Term: 14 months
Reporting to the Production Manager, the LMS/QA Specialist is responsible for:
• Contributing to CEL online course development and delivery, especially with regard to the effective use of the Learning Management System (LMS).
• Quality assurance for all CEL online courses, ensuring readiness for the start of term.
During the design and development of a new online course, the LMS/QA Specialist and Instructional Digital Media Developer form a collaborative project team led by an Online Learning Consultant (OLC). Each of the team members have distinct roles and responsibilities in the development of a new online course, as outlined in the CEL Course Development Process Role Breakdown.
During the preparation of re-offer courses, the LMS/QA Specialist works closely with individual faculty members to establish revision objectives and to communicate deadlines and negotiate an appropriate work schedule for each
course. It is essential that the LMS/QA Specialist meets deadlines so that the course is ready for the start of term and students can be sent required materials in advance.
The Course Production environment is evolving as more courses are delivered online and as technologies evolve. The LMS/QA Specialist must keep abreast of these changes, particularly maintaining currency with regards to the
core LMS platform. As the LMS evolves through version upgrades the LMS/QA Specialist must maintain mastery of both functionality within the system and best practice.
For LMS/QA Specialists working on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses, a math background is often required to be able to work effectively with the content.
Please note this is not a software development life cycle quality QA role.
Complete all tasks and responsibilities associated with the pre-term preparation of RE-OFFER online courses, as described in the QA Master Checklist‡:
Fulfill all responsibilities of the LMS/QA Specialist in the design, development of NEW online courses, as described in the CEL Course Development Process Role Breakdown† and contribute to the development
of CEL production and delivery processes through cross-functional working group participation and leadership in Course Production projects.
† The CEL Course Development Process Role Breakdown is an internal CEL process document. It outlines the responsibilities of the Online Learning Consultant, Instructional Digital Media Developer, and LMS/QA Specialist, during the development of a typical CEL online course.
‡ The QA Master Checklist is an internal CEL tool. It provides a comprehensive framework for the preparation of re-offer and new online courses with regards to the setup, testing and proofing of these courses.