Follow Up Friday

March 10, 2023

Consider adding quick links in your Canvas course to support services offered to Clemson students.

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Learner Support Resources

Educational growth is multidimensional as learners not only need access to the educational materials, they need to have the resources to help them succeed academically, remain physically and mentally well, and have the support for applying their education to their chosen fields.

Below is a list of resources to include in your Canvas course site. In addition to placing these in the syllabus, create a page with brief descriptions of these resources and a link to the web pages where they can get the help they need. Slot this page into a Start Here module in your Canvas site so learners can quickly find the help they need.

The Faculty Resource Center page, resources to share with your students, is a fantastic place to check out after reviewing the types of resources you should consider having for your learners.

Screenshot of Library student resources.

Academic Success

  • Library Resources – In your Canvas site, be sure to have the Library Resources tab visible on the course navigation site. Your students will be able to access a chat box with a librarian, look up resources such as texts, style guides, and much more!
  • Accommodations – Student Accessibility Services operates under the Academic Success Center.
  • Tutoring – The Academic Success Center offers free tutoring for nearly 100 courses. Be sure to link to the Academic Success Center tutoring services and highlight that tutoring is a free service.
  • Testing – The University Testing and Education Center provides all testing needs for learners who require accommodations.

Student Life

  • Registrar – linking the Registrar student services can help learners quickly find the support they need regarding withdrawals, VA education benefits, and more!
  • Physical health, mental health, and wellbeing – Student Health Services supports learners by providing a holistic approach to health. Here learners can access the health services they require.
  • Career counseling – The Center for Career and Professional Development provides learners with services that cover resume building, finding internships, and more.
  • Veteran services – Clemson’s Military & Veteran Engagement offers support of accessing VA education benefits, the veteran student center which provides free resources, and much more.


  • Technology support – CCIT is the one-stop shop for all technical assistance. Be sure to list out services and support learners can receive from CCIT.
  • Third-party technology – For any software or program that you use in your course, and it is not supported by CCIT, you should include links to technical support, privacy statement, and accessibility statement.

ICYMI – Common Copyright Issues in Online Teaching

Last week Sharyn Emery, PhD, Digital Learning Manager, facilitated a session on copyright. Learners benefit from instructors modeling academic integrity principles such as including citations and source credits. However, many instructors are not familiar with copyright and “fair use” guidelines as they apply to online courses. Check out the recorded session to learn about common copyright violations in online teaching and how to avoid these issues by modeling appropriate copyright practices throughout your Canvas courses.

Quality Matters Coordinator Position Open

Did you know Clemson Online is hiring? We are looking for a Quality Matters Coordinator (QMC) to support the growing number of QM course reviews happening at Clemson! The QMC is responsible for entering and tracking course reviews, coordinating the course review process, and collaborating with the team to improve and expand the QM program at Clemson. We are seeking organized, flexible applicants who are interested in online teaching and learning. Please share widely, and tell any interested persons to apply by March 16 at the link below:

Job Posting (external candidates; log in at HR for internal candidates)

Upcoming Events

Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate

Clemson Online is proud to announce new opportunities for instructors to gain experience in online course creation, teaching with Canvas, and the Quality Matters course review process. They include:

  • Online Course Bootcamp
  • Improving Your Online Course (IYOC)
  • QM Essentials Review
  • COFFEE: House Blend

Please see the full descriptions and registration links at our Quality Matters for Summer Accelerate website.

For applicable participants, these trainings can be listed on annual reviews in the Faculty Success system. Check with your department for specific details. If you have any questions about these training opportunities or any aspect of Quality Matters at Clemson, please email Lori Kinley.

Active Learning in Canvas for Everyone

Wednesday, March 15

In Canvas, the options for integrating active learning are expansive. It can be daunting to choose activities and assessments that work well for the diverse backgrounds your learners represent. In this presentation, you will learn inclusive principles to help with this task and learn why inclusivity in learning activities is paramount for student success.

  • Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist
  • Time: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
  • Location: Virtual

Register here for Active Learning in Canvas for Everyone on March 15th

Clemson Online Spring 2023 Events Calendar

Review Clemson Online’s Calendar of Events page for the instructional development events we will offer in Spring 2023.

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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