- AUGUST 2016 -


FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
The semester is drawing near, so now is the perfect time to learn new skills to enhance your online courses! 
 
Below you will find the Faculty Development sessions scheduled for August.  Be sure to register in advance for any sessions you plan to attend. If you have questions or need course assistance contact the D2L Help Desk at (931) 221-6625 or d2lhelp@apsu.edu.
 

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT     
Each month we will be featuring a member of our faculty that has participated and excelled in our Faculty Development Sessions! If you would like to be featured, make sure to attend one of the sessions listed below!

Dr. Samuel Jator
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics  
"The staff is highly knowledgeable about the content and patient with us while presenting! I have learned a lot about developing my courses."
AUGUST FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

Session
Date & Time
Online Proctoring Overview 
Monday, August 15:  10-11 a.m. 
e-Portfolio Overview
Monday, August 15:  11 a.m.- noon 
Assessing the Value of Educational Resources
Wednesday, August 17:  1-2 p.m. 
Making your Online Course ADA Compliant 
Wednesday, August 17:  2-3 p.m. 
D2L II: Rubrics 
Thu rsday, August 18:  1-2 p.m.  
Multimedia: Camtasia Basic 
Thursday, August 18:  2-3:30 p.m. 
Multimedia: My Media  Monday, August 22:  9-10 a.m. 
D2L I: Managing Content in D2L 
Monday, August 22:  10-11 a.m.   
D2L I: Quizzes and Surveys  
Monday, August 22:  11 a.m.- noon
APSU Online/Hybrid Course Design 
Wednesday, August 24:  1-2 p.m. 
Multimedia: Camtasia Advanced 
Wednesday, August 24:  2-3:30 p.m. 
D2L I: Discussions and Calendars  Wednesday, August 31: 10-11 a.m. 
D2L I: Dropbox, Grade Book, and Turnitin  
Wednesday, August 31: 11 a.m.- noon 
 
Students working on computers in a computer lab.
VIRTUAL PROCTORING 
APSU Distance Education has partnered with SmarterProctoring for virtual proctoring services. Your students can access and schedule proctored exams from within D2L. Click below for further information:
 

FACULTY TRAVEL STIPEND
To encourage the exploration of distance, online, blended or hybrid education and instructional strategies at APSU, travel stipends are available through Distance Education (DE).

Travel stipends up to $500 can be requested by faculty who present research at national or international conferences related to innovative teaching practices and technologies for improving online/hybrid learning environments. Please visit the Distance Education Travel Stipend site, to read the requirements and apply!

*Funds are limited and stipends will not be awarded once they are exhausted for the fiscal year. 
 

FACULTY RESOURCES
We hope you find the following resources below useful while teaching your online courses.
DISTANCE EDUCATION SERVICES 
Please check out many of our services below. We are happy to help you enhance your online courses! You can visit the APSU Distance Education website for more information!
  • Course development
  • Closed captioning services
  • D2L Help Desk technical support
  • Faculty development training  
  • Innovative approaches to content delivery
  • Multimedia resources          
  • One-on-one D2L help sessions
  • Online student assistance
  • Online proctoring services
  • Technology integration into online courses