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Welcome to our newsletter! Each instructor-centered issue highlights what’s happening at ODL with updates on Canvas training and technical support, online course and program development, assessment and testing, and more. Click the “subscribe” button to begin receiving your distance news today.


Issue No. 1: July 2017 (PDF version) In this issue: Summer online course evaluations, Canvas training opportunities, one-on-one technical support consultations, and technology tips.

Issue No. 2: August 2017 (PDF version) In this issue: Kaltura Media automatic captioning, state authorization update, Design Tools, Canvas training opportunities, technology tips, and back-to-school reminders for instructors.

Issue No. 3/4: September/October 2017 (PDF version) In this issue: Canvas Week campus-wide training, Canvas migration progress, course migration assistance, Canvas tips for instructors and students, Turnitin, and fiscal talking points.

Issue No. 5/6: November/December 2017 (PDF version) In this issue: 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.

Issue No. 7/8: January/February 2018 (PDF version) In this issue: Online program rankings, state authorization, resources for course accessibility, Canvas training, attendance tool, technology tips, and more.

Issue No. 9/10: March/April 2018 (PDF version) In this issue: Course evaluation process, Canvas user survey, spring finals schedule, Universal Design for Learning Guidelines, Accessibility Checker and New Gradebook tools, and Canvas resources.

Issue No. 11/12: May/June 2018 (PDF version) In this issue: Blackboard retirement, summer training, technology funding awards, course introduction videos, Canvas mailing lists, SpeedGrader, and technology tips.

Issue No. 13/14: July/August 2018 (PDF version) In this issue: Prepping for the fall semester, rapid-drop scanning services, fall Canvas workshops, InstructureCon presentation, Collaborations tool, and technology tips.

Issue No. 15/16: September/October 2018 (PDF version) In this issue: Learning Online @ FSU, scanning services, course evaluation reminders, academic integrity, discussion boards, Kaltura video storage policy, and open textbook workshop.

Issue No. 17/18: November/December 2018 (PDF version) In this issue: Helping out with hurricane recovery, updated proctor request system, online STEM labs, fall finals, Canvas spring training, and Kaltura Personal Capture recording tool.

Issue No. 19/20: January/February 2019 (PDF version) In this issue: New Testing Center leadership, spring course evaluation information, online evaluation response rates, online program rankings, using course dates in Canvas, and Gradebook tips.

Issue No. 21/22: March/April 2019 (PDF version) In this issue: Online retention strategies, online student support course, internships, distance library services, reading and writing online tutoring, career services, and new Kaltura media storage policy.

Issue No. 23/24: May/June 2019 (PDF version) In this issue: Ally pilot update, course content and accessibility, universal design for learning guidelines, Student Disability Resource Center, assistive technology, and color contrast analysis tool.

Issue No. 25/26: July/August 2019 (PDF version) In this issue: Quality course design, Quality Matters rubric, course template, online teaching tips, streaming media course reserves, FSU Emergency Module, and Kaltura video display bug fix.

Issue No. 27/28: September/October 2019 (PDF version) In this issue: Open educational resources, library services for distance learning faculty, Follett Access textbook program, FSU virtual computer lab, and Testing Center exam scheduler tool.

Issue No. 29/30: November/December 2019 (PDF version) In this issue: New student-centered website, Testing Center certification, Quality Matters workshop, Zoom web conferencing, proctored testing fees, and spring Canvas training.

Issue No. 31/32: January/February 2020 (PDF version) In this issue: Online program rankings, virtual teaching and learning conference, Testing Center procedural updates, Kaltura conference takeaways, and course template updates.