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Online Course Enhancement Opt-In

FIU Online Instructors wishing to enhance an existing fully online course to meet the Panther Quality (Quality Matters) standards or significantly update their course design can opt into a one-to-one instructional design consultation by completing the form below. Note: Instructors with expired QM or HQ certified courses can also opt-in to have their courses re-evaluated and re-certified to meet the standards of the 6th edition rubric.

Opt-In Requirements

This consultation commits you to a full development cycle. The typical cycle is 12 to 16 weeks of development prior to the start of the semester, concluding once the semester ends.

In order to ensure a successful development cycle and establish a collaborative partnership with your instructional designer, three consultation meetings are required at a minimum. Courses engaging in this enhancement process must be submitted for evaluation to ultimately meet the Panther Quality standards by the end of the opt-in semester. 

Please check with your academic units for certification requirements and/or preferences prior to submitting your request.


Semester Course will be Taught Spring 2022 Summer 2022  Fall 2022
Final Day to Apply 11/8/2021 3/18/2022 6/17/2022

Note: All new instructor/course pairings are assigned to an instructional designer who will consult and guide the instructor through the online course design process. The form below should only be completed if you are interested in enhancing an existing fully online course to meet the Panther Quality (Quality Matters) standards.


Complete the Opt-In form to enhance or significantly update an existing fully online course. Please note you will be asked to sign in using your FIU credentials to access the form. Visit our How to Complete the Course Redesign Opt-in Form page for a step by step tutorial of the process.