- OCTOBER 2016 -       


FACULTY SPOTLIGHT      
Each month we will be featuring a member of our faculty that has participate d and excelled in Faculty Development o r Course D esign through Distance Education! For a chance to be featured, make sure to attend one of our Faculty Development sessions below! 

Dr. Katherine Honea 
Assistant Professor
Department of Languages and Literature
College of Arts and Letters
"The training sessions and the feedback I was given by the staff in Distance Education have been extremely valuable for all of my courses. Since participating in the trainings, I have incorporated many of the tools into my course designs and find that, overall, students have an easier time navigating and accessing the components
of the course."
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Fall semester is moving fast and we are almost at midterms! It's the perfect time to learn new skills to WOW your students after fall break!  From creating accessible course content, to learning how to navigate ePortfolio, Distance Education is here to help!

New sessions beginning this month! 
                     -Accessible Syllabus
     -Using Copyrighted Materials in Your Online Course
 
Below you will find the Faculty Development sessions scheduled for October.  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.
 
OCTOBER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
 
Session
Date & Time
Accessible Syllabus 
Monday, Oct. 3: 9-10 a.m.   
Multimedia: Camtasia Basic  
Monday, Oct. 3: 10-11:30 a.m.  
Multimedia: My Media   Wednesday, Oct. 5: 1-2 p.m.   
D2L II: Rubrics  
Wednesday, Oct. 5: 2-3 p.m.   
Accessing the Value of Educational Resources   
Wednesday, Oct. 5: 3-4 p.m.   
APSU Online/Hybrid Course Design   
Thursday, Oct. 6: 1-2 p.m.    
Multimedia: Camtasia Basic  
Thu rsday, Oct. 6:  2-3:30 p.m.  
Making Your Online Course ADA Compliant  
Wednesday, Oct. 12:  1-2 p.m.  
Creating Accessible Online Content  Wednesday, Oct. 12: 2-3 p.m. 
Using Copyrighted Materials in Your Online Course
Wednesday, Oct. 12: 3-4 p.m.   
Multimedia: Camtasia Advanced   
Thursday, Oct. 13:  1-2:30 p.m.   
D2L II: Rubrics  
Thursday, Oct. 13:  3-4 p.m.    
APSU Online/Hybrid Course Design   
Monday, Oct. 17:  9-10 a.m. 
ePortfolio Overview 
Monday, Oct. 17:  2-3 p.m.  
D2L I: Quizzes and Surveys 
Tuesday, Oct. 18:  9-10 a.m. 
D2L I: Dropbox, Grade Book, and Turnitin
Tuesday, Oct. 18:  10-11 a.m.  
Multimedia: My Media  
Tuesday, Oct. 18:  11 a.m - noon   
Multimedia: Camtasia Advanced 
Wednesday, Oct. 19: 9-10:30 a.m.  
Online Proctoring Overview 
Wednesday, Oct. 19:  1-2 p.m. 
Accessible Syllabus  
Wednesday, Oct. 19:  2-3 p.m.
D2L I: Managing Content in D2L 
Monday, Oct. 24:  1-2 p.m.
D2L I: Dropbox, Grade Book and Turnitin 
Monday, Oct. 24:  2-3 p.m.
D2L I: Discussions and Calendars 
Monday, Oct. 24:  3-4 p.m.
Making Your Online Course ADA Compliant  
Tuesday, Oct. 25:  9-10 a.m.
Creating Accessible Online Content  Tuesday, Oct. 25: 10-11 a.m. 
Using Copyrighted Materials in Your Online Course
Tuesday, Oct. 25:  11 a.m. - noon
Online Proctoring Overview 
Wednesday, Oct. 26:  9-10 a.m. 
ePortfolio Overview 
Wednesday, Oct. 26:  10-11 a.m.
Accessing the Value of Educational Resources  
Thursday, Oct. 27:  2-3 p.m. 
D2L I: Quizzes and Surveys  
Monday, Oct. 31:  1-2 p.m. 
D2L I:  Managing Content in D2L  
Monday, Oct. 31 :  2-3 p.m. 
D2L I: Discussions and Calendars 
Monday, Oct. 31 :  3-4 p.m.  
 
DEPARTMENT-WIDE TRAINING
Distance Education is excited to announce that we now offer department wide training sessions! We can come to you, or you can come to us. We offer training in many different subjects including ADA compliance, D2L, ePortfolio, and more. Check out our faculty development calendar below to see what training your department needs! 

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 wh o 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. 
 

IMPORTANT CHANGES REGARDING ON-GROUND PROCTORING  

Effective Spring 2017, Distance Education will only be providing scheduled on-ground proctoring sessions for TN eCampus courses. During the Fall 2016 semester we will continue to provide limited on-ground proctoring sessions. 

We highly encourage APSU online faculty to use our virtual proctoring services for midterms and finals if you are unable to proctor exams.  Distance Education will be offering training workshops for faculty and students to learn how to use virtual proctoring services. Please visit our website regarding On-Ground proctoring for more details on this change. 
 
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 

FACULTY RESOURCES
We hope you find the following resources below useful while teaching your online courses.