Learn more about training opportunities Distance Education staff can provide to you
or your department and the professional memberships Distance Education offers you
below. Explore the menu for additional topics including accessibility, video, technology,
Distance Education offers face-to-face or online faculty development sessions in many
areas including course/instructional design, multimedia development, accessibility
& ADA compliance, and D2L (basic and advanced). The intention is to not only support
faculty in meeting online course development guidelines, but also to aid them in creating
unique and engaging courses that are efficient and effective.
Below are faculty development sessions we have offered in the past. To schedule a
faculty development session for you or your department, please contact us. Don't
see what you need? Reach out to us and we still may be able to help!
Assessing the Value of Educational Resources
Beefing Up Your Course with Videos
Course Design for Quality Courses
Creating Accessible Documents and Media
BrightSpace: Dropbox, Grade Book and Turnitin
BrightSpace: Managing Content in D2L
BrightSpace: Discussions and Calendars
Making Your Online Course ADA Compliant
Measurable Objectives & Alignment
Multimedia: My Media
Multimedia: Best Practices of Creating Instructional Videos
Quality Matters (QM) Workshops - APSU is a subscribing member of QM a leader in online course quality assurance.
They have a comprehensive rubric that can be used to improve online courses. The
Applying the QM Rubric online workshop will familiarize you with the rubric and teach
you how to apply it to your own courses. If you would like to complete this workshop,
Distance Education will pay for it. Simply email Distance Education at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your interest.
WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) - WCET is nationally recognized as an informative, reliable and forward-thinking
organization in the areas of technology and innovation in higher education. WCET
is focused on Institutional Success, Policy & Regulation, Student Success, and Technology.
Stay current with the latest trends in distance education by joining WCET News or
wcetMIX (opens new window) to collaborate with other faculty, administrators, and higher education professionals
from institutions across the nation. For more information about WCET, please visit
their website to learn more (opens new window) and establish your membership (opens new window).