Course Design

Course Consultations

MSU Online staff are knowledgeable in the best practices for online courses and available to help faculty and staff teaching campus 5 courses in the following ways:

  • Develop a design plan for online courses
  • Determine methods of assessment and evaluation for students in online courses
  • Explore new classroom technology
  • And much more

Quality Matters

In 2017, Mississippi State University officially adopted Quality Matters (QM) as its official standard for online courses. MSU Online staff are certified to administer the QM rubric to evaluate online courses. We offer the opportunity for faculty to have their online courses reviewed at the QM standard for free. Benefits include:

  • Detailed overview of how your online course is working
  • Possiblity of having your course MSU certified
  • Preperation for full QM review
  • Hands-on help in improving your online course

MSU Online staff are available to work with faculty through the review process. Reviews can be completed all at one time or in phases over a period of time. We will need access to your course in order to complete the review which will take between one and three weeks to process.


For questions or more information, please contact our Instructional Designers at:
idhelp@online.msstate.edu