Course Development Institute
Are you teaching an online or hybrid course from the NMSU-Las Cruces campus? Apply to the Course Development Institute (CDI) to develop or redesign your course to meet the Quality Matters Rubric.Learn More
2019 Quality in Online Education Conference
Join Quality Matters Reviewers, educators, students, and administrators from New Mexico State University (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana, Grants, and Las Cruces) to share, learn and connect concerning quality in online education.Learn More
Professional Development Programs
Instructional Design professional development to assist faculty in developing an online or blended course that meets a QM rubric.
OCIP: QM Pre-Review Presentation
January 22, 2019
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
OCIP: Let's Talk Online Teaching - Online Instructor Observation Tools
January 22, 2019
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
OCIP: Mini-Workshop: How Can Rubrics Make Grading Easier and Faster?
January 30, 2019
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OCIP: Coffee and Course Design - Using Word and PowerPoint to Create Accessible Documents for All Learners
January 31, 2019
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A great way to start off the semester is to send your students a “Welcome to Class” email a week or so before the first day of the semester. This message can include how to access the course as well as any specific directions students may need to know before the first day of class. Here is a Welcome Email example that you are free to use, adapt, or revise!
Use a coding or numbering system for assignments, for example, in Unit 1, 1.0 Readings, 1.1 Discussion, 1.2 Annotated bibliography, 1.3 Infographic, 1.4 Final reflection paper. Coding assignments makes it easier for students and instructors to clearly and efficiently identity them in emails, announcements, etc.
Include an Overview page for each module in your course. Include headings like: Introduction to the Module, Module Goals, Required Readings, and Assignments. See the Course Developer’s Guide for more information. See the Course Developer’s Guide for Examples https://ocip.nmsu.edu/resources/cdg/
Join Quality Matters Reviewers, educators, students, and administrators from New Mexico State University (Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Dona Ana, Grants, and Las Cruces) to share, learn and connect concerning quality in online education. One can also gain insights on how Quality Matters supports meeting standards for accreditation and compliance as well as assuring quality in online course design when you attend the Quality in Online Education Conference, March 1, 2019, from 8:30 am -3:30 pm on the Alamogordo Community College campus. Registration fee: $25 (includes hospitality, continental breakfast, and lunch). Virtual attendance fee: $10. To submit a proposal, complete the Quality In Online …
Congratulations to the OCIP Advisory Board for becoming established as an official NMSU-sanctioned board! The purpose of the advisory board is to provide guidance and review the status of the Online Course Improvement Program. The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) provides professional development focused on improving the quality of online courses and online teaching for NMSU – Las Cruces. OCIP is part of Instructional Innovation and Quality. The mission of the Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) is to support quality online education at NMSU in alignment with ARP 4.69 Academic Rules for Distance Education. The goals of the Online Course Improvement …
Three members of the OCIP attended the Quality Matters National Conference, QMConnect 2018. Nancy Chartschlaa, Christina Schaub, and Sandy Johnson presented "Accessibility and Usability: Meeting Standard 8" and "Connecting Course Design and the QM Rubric - Use a Guide!" Both presentations were well received with many requests for follow-up and sharing. Presentations, materials, and handouts can be found at the Quality Matters QMConnect website.