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Welcome to the ODL newsletter, which informs faculty about the latest in online design and instruction, teaching and learning technologies (including Canvas), and training and workshop opportunities. Click the "Subscribe" button to begin receiving your distance news today.




July/August 2021: Online quality design and Canvas orientation courses, technology funding awards, FSU Libraries’ eTextbook program and alterative textbook grants, and FSU Testing Center and scanning services

March/April 2021: Video production tutorials, interactive video tool PlayPosit, annotation tool Hypothesis, social learning tool Yellowdig, Ally and accessibility fixes, and ODL Technical Support team

January/February 2021: PlayPosit pilot, Ally resources, online graduate program rankings, flex course strategies, spring Testing Center services, and annotation and collaboration tools



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



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



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



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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