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Content Templates

Content templates that match the Quality Matters Rubric™ expectations, as well as the layout in the master course template, help faculty in developing their course materials by clearly identifying the must haves such as response time for communication and by providing an example from other online course. The examples are used with faculty permission and highlights their hard work. There are 9 content templates including faculty information, course participation requirements, course welcome, and worksheets for developing measurable course goals and learning objectives. The Microsoft Word templates are easy to fill out and help faculty organize their content. The examples in each template show faculty the level of detail needed and how expectations can be phrased. These templates help faculty focus on content development rather than ‘building’ the course in Blackboard. However, this is not to say that technical skills are not important in teaching an online course. The templates are design to be used with the QM base template course.