From the Director’s Desk

February 20, 2023

Clemson Online update from Director Matthew Briggs

Fall 2022 Review and Spring Opportunities

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As we progress through February, all of us at Clemson Online hope that your Spring semester is off to a great start! We are busy working on many exciting initiatives that continue to support the growth of quality online offerings here at Clemson, as well as strengthening learning technology use in all classroom modalities.

Clemson Online’s mission is to provide expertise and personalized faculty support to create and sustain unique learning opportunities and environments. We do this through a variety of support channels, helping faculty with everything from online course and program development to best practices with Clemson supported learning technologies. Our talented staff help all faculty facilitate their courses utilizing such technologies as Canvas, Kaltura, and Zoom. We also help online faculty and programs through every step of course development, assisting in the creation of quality, student-centered learning experiences.

The Fall semester saw our staff support over 560 unique faculty members through well over 1,700 interactions, both significant increases from Fall of 2021. We offered 23 Faculty Development sessions on a variety of expanded topics this Fall, including the launch of Kaltura across campus. Our partnerships helped facilitate growing numbers in both Cooperative Extension and professional development course offerings, with support that included everything from instructional design to video production services. Fall of 2022 alone saw us support over 140 instructional video and media productions!

If you have not had a chance yet, please check out our Events Page to learn about our upcoming learning opportunities. Even if you miss a live event, you can find archived learning opportunities. Also, if you are faculty already running an online course or getting ready to begin teaching online here at Clemson, take a look at our expanded Quality Matters offerings. These offerings will help you in the creation of Clemson-quality online experiences. As always, we are here to help.

Go Tigers!

-Matthew Briggs, Director of Clemson Online


Upcoming Events

Quick Hit – Academic Integrity

Thursday, February 23

Join us to learn how you can effectively encourage academic integrity in your courses with Canvas and Lockdown Browser. You will learn which settings in Canvas provide more security and what other academic integrity learning technologies Clemson Online supports.

  • Facilitated by Gray Jackson, Learning Technology Specialist
  • Time: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual

Register here for Quick Hits: Academic Integrity on February 23rd.

Expanded Quality Matters Offerings

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 start March 6 and 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 Expanded Quality Matters Offerings 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.

Clemson Online Spring 2023 Events Calendar

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Review our Spring 2023 Events Calendar to see what Online Instruction Development opportunities await!

We have a robust Spring semester lineup of topics and live training formats to support your use of Canvas and other e-learning tools. Topics cover demonstrations of using Kaltura, presentations on inclusive practices for online education, and workshops to get your Canvas site ready to teach!

All of our live training is recorded. Registrants will automatically receive a link to that day’s video after it has been processed.

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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