Quality Matters (QM) Rubric

The Quality Matters (QM) Rubric This link will take you to an external website in a new tab. is a nationally recognized rubric developed in 2003 and is designed to provide guidelines in the development and design of online and blended courses. The CSU began a systemwide contract in 2013 which provides 25-33% discount on enrollment in QM courses. The 7th Ed. Rubric (released July 2023) is composed of 44 standards across 8 sections.

QM Rubric
QM RubricDescription
The materials found on the QM website may not be used without the express written consent of Quality Matters.
QM Rubric  This link will open a PDF file from an external website in a new tab.Review the non annotated standards for the rubric on the QM website.
QM Rubric Workbook with Annotations This link will take you to an external website in a new tab.(70 pages; $30); pdf downloadable copy provided in QM courses.
QM Top 10 Commonly Missed ObjectivesThis link will open a PDF file. (pdf)Lists the 10 Essential Objectives, with examples and links to QuARRy.

CSU Campuses who have adopted the QM rubric include: Bakersfield, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and San Jose.