Faculty & Professional Development
Distance Education offers face-to-face faculty development sessions in many areas including course/instructional design, multimedia development, accessibility & ADA compliance, and D2L (basic and advanced). The intention is to not only support faculty in meeting online course development guidelines, but also to aid them in creating unique and engaging courses that are efficient and effective.
Below are faculty development sessions we have offered in the past. To schedule a faculty development session for you or your department, please contact us.
- Accessible Syllabus
- Assessing the Value of Educational Resources
- Beefing Up Your Course with Videos
- Course Design for Quality Courses
- Creating Accessible Documents and Media
- BrightSpace: Dropbox, Grade Book and Turnitin
- BrightSpace: Managing Content in D2L
- BrightSpace: Discussions and Calendars
- BrightSpace: Rubrics
- Making Your Online Course ADA Compliant
- Measurable Objectives & Alignment
- Multimedia: My Media
- Multimedia: Best Practices of Creating Instructional Videos
- Multimedia: Camtasia Basic
- Multimedia: Camtasia Advanced
- Strategies & Tools for Student Engagement
- Using Copyrighted Materials in Your Online Course
- Zoom Video & Web-Conferencing
In addition to the face-to-face development sessions offered by Distance Education, APSU faculty have access to select online trainings through Academic Impressions Pro, Quality Matters, Online Learning Consortium, and our Distance Education website. Please contact the Distance Education to see if training is available. Please note: all links open in a new window.
Quality Matters Training (QM)
- Quality Matters is an organization that ensure quality in online courses. Two separate online trainings available for faculty in an online format; Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) and Peer Reviewers Course (PRC). Please visit the Quality Matters Website to learn more.
Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
- OLC offers a variety of online training with topics including best practices for online learning, multimedia, web accessibility, rubrics, and more. Please visit the OLC website to find a workshop that best fits your needs.
Accessible Syllabus Training
- The Accessible Syllabus Training Series video tutorials demonstrate the 8 key steps towards creating an accessible digital syllabus for your course. To complete the training, please visit Accessible Syllabus Training.
Distance Education purchases a limited number of licenses to Camtasia and Snagit annually. These tools are used for media creation including videos, screencast presentations, audio, screenshots, etc. You can request a license by completing the Distance Education Request Multimedia Software License form.
Important Note: Software installations on APSU computers require administrative access to the computer. You must download the software installation file provided via a link from Distance Education and then contact GOVSTECH to install it on your work computer.