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Quality by Design (QbD) Course

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Course Dates: June 5, - July 2, 2017

Mode of Delivery:  Online - Blackboard Learn 9.1

Course Description

Quality by Design (QbD) is a four week online course that provides a unique opportunity for SUNY faculty and staff to improve courses through a framework for evaluating the effectiveness of seated, online or hybrid courses.  QbD focuses on four major topics that are a key component of any quality designed course, including:

  • Learner Support
  • Content Presentation & Accessibility
  • Interaction & Collaboration
  • Evaluation & Assessment

Participants will have multiple opportunities to reflect upon how they would integrate these ideas into their own courses while engaging in discussions with experts and peers.  Optional discussions and activities have been designed to help learners apply newly acquired knowledge into their own course design efforts.

While this course will be offered using the Blackboard LMS, the materials and concepts covered in the course are LMS -agnostic, meaning that they can be applied and implemented using a wide range of learning technologies that are not Blackboard dependent.  This course focuses upon pedagogy, not technology skills acquisition. 

Quality by Design is funded through a SUNY Innovative Instructional Technology Grant (IITG).  The course, in its complete form, and portions thereof, is licensed through Creative Commons and will be provided as an OER, widely available for use and modification.

This collaborative project is being developed through a partnership among the University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, Empire State College, Open SUNY COTE, and SUNY Center for Professional Development.

What is the cost?

  • $30.00 - CPD Members – Use your CPD Training Points to pay for this event!
  • $40.00 - SUNY Non-CPD Members
  • $50.00 - Non-SUNY

Details and Registration

For complete details, Course Details, What to Expect, Instructor’s Bio, and Registration go to:

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Using SUNY CPD Points at SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Center for Professional Development “points” for SUNY Empire State College are managed by the Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation.  When SUNY Empire faculty and staff select “CPD points” as the method of payment for an event or a course, use of these points requires approval by CMLAI; points are available on a first come, first served basis.  If the annual points allotted to the college have been exhausted, the individual’s home center/office will be responsible for payment.  Please note that registration confirmation does not validate the use of CPD points; official approvals/denials of the use of points are sent to the individual by CMLAI via email.  Associated travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the individual’s center/office. For more information about CPD points, please visit

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