Online Professional Development Opportunities

The Teaching and Learning Center at FSW is proud to offer several online opportunities for faculty professional development. Please review the information below and choose the best option for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at .

Self-Paced Online Courses

These courses are monitored by the TLC but there is no set start or end date. You may begin the course at any time and take as much time as you need to finish the course.

Assessment Workshop

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This workshop will help to answer why and how we assess students and programs at Florida SouthWestern State College. We will begin at the macro level by looking at state and federal requirements, then focus at the program level, and then focus at the course level.

Rubrics 101: Understanding, Designing, and Implementing Rubrics

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This course provides a basic introduction to rubrics. Various types of rubrics and six steps for creating a quality rubric are introduced. Faculty will develop a rubric for an assignment and consider how a rubric can be used to enhance teaching and improve the consistency and efficiency of grading. The course will also include opportunities for faculty to reflect on how rubrics can help them to better communicate and share performance expectations with students. Instructions for building rubrics in Canvas will also be provided.

Introduction to Canvas for Ground Instructors and Staff (CNVS 100)

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This course consists of resources (videos and links) about the important Canvas features you might choose to utilize in a ground or web-enhanced course at Florida SouthWestern State College.

Online Video Seminars

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Faculty, staff, and administration can access over 100 on-demand video seminars directly in Canvas through an institutional subscription to Magna Commons. Videos are available to watch at your convenience about topics related to the following areas:

  • Academic Administration
  • Distance Education Administration
  • Teaching Face-to-Face
  • Teaching Blended or Flipped
  • Teaching Online

Online Instructor Certification

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The online instructor certification process includes three online courses. Two are self-paced and one is paced. You must register in advance for these courses. If you are not yet certified to teach for FSW Online, please contact , Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning Center to be enrolled in an upcoming cohort.