CSU Online Course Services has adopted two course design rubrics that support faculty and campus efforts in the development of quality online and hybrid courses, the CSU Quality Learning & Teaching (QLT) Rubric and the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric. Explore each rubric below and see how they are aligned allowing for a common perspective around efforts to enhance quality teaching effectiveness and learning outcomes.
The CSU Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) evaluation rubric was developed in 2011 and is designed to help support and identify exemplary practices for the design, development and delivery of online and hybrid/blended courses. The rubric is composed of 57 objectives across 10 sections, including an optional section on "Mobile Platform Readiness."
QLT Rubric Sections
You can explore each of the nine QLT Rubric sections and see examples of exemplary course materials, learn more about the rubric, and learn about the significant updates made to the QLT Rubric 3rd Edition.
The Quality Matters (QM) rubric was developed in 2003 and designed to provide guidelines in the development and design of online and hybrid courses. The CSU began a systemwide contract in 2013 providing a 25-33% discount on QM course enrollment. The rubric is composed of 42 standards across 8 sections.