Free Quality Matters Course Design and Improvement Webinars – Spring Schedule

qm-logoDo you teach online and want to find ways to improve the design of your courses?

Consider learning about Quality Matters (QM), a well-known system for improving course design to facilitate effective learning. Vetted through the work of MATC’s Online Quality Council, a voluntary QM course review process is currently being piloted.

To learn more about QM, register for a free one-hour webinar to view on your own. The spring schedule is posted below – reserve your seat today!

Webinar Time/Date To Register
Welcome to Pasta 401: Bring Your Appetite for Course Alignment

In this session, you’ll practice the fundamental process of designing a course with aligned learning objectives, assessments, and activities from “scratch.”

Presented by: University of Southern Indiana

Weds. March 14th, 1PM CST Click Here
Preparing for a Formal QM Review: Comparing Three Models

In this moderated panel, QM Coordinators from three universities (New Mexico State, Texas A&M International, and Indiana) will compare and contrast how faculty and courses are prepared for QM course review.

Presented by: Indiana University; Indiana University Southeast; New Mexico State University; and Texas A&M International University

Tues. April 3rd, 12 PM CST Click Here
Everything I Need to Know About Student Engagement I Learned From a Rabid Sports Fan

Learn strategies and tools used by sportscasters that online instructors can use to increase student engagement.

Presented by: Salt Lake Community College

Thurs. May 10th, 1 PM CST Click Here

Are You New to Using Blackboard? We Have the Course for You!

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There is still time to sign up for professional development’s free Introduction to Blackboard course that counts for 1 FQAS credit hour. 

COMPSW-197-200  Introduction to Blackboard 9.x
Date: Mondays February 26th & March 5th
Time: 4:30 PM- 8:30 PM (with online requirements)
Instructor:  Erin Dischler

Enroll in INFOnline today to claim your seat!

Blackboard News You Can Use – February 2018

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Welcome to Blackboard News You Can Use, your brief monthly newsletter to help you promote student success through MATC’s web-based learning environment, Blackboard Learn.  In this edition, we review resources to support your use of Blackboard.

Spring Blackboard Training Courses Begin Soon

Faculty who are looking for training in the use of Blackboard to support  teaching and learning are encouraged to enroll in our 1 credit, free professional development courses this spring. All courses will be offered at the Milwaukee campus. Attendance is required for all class meeting dates to earn credit. See our schedule here and register through INFOnline.

Faculty Instructional Support Hours

Do you have questions about using Blackboard in your teaching practice? Connect with a Faculty Support Liaison for one-on-one assistance. Faculty Liaisons can also answer general questions regarding WIDS and COS’s. See their schedule for their availability in your local campus Faculty Resource Center.

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Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

All faculty are invited to attend a one-hour Blackboard workshop to earn 1 CEU hour that counts towards FQAS! For questions about workshops, please contact the workshop’s leader directly. Watch your MATC email for workshop announcements and send an RSVP to to attend.

Workshop Description Time/Date Location Presenter
Qwickly Jot Assignment Tool We will be reviewing a new tool available within Blackboard called Qwickly Jot Assignment.  This will also be an open session to ask questions about Blackboard. Thurs. February 15th, 1-2 PM Oak Creek Campus,
Room A-214
Doni Bartley
Blackboard Tips and Tricks We will be reviewing several tips and trips to support your teaching practice in Blackboard. Weds. February 28th, 12-1 PM West Allis Campus,
Room 350
Erin Dischler

Printing Services

Did you know that you can send your classroom handouts e.g., syllabi to Print Services? Print requests from instructors can be sent to print services through interoffice mail, dropped off in person Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., placed in the drop box after hours or sent via email at, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Print Services is located at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus in Room M141 and provide print services for the Mequon, Oak Creek, West Allis and Downtown Campuses. Contact Print Services at 414-297-6878.

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ER&D New Course Offering

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Please Register Early to Prevent Cancellation of Course

ZERD 106-200:  Integrate Reading Strategies


Milwaukee Campus  

Instructor:  Dr. Meredith Kay Reeves

This course provides instructors with strategies and best practices to enhance students’ study skills and expand students’ reading skills including comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary skills.  Instructors will revise their current curriculum to facilitate students’ application of reading skills to academic tasks as they read to acquire and retain content-based information.

Please register in INFOnline: Click here to register for ZERD-106-200

Click here to view the tutorial on how to register for a course in INFOnline.


Are Chromebooks compatible with LockDown Browser?

Did you know that there are limitations to using Chrome OS and that “Respondus Lockdown Browser and some types of content specific to Microsoft applications will be inaccessible on Chrome OS”?



LockDown Browser for Chromebook is available to 1) K-12 schools that, 2) have

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purchased a LockDown Browser license, 3) use school-wide mobile device management for their Chromebooks, and 4) have an enterprise license of Canvas, Schoology, or Blackboard Learn. Respondus is only offering LockDown Browser for Chromebook only to K-12 institutions at this time.  LockDown Browser for Chromebook is not available to Higher Education institutions, nor to K-12 institutions that have dual enrolled students needing to take exams at colleges and universities.

Click on the link below to view the faculty and student minimum technology requirements guides:
Faculty Technology Requirements
Student Technology Requirements