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2020

September/October 2020: Remote teaching video recordings, media production support, new online workshops, Testing Center services, Ally pilot results, and licensure & certification portal


January/February 2020: Online program rankings, virtual teaching and learning conference, Testing Center procedural updates, Kaltura conference takeaways, and course template updates

 

2019

November/December 2019: New student-centered website, Testing Center certification, Quality Matters workshop, Zoom web conferencing, proctored testing fees, and spring Canvas training


September/October 2019: Open educational resources, library services for distance learning faculty, Follett Access textbook program, FSU virtual computer lab, and Testing Center exam scheduler tool


July/August 2019: Quality course design, Quality Matters rubric, course template, online teaching tips, streaming media course reserves, FSU Emergency Module, and Kaltura video display bug fix


May/June 2019: Ally pilot update, course content and accessibility, universal design for learning guidelines, Student Disability Resource Center, assistive technology, and color contrast analysis tool


March/April 2019: Online retention strategies, online student support course, internships, distance library services, reading and writing online tutoring, and new Kaltura media storage policy 


January/February 2019: Testing Center leadership, spring course evaluations, online evaluation response rates, online program rankings, using course dates in Canvas, and Gradebook tips

 

2018

November/December 2018: Helping out with hurricane recovery, updated proctor request system, online STEM labs, fall finals, Canvas spring training, and Kaltura Personal Capture recording tool


September/October 2018: Learning Online @ FSU, scanning services, academic integrity, discussion boards, Kaltura video storage policy, and open textbook workshop


July/August 2018: Prepping for the fall semester, rapid-drop scanning services, fall Canvas workshops, InstructureCon presentation, Collaborations tool, and technology tips


May/June 2018: Blackboard retirement, summer training, technology funding awards, course introduction videos, Canvas mailing lists, SpeedGrader, and technology tips


March/April 2018: Course evaluation process, Canvas user survey, spring finals schedule, universal design for learning guidelines, and Accessibility Checker and New Gradebook tools


January/February 2018: Online program rankings, state authorization, resources for course accessibility, Canvas training, attendance tool, and technology tips

 

2017

November/December 2017: Fall finals week, study tips for students, online mentor training course, Canvas training in the Republic of Panama, Canvas boot camps, BigBlueButton, and technology tips


September/October 2017: Canvas Week campus-wide training, Canvas migration progress, course migration assistance, Canvas tips for instructors and students, Turnitin, and fiscal talking points


August 2017: Kaltura Media automatic captioning, state authorization update, Design Tools, Canvas training opportunities, technology tips, and back-to-school reminders for instructors


July 2017: Summer online course evaluations, Canvas training opportunities, one-on-one technical support consultations, and technology tips

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