• Getting Up to Speed with Zoom

    Want help using Zoom for web conferences? In our webinar, you'll join a Zoom meeting and learn how to set up navigation and participant access in your course site. Learn how to share files, participate in breakout rooms, and save recorded sessions.

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Training & Workshops

Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned user of FSU's teaching and learning technologies, our experts can help you take your skills to the next level. We offer workshops, webinars, and one-on-one consultations on a variety of topics, from universal design and accessibility and do-it-yourself media tools to using Canvas and other instructional technologies.

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Training for Emergency Online Instruction

To help instructors with remote teaching, we're preparing a new round of webinars, including Honorlock, assignments, and communication tools. Check back soon for more information about these training opportunities.

In this online, one-on-one session in Zoom, we can help you with questions you may have about getting started with remote teaching. We can cover the basics of Canvas, how to set up web conferencing with your students, and more.


Our standard  workshops are a great way to develop and hone your skills in an online learning environment. Hosted in ODL's Faculty Development lab (Stadium Center C, Suite 3500), our face-to-face workshops are facilitated by ODL instructional development faculty, technology support experts, and media production specialists. Contact us at odl-faculty@fsu.edu to schedule.

Ally & Accessibility
By learning how to make your Canvas course content accessible with Bb Ally, you can help ensure an inclusive learning environment for your students. Ally provides faculty with feedback on accessibility issues and how to correct them and offers students alternative ways to interact with course materials.

Assignments, Rubrics & Gradebook
The proper use of assignments and rubrics can be a major time saver when managing student grades. Learn how to set up different types of assignments, including Turnitin, media, and peer review. This workshop also covers how to develop custom rubrics for speed grading and best practices for managing the Canvas Gradebook.

Canvas Orientation
This workshop will help you get off to a good start with Canvas, guiding you through the easiest way to effectively use your Canvas course site. Learn about managing menus, uploading files, importing templates, setting up assignments, sending messages, and managing the Gradebook.

Communication Tools
Effective communication is key to fostering an active online learning environment. Learn how to use Canvas announcements, discussions, intro videos, and emails to communicate with students. In addition to Canvas's built-in tools, this workshop reviews free options such as FlipGrid and Padlet that can be used in online courses.

Course Design Using Modules
Organizing and managing course materials is key to student success. This workshop features best practices for uploading and arranging content into modules. Learn how to set dates and prerequisites to guide students through the materials. The multi-tool/module builder allows you to quickly automate the creation of your course structure.

DIY Media
Our media specialists can help you feel at ease in developing, incorporating, and managing media in your Canvas course site. This workshop demonstrates how the Kaltura Personal Capture recording tool can help you with announcements, lectures, modules, and more. Time permitting, you'll tour our state-of-the-art media studio.

This workshop reviews the capabilities and benefits of hosting your organization on Canvas. You'll understand the roles of student and instructor users in organization sites and how to enroll them in the site, both manually and automatically. You'll also learn the differences between Canvas course sites and organization sites.

Testing & Assessment
Learn how to identify Canvas tools for creating and maintaining pools of test questions, assembling and offering quizzes and exams, and interpreting item analysis data. This workshop covers test planning and development (including tips for secure exams) and assembling and deploying a quiz from test pools or banks.

Universal Design & Accessibility
Universal design for learning involves creating course materials that are usable by all people without needing to make accommodations to your course design. Learn about the principles and practice of universal design, how to make your Canvas site and digital course content accessible, and how tools such as Bb Ally help make the process easier.




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