Aprende más

Helping you deliver on your online promise

With online learning, everyone has a goal. Learners need to improve and grow. You work to nurture them with well-conceived, well-designed, well-presented courses and programs. Our goal — as a non-profit, quality assurance organization — is to provide a system to help you deliver on that promise: with review, improvement and certification of quality.

globe with magnifying glass and yellow ring


Over 1000 studies: sorted, sifted, scrutinized.

Solid research is the foundation — and catalyst for improvement — of the QM Quality Assurance process.

circle with three people and QM


Learn, share, connect.

QM Conferences and resources give you access to the QM community — roughly 100,000 strong, with over 1,450 member institutions in the US and internationally.

papers in a frame with QM and check mark


The gold standard for courses, programs and more.

From general to specific, QM provides a pathway for benchmarking quality. Objectively. Repeatedly. Predictably.

three people inside a circle of arrows

QA & Peer Review

Robust, objective, expert input.

With 8,000 certified reviewers, our exclusive system puts you on track to reach quality assurance goals and improve student achievement.

frame with instructor using pointer toward QM on gray field

Professional Development

Get in depth and maximize QM.

Strengthen your expertise with workshops and resources focused on improving quality. Broaden your skill set with courses for QM Roles.

Get Started on the Path of Continuous Improvement

Find Out if QM is Right for You

If you’ve been looking for solutions to help ensure that learners are engaging with high-quality courses, QM has them. Through course improvement, professional development and robust review processes, QM empowers you to deliver on the promise of online learning.

Get Help with Online Course Design

While working with an Instructional Designer is the best path to course quality, these QM resources can help: 

What is a QM-Certified Course?


A QM-Certified Course is an online or blended course that has met QM Standards for a QM Rubric in an Official Course Review. Once certified, organizations can display the QM Certification Mark to demonstrate their commitment to quality and continuous improvement.

Sharing QM Essentials


Whether your organization is considering a quality assurance solution or has recently become a subscribing QM Member, communicating the value and process of QM can help stakeholders envision their part of the implementation. Share the digital version of the QM Overview Booklet or contact us about receiving a print version.

Learn About QM Rubric Standards

QM’s five Rubrics are comprised of General and Specific Review Standards, allowing for complete course review. The Standards are research-supported and based on published best practices. QM Rubrics are an essential part of creating, certifying and maintaining quality course design.

See QM Membership Benefits


Whether you are part of an organizational membership or have signed up individually, make sure you are maximizing what QM has to offer. If you're not a member yet, see the options and start saving on professional development, Official Course Reviews and more.

Every Implementation Tells A Story

“I loved participating in the QM Colleague Program…it helps to talk with someone who has been through the process and knows what works.”

Diane Pisacreta from Saint Louis Community College, Professor

“Having our online programs Quality Matters certified will distinguish them in the marketplace where students have so many choices these days."

Garvey Pyke from UNC Charlotte, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

"Since participating in the QM K-12 Reviewer Course, I have a much better grasp of the rubric, including a deeper understanding of each standard and any corresponding annotation."

Anthony White from Kodiak Island Borough School District, Statewide Virtual Content and STEM Program Coordinator

"It is always refreshing to attend a QM Conference. The enthusiasm and collaboration felt is contagious in a good way."

Maria Fernandez from California State University, Los Angeles


See QM at These Events

Research & Guidance

Learning Opportunities