This page provides a list of faculty professional development opportunities available at LSU. These opportunities include face-to-face workshops, webinars, online facilitator-led courses, and various events that are hosted throughout the year.
In this webinar, you will learn strategies for aligning your course—from writing measurable and observable course outcomes and learning objectives to formulating relevant assessments. This webinar is recommended for all faculty interested in designing cohesive learning experiences. For more information to register, visit training.lsu.edu.
This hands-on workshop will provide interested faculty with a closer look at the Moodle template and instructions on editing the template in Moodle. For more information to register, visit training.lsu.edu.
The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to provide faculty with an introduction to teaching an online course, with a focus on courses that use the new LSU Online template. The workshop will begin with a discussion around the differences between face-to-face and online teaching and learning. Then, facilitators will provide a general overview of Moodle, including instructional best practices for online courses. Throughout the workshop, participants will have opportunities to practice editing and performing instructional activities in Moodle (e.g., providing feedback, grading, and communicating with students). For more information and to register, visit training.lsu.edu.
The LSU Online team offers a faculty professional development course titled Designing and Teaching Accessible Courses. This course introduces the core concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the laws and standards of accessibility in higher education. This course aims to equip faculty with the basic guidelines and tools for making course content accessible and universal. At the end of this course, participants will create an action plan that details how they plan to implement UDL principles and accessibility guidelines in a course.
This course requires approximately 8-12 hours of work and is offered in two formats: a fully online format and a blended format, which is a mixture of online and face-to-face instruction. The total length of time provided to complete the course is one month. A certificate will be provided to those who complete all activities within the Moodle course. For more information to register, visit training.lsu.edu.
Offered by the LSU Online team, the Special Focus Program is an intensive 12-week program designed to guide faculty through the development or re-development of an online course that is fully aligned, meets accessibility standards, and ensures a consistent and positive learning experience for students. For an overview of the program, view the Special Focus Program Overview video below.
For more information to register, visit training.lsu.edu.