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New Resource Available

by Kathy Sundin on March 6, 2014 in BlazeVIEW D2L, eMajor, GoVIEW, Online Programs, Quality Matters, Social Media, The Center for eLearning

Are you new to online teaching and learning?
Are you an experienced online faculty member, but would like to learn some tips and
techniques to incorporate into your course?
Do you want to enhance your face-to-face or hybrid course?

If yes, then visit the VSU “New to Online Learning: The Fundamentals CO” course!

 Current faculty have been added as students in the course which will be available in
BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW on Mon., March 10.

New faculty will be added at the beginning of each semester. However, new faculty can request to be manually added by emailing blazeview@valdosta.edu or goview@valdosta.edu.

The course covers:

- Overview of LMS, D2L, BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW
– Technology Requirements
– Transitioning to Online Learning

  •  F2F vs. Online Teaching
  • Instructional Design

- Quality Online Instruction

  • Syllabus and Schedule Design
  • Faculty and Course Introduction Tips

- Course Design

  • Quality Online Course Design
  • Online Course Design Tips

- Creating and Finding Content
– Online Learning Presence
– Discussion Boards

  • Effective Discussion Board Design
  • Discussion Board Tips

- Creating Effective Activities, Assessments, Rubrics and Grading
– Why and How to Use Technology in an Online Course
– Quality Matters

  • What is Quality Matters?
  • What do I do next?

- ADA, Citation, Plagiarism and Copyright Policies and Procedures
– D2L Resources and Assistance

We envision this to be an evolving course and updated regularly with new ideas and techniques. We need your help with this! Send us your feedback so we can incorporate into the course.

2014 VSU Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching

by Kathy Sundin on January 27, 2014 in The Center for eLearning, VSU Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching

Call for Nominations

The Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Extended Learning are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the first annual Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching.


Eligible candidates include full-time members of the teaching faculty and teaching academic staff who teach a minimum of 12 credit hours of fully online instruction across the fall, spring, and summer semesters.  ‘Fully online instruction’ is defined in accordance with the University System of Georgia standard which defines an online course as one in which “95% or more of the course must be delivered fully online.”


Nomination portfolios must be received by March 7, 2014.  Portfolios may be sent via campus mail, delivered in-person to the Center for eLearning, or submitted electronically.  Electronic portfolios should be submitted as a single PDF file.

Meg G. Moore
Office of Extended Learning / Center for eLearning
Odum Library, Suite 2621

Visit the 2014 VSU Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching webpage for more information.