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Quality Assurance Faculty Toolbox

The Quality Assurance Faculty Toolbox is your resource for professional development and continuous improvement of online/blended instructional content.  Faculty are encouraged to familiarize themselves with each of the resources provided.  Each tool was selected in consideration of positive outcomes to impact student success. 

Accessibility Checklist

This checklist is provided for your convenience.  It will help faculty identify common practices that allow for accessibility. Additional information and assistance is available through the AT Accessibility Lead, Petra.Strassberg@tamuc.edu.

Link: EIR Checklist for Online and Blended Courses

Custom Quality Matters (QM) Review

The QM Rubric has been customized for A&M-Commerce faculty to only review the 21 Essential Standards for online and blended courses. Each standard contains Annotation with information and examples of best practice for quality instruction and course design.  Faculty can conduct their own custom review for insight on areas for continuous improvement. This link will provide instructions for accessing the Custom QM Review.

Resource: Listing of 21 Essential Standards for Custom Rubric (PDF, Requires Active Directory Login, Institutional Use Only)

Resource: Custom QM Review Instructions (PDF)

Resource: QM Non-Annotated Standards (PDF)

QM Videos

Syllabus

Syllabus Template : The syllabus template has been provided for your convenience.  It includes updates on university procedures and rules.

Instructor Information

  • Course Information
  • Course Requirements
  • Technology Requirements
  • Student Conduct
  • Student with Disabilities Information
  • Nondiscrimination Notice
  • Campus Concealed Carry Statement
  • Course Calendar

VPAT

VPAT stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. According to the Federal government’s section 508 site, it is “A template for documenting a product or services conformance with accessibility standards.”

eText publishers and other 3rd party vendors should provide faculty with a copy or link to their product’s VPAT. If you are using an e-book from a publisher/vendor such as Cengage, Pearson, McGraw Hill, request your vendor rep send you a link to the VPAT.  Please also request this information from the vendor if you use a 3rd party platform such as myLabs. 

Faculty members do not need to review the VPAT documentation. Just request it from the publisher.