Quality Matters Standard 1
1.1 Instructions make clear how to get started and where to find various course components.
1.2 Learners are introduced to the purpose and structure of the course.
1.3 Etiquette expectations (sometimes called “netiquette”) for online discussions, email, and
other forms of communication are clearly stated.
1.4 Course and/or institutional policies with which the learner is expected to comply are clearly
stated, or a link to current policies is provided.
1.5 Minimum technology requirements are clearly stated and instructions for use provided.
1.6 Prerequisite knowledge in the discipline and/or any required competencies are clearly
1.7 Minimum technical skills expected of the learner are clearly stated.
1.8 The self-introduction by the instructor is appropriate and is available online.
1.9 Learners are asked to introduce themselves to the class.
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Standard 1 Checklist