Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate

Get ready for Summer Accelerate!

Clemson Online is proud to announce expanded trainings in partnership with Clemson's Summer Accelerate initiative. We have new opportunities for instructors to gain experience in online course creation, teaching with Canvas, and the Quality Matters course review process. Instructors can choose from the options below based on their needs and experience.

Pre-requisites for all trainings:

  • Participants must have clear, specific, measurable learning objectives for their course.
  • Participants must also have a set of learning objectives for each unit of instruction or module in the course.
For assistance preparing a list of learning objectives prior to starting training, visit our QM at Clemson site and see our page on writing learning objectives.

Faculty Success & TPR Reporting:

For applicable participants, these trainings can be listed on annual reviews in the Faculty Success system. Check with your department for specific details. Badges are available for completing courses (see sample images next to each course description below).

 If you have any questions about these training opportunities or any aspect of Quality Matters at Clemson, please email Lori Kinley.

Training Options:

Instructors who will be teaching online for the first time: 

Orange, white, and blue circular badge with text reading "Clemson Online" at the top and "Online Best Practices" at the bottom. Online Course Bootcamp - participants will meet in groups to learn the fundamentals of online teaching and course design, based on Quality Matters' “Bridge to Quality” framework. Each session will be 2-3 hours, with the first half of each session focused on pedagogy and design principles, and the second half devoted to hands-on workshop time for instructors to develop their Canvas sites. Sessions include both in-person and Zoom attendance options. Facilitated by: Leslie Fuller, PhD, and James Butler, MA. Note: participants must attend all of their scheduled sessions to earn the digital badge.

  Instructors who have previously taught online at Clemson:

Orange, white, purple, and blue circular badge with text reading "Clemson Online" at the top and "Online Best Practices" at the bottom. Improving Your Online Course (IYOC) - participants will enroll in this asynchronous 2 week online course and use the Essential Specific Review Standards of the QM Rubric to review their own online course and develop a course improvement plan. A previously taught online version of the same course is required. Facilitated by Lori Kinley, PhD. Choose your 2 week session from the buttons below:


Instructors who need training in teaching face-to-face (F2F) with Canvas:

A purple and orange cartoon drawing of a tiger holding a hot cup of coffee; text at the bottom reads "COFFEE." COFFEE: House Blendparticipants will enroll in this ongoing, self-paced course to learn and apply effective principles for integrating Canvas into the F2F classroom, including setting up a course site and creating active learning opportunities. Participants will complete assigned learning tasks in one of their own course sites, to be reviewed by the facilitator. Participants must also schedule a mandatory one hour consultation with CO staff at the conclusion of the course. Facilitated by Sharyn Emery, PhD.  Course opens on March 6.