The Center for Teaching & Learning supports faculty in enriching their students' educational experience, including in the online environment that will help maintain student engagement, increase student learning, and assist students in completing their programs of study. In the online environment, we look to sound course design and instructors' use of skillful facilitation practices to provide high levels of quality. Our proposed guidelines can be found in our Quality Assurance in Online Courses document that outlines a plan for increasing quality. Follow the link to read more.

Here we outline additional opportunities for faculty interested in increasing the quality of the online portions of their courses.

Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered, peer review process created to promote well designed, high quality online/hybrid courses. The CTL manages limited funding for QM professional development and course reviews.  Please consult this list of available courses and then email us ( to request placement in your chosen course(s). 

Online Accessibility

UWG Online provides resources to create more accessible online courses. On our Online Accessibility page, we have step-by-step accessibility guides we created to support your online course needs.

Online Course Reviews

The CTL has adapted Penn State's Peer Review Guide for Online Teaching formative assessment tool as the best online corollary to sitting in a classroom observing a peer teach. Read more about it on our Online Course Review Guide page.

Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) focuses on best and most effective practices for the delivery and design of online instruction. The CTL offers limited funding for participating in OLC webinars.