Welcome to eLearning

To move face-to-face classes to an online format, click this hyperlink to a webpage for teaching remotely and instructional continuity online

Summer 2020 Faculty Development in Online/Hybrid Teaching

Click here for a robust list of opportunities for faculty development in online/hybrid teaching this summer offered by CELT and the Center for eLearning. The programs vary in topic, time investment, date range of completion, and skill level to meet the diverse needs and summer schedules of VSU faculty. Spread the word to fellow faculty and register soon if there’s an enrollment cap or deadline.

About eLearning

The Center for eLearning supports faculty at VSU who teach online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses. All faculty at VSU are encouraged to use the learning management system called BlazeVIEW, even if they teach face-to-face classes. Services offered by the Center for eLearning include troubleshooting BlazeVIEW, instructional design consultations, review and revision of online courses, and faculty development workshops focused on best practices for teaching online and using other learning tools such as video conferencing technology. The Center for eLearning also assists students enrolled in the more than 60 online academic programs and certificates at VSU, including undergraduates in the SmartPath Core. 

Our goal is simple: empower your success as a teacher or student.

Our Services:

  • Training and Workshops

    The Center for eLearning offers the following instructor-led workshops available to faculty and staff. To register for these workshops please visit the: Employee and Organizational Training Database

    To view a list of our workshops, please click here.

  • D2L Troubleshooting

    BlazeVIEW is Valdosta State University's (VSU) learning management system (LMS).  BlazeVIEW is VSU's branded instance of the Brightspace LMS by Desire2Learn. Current LMS version is Brightspace 10.7 (Daylight Experience). Online classes, hybrid (partially online) classes, and some face to face classes use BlazeVIEW to deliver course content.

    Reach out to the Center for eLearning at 229-245-6490 or blazeview@valdosta.edu for any assistance or troubleshooting!

    Users of BlazeVIEW now have access to a 24/7 Help Center. If you’re having trouble using the new system or need a question answered late at night you can call on the Help Center TOLL FREE - 1-855-772-0423. The Help Center offers the quickest way to resolve issues related to BlazeVIEW right when you experience them, even if it’s in the middle of the night!

  • Instructional Design and Technology Consultation

    Let our Instructional Designers and Technology Specialists demonstrate strategies to help you plan your course to effectively reach desired instructional goals regardless of your course size, subject matter or level. Please call us at 229-245-6490 or email us at elearning@valdosta.edu to schedule a one-on-one session with one of our trainers or Instructional designers.

  • ProctorU

    VSU has an agreement with ProctorU to provide online test monitoring for VSU students. ProctorU is a live ProctorU is a live online proctoring service that allows you to take your exams from anywhere using a webcam and a reliable internet connection.

    If you are new to ProctorU please make sure that you run a test by visiting http://www.proctoru.com/testitout/ BEFORE your scheduled exam.

  • Quality Matters

    Quality Matters™ (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses.  QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning. n

    Participants will look at the Quality Matters (QM) Peer Review process, focusing on the QM Rubric, to include: standards, alignment, and scoring. Participants will gain experience in reading the Course Worksheet, writing helpful recommendations, and using annotations to support decisions in scoring the rubric. There will also include an activity to practice skills such as spotting alignment and writing helpful recommendations.

  • Clickers

    Valdosta State University has selected an audience response system that integrates into Microsoft® PowerPoint® and allows students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a device that looks like a calculator.

    The model used at VSU is the ResponseCard NXT made by TurningTechnologies. It is commonly referred to as a “Clicker”. This model has an LCD display and has available memory and features to record and submit answers for a full-length test.

  • Blue Jeans Video Conferencing

    Valdosta State University offers distance learning classes provided by two way interactive IP video conferencing technology. Video conferencing classrooms are equipped with advanced audio and video CODECs, computers, and cameras allowing these sites to connect VSU students to other IP video conferencing sites.

    Please call us at 229-245-6490 or email us at elearning@valdosta.edu to schedule your next confernence with BlueJeans.

  • Qualtrics

    Qualtrics is VSU’s survey tool available to administrators, faculty, staff and students. Qualtrics is a powerful product which facilitates survey creation, distribution, and data monitoring/collection.

    Training outline used in the Workshop: Online Training Resources and Tutorials