Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 1 – Course overview & Introduction

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 Communication expectations for online discussions, email, and other forms of interaction 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 for the course are clearly stated, and information on how to obtain the technologies is provided. 1.6 Computer skills and digital information literacy skills expected of the learner are clearly stated. 1.7 Expectations for prerequisite knowledge in the discipline and/or any required competencies 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. © 2014. MarylandOnline. All rights reserved.

Standard 1 Checklist

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Send welcome Email. (1.1)
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Explain to students what to do first-steps to getting started. (1.1)
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Provide access to the syllabus. (1.2)
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Post a pacing guide. (1.2)
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Discuss netiquette expectations. (1.3)
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Direct students to institution’s resources and policies. (1.4)
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Explain prerequisites including technology skills. (1.7)
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State required technology (1.5)
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Write your instructor introduction. (1.8)
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Facilitate student to student introduction. (1.9)
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Establish Social Cafe or Tech Help Section (1.1)
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Explain to students what to do next. (1.1)

 

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