developed is required prior to registration.

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Improving Your Online Course
Explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and hybrid courses. Participants complete a QM self review (Essential 23 standards) and develop a course improvement plan. The modules include activities with participants sharing how they are meeting the 23 QM essential standards.  Participants come away with a plan for course improvement, so a predeveloped online or hybrid course is required for enrolling in this workshop. Note: having a partially or fully developed online/hybrid course is required prior to registration.

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