- SEPTEMBER 2016 -       

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. Benita Bruster
Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning
College of Education 
"The staff in Distance Education are professional and always there when we need them. They provide excellent service, detailed training sessions, and they are available to answer questions to support the faculty as we develop and deliver course content for our students."
Now that the Fall semester is in full swing, it is a great opportunity to learn new skills to make this semester the best one yet! From using Camtasia to create simple videos, to successfully using rubrics in online classes, Distance Education has the perfect Faculty Development session for you! 

Below you will find the Faculty Development sessions scheduled for September.  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.
Date & Time
D2L I: Discussions and Calendars  
Tuesday, Sept. 6:  10-11 a.m. 
D2L I: Dropbox, Grade Book, and Turnitin   
Tuesday, Sept. 6:  11 a.m.- noon 
Online Proctoring Overview 
Wednesday, Sept 7:  9-10 a.m.  
ePortfolio Overview
Wednesday, Sept 7:  10-11 a.m. 
APSU Online/Hybrid Course Design  
Thu rsday, Sept. 8:  1-2 p.m.  
Multimedia: Camtasia Basic 
Thursday, Sept. 8:  2-3:30 p.m. 
D2L I: Quizzes and Surveys    Monday, Sept. 12: 1-2 p.m. 
D2L I: Managing Content in D2L 
Monday, Sept. 12:  2-3 p.m.   
Online Proctoring Overview 
Tuesday, Sept 13:  2-3 p.m. 
ePortfolio Overview 
Tuesday, Sept. 13:  3-4 p.m. 
Making Your Online Course ADA Compliant 
Wednesday, Sept. 14:  9-10 a.m. 
Creating Accessible Documents  Wednesday, Sept. 14:  10-11 a.m. 
Creating Accessible Multimedia 
Wednesday, Sept. 1 4:  11 a.m.- noon
Accessing the Value of Educational Resources   Thursday, Sept. 15:  1-2 p.m.  
D2L II: Rubrics 
Thursday, Sept. 15:  2-3 p.m.  
D2L I: Discussions and Calendars  
Monday, Sept. 19:  1-2 p.m.  
D2L I: Dropbox, Grade Book, and Turnitin
Monday, Sept. 19:  2-3 p.m.  
D2L I: Quizzes and Surveys  Tuesday, Sept. 20:  10-11 a.m.  
D2L I: Managing Content in D2L  
Tuesday, Sept. 20:  11 a.m.-noon  
APSU Online/Hybrid Course Design  
Wednesday, Sept. 21:  9-10 a.m. 
Multimedia: Camtasia Basic 
Wednesday, Sept. 21:  10-11:30 a.m. 
Making Your Course ADA Compliant 
Thursday, Sept. 22:  1-2 p.m  
Creating Accessible Documents 
Thursday, Sept. 22:  2-3 p.m.
Creating Accessible Multimedia 
Thursday, Sept. 22:  3-4 p.m. 
Accessing the Value of Educational Resources  
Tuesday, Sept. 27:  9-10 a.m. 
D2L II: Rubrics 
Tuesday, Sept. 27: 10-11 a.m.  
Multimedia: My Media 
Wednesday, Sept. 28:  1-2 p.m. 
Multimedia: Camtasia Advanced  
Wednesday, Sept. 28: 2-3:30 p.m. 
Multimedia: My Media  
Thursday, Sept. 29:  9-10 a.m.  
Multimedia: Camtasia Advanced  Thursday, Sept. 29:  10-11 a.m.  


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. 

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:

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. 

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