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eMajor Faculty Workshop

by Kathy Sundin on June 24, 2014 in eMajor, GoVIEW, The Center for eLearning

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Mark your calendars: The Center for eLearning will be providing an important workshop for all new eMajor faculty. Existing eMajor faculty are also encouraged to attend. The workshop is scheduled for Thurs., July 10 from 2-4 pm and will cover the following key eMajor topics:

  • Overview
  • Administrative and Student Support
  • At-Risk Reporting
  • Textbooks
  • Systems and Tools
  • Learning Resources
  • Template
  • Smarthinking
  • New Communications Process
  • SOI’s
  • Best Practices in Online Teaching
  • Contacts and Resources
  • Q & A

The workshop will be delivered via WebEx. Contact Kathy Sundin (kjsundin@valdosta.edu) for WebEx invitation so you can log in from your home or office computer. If you are unable to attend, the session will be recorded. Contact Kathy if you wish to view the recording.

Coming in August…VSU Online Orientation

by Kathy Sundin on June 2, 2014 in Accessibility, BlazeVIEW D2L, eCore, eMajor, GoVIEW, Online Programs, The Center for eLearning

The Center for eLearning had an exciting week last week. We worked with Fugo Studios out of Atlanta to complete video segments of a new Online Orientation that is set to launch in August, 2014.

The new orientation program will be geared toward new VSU online students and will be integrated into the current VSU Student Portal. The primary goals are to get an online student from admission through enrollment, ensure online students have the information they need to navigate the university system/structure successfully and provide an ongoing reference for students after they initially complete the orientation. Segments of the first phase of this exciting project include:

  • Orientation Video
  • Embedded Quiz Features
  • Registration
  • Advising
  • Learning Management System Intro
  • Financial Aid
  • Paying Tuition and Fees
  • Bookstore
  • Adult and Military Programs
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Student Policy Resources
  • Academic Calendars

Additional key stakeholders in this project are the Orientation Office, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Registrar, Centralized Advising Center, Access Office, Financial Aid, Bursary, Information Technology and Enrollment Management.

Below are some “behind the scenes” photos taken during the video shooting.

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Stay tuned for additional information on this project!