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Faculty FAQ

  1. I want to become a certified online instructor, what are the procedures?
  2. I want to develop a new online course, what are the procedures?
  3. Why should I become certified to teach or develop online courses?
  4. How long does it take to complete the certification courses?
  5. My students need online training. What can I do?
  6. How will you determine quality in online courses/teaching?

 

 


I want to become a certified online instructor, what are the procedures?
Contact the Online Coordinator to register. The training focuses on learning the basics of FSU's learning management system as well as evidence based best practices for online and/or hybrid pedagogy. Follow this link to specific details on online teaching procedures.


I want to develop a new online course, what are the procedures?
First, complete the New Course Application and secure the required signatures. Second, contact the Online Coordinator to determine your training needs. Third, build your new course using the Quality Matters rubric as your guide. Fourth, schedule the QUality Matters Course Review with your department chair and two subject matter experts. 


Why should I become certified to teach or develop online course?
This training and support will enable you (the instructor) effectively integrate, and implement effective teaching technologies into your courses to enhance your online course management and teaching skills. It also provides a faculty development opportunity that you can use in your Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure binders.


How long does it take to complete the certification courses?
You will have four weeks from the time the course begins to complete both courses. You may work at your own pace, but if you have not completed all requirements and the competency exam at the end of the four week period, you will need to re enroll in the next section.


My students need online training. What can I do?

Contact the Online Coordinator to discuss your students' training needs. We offer orientation courses for students that help them prepare for online courses, or we can tailor our training to meet your specific needs.


How do you determine quality in online courses/teaching?
We utilize the Quality Matters rubric, and a Quality Course Evaluation rubric. Please follow this link for more information on our Quality Assurance processes.

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