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Faculty Resources & Support

See below for a list of resources and support services for you to use as you design, develop, or teach your online course.

Checklist: Preparing for the Start of Your Online Course

The Preparing for the Start of Your Online Course checklist can be used as you prepare for the start of a new term. It includes links to resources for additional information.

Six Best Practices for Effective Online Teaching

The Six Best Practices for Effective Online Teaching document provides faculty with some research-based best strategies for effective teaching online.

Instructor Support Referral Guide

The Instructor Support Referral Guide includes information on various support services at LSU to assist you and your students with technological, course-related, or student-related issues or concerns.

New LSU Online Course Template

Working towards modernizing the online experience for faculty and students, LSU Online created a new Moodle template for online courses using the Snap theme. This template provides an accessible foundation for your course, while including guidelines and components that are based on best online pedagogical practices. The template is available for both LSU Online courses (7 modules) and Academic Moodle (15 modules). For a look at the template, check out this video.

If you would like to request the template for any of your courses, please complete this online form. A Master Course will be created for you with the template, and you will be notified by email once your course is ready. Please note that it will take some time for you to reorganize your content in the template, so we recommend starting at least one month in advance of the start of the term.

A workshop titled “Working in the New LSU Online Template for Online Courses” is offered to provide interested faculty with a closer look at the template and opportunities for hands-on individualized assistance. To register, please visit

The Faculty Technology Center

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides IT support, consultations, and innovative solutions to faculty and graduate teaching assistants tailored to their individual teaching, research, and operational needs. Services include workshops and webinars, customized workshops by request, one-on-one consultations, virtual assistance, and events.

Contact the FTC for assistance with Moodle or any other technology-related questions or issues.

Phone: 225-578-3375, option 2
Location: 101 Frey Computing Services


GROK is LSU's Online Knowledge Base. Check GROK for documentation on software and technologies provided by LSU IT Services, along with many articles on other aspects of LSU.