FSU Office of Distance Learning

The Office of Distance Learning offers support to students pursuing online education and faculty designing online courses, plus LMS help for all.

The Office of Distance Learning (ODL) manages canvas.fsu.edu, FSU's online learning environment, and provides support to students in pursuit of online learning. ODL supports FSU instructors in the development of online courses and provides guidance to administrators in development and management.

Operating as usual

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Join us in the agave fields of Mexico! ODL partnered with the College of Hospitality to shoot video for a course on tequila and agave spirits for the college’s RNDC Certificate in Beverage Management.

Read more in the May/June newsletter: http://ow.ly/92hl50JtnYj

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Feedback helps your students to learn and improve.

Canvas offers a few different ways to provide this valuable information: http://ow.ly/P4pj50JmfCj


Want to learn about New Quizzes? We offer training opportunities this summer.

Check out our schedule and register: http://ow.ly/P5Gt50JmfpU

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ISTE is live for 2022! Join your colleagues for learning and inspiration at this ed tech conference, scheduled for June 26-29 in New Orleans. Virtual options are available.

Learn more and register: https://conference.iste.org/2022/

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Remembering and honoring those who’ve given their lives for our freedoms

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Now’s a great time to learn about New Quizzes. This summer, our tech support specialists will provide webinar training on how to prepare for the move to New Quizzes.

Check out all the sessions here: http://ow.ly/iYXL50J9XmY

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Global Awareness Day is May 19. As we focus on inclusive education, read about how you can ensure your courses are accessible to all students.


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Students: Sign up for a class but don't see it on your Canvas dashboard?

Check out these steps to help you locate your course: http://ow.ly/9FaF50J5AQ4

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Welcome, students, and good luck with classes!

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Want to make reading active and collaborative for your students? Learn how in this webinar on Hypothesis, a social annotation tool. Dates are 5/5 and 5/19.

Register here: https://web.hypothes.is/events/list/


Congratulations on your achievement, graduates!

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Good luck, students!

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Need tech support during finals? Turn to our team of experts. We’re here to help with extended hours:
4/25 - 4/29: 8am-7pm
4/30: 10am-2pm
5/1: 12pm-4pm
Reach us at 850-644-8004 or [email protected]. Or, submit a ticket here: support.canvas.fsu.edu/new.


You can’t hit “ignore” anymore! Tomorrow’s the last day to let your voice be heard and fill out your Spring 2022 course evaluations.

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Instructors, as you prep for summer and fall classes, view our video tutorial series on producing effective media for your courses.

Learn tricks of the cinematic trade here: http://ow.ly/vb9v50IyKc5

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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021-2022 university award for Excellence in Online Teaching: Lisa B. Johnson, Charla Perdue, Svetoslava Slaveva-Griffin, and Karen Works.

Thank you for serving our distance learning students!

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Instructors! Just a reminder that the Testing Center offers scanning services during finals, April 25-29 (M-F, 8am-5pm). Drop your scan job at the front desk of UCC-2200. Designated 15-minute parking is available in front of the courtyard.

Scanning info: http://ow.ly/bqTa50IyJZl



"I’m concerned about my anonymity." "My teacher was great so I don’t have any feedback." Students have many reasons for not completing course evaluations. View this video and find out why feedback matters. And remember: Course evaluations open today! https://odl.fsu.edu/feedback-matters


From scanning services to PDF accessibility, we've got something for everyone in the latest issue of the ODL newsletter, Distance Up Close.

Read more about it and subscribe here: https://odl.fsu.edu/about-odl/news

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Help students focus their learning by creating course and module objectives. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to organize your online course using objectives that align with class materials, activities & assessments.

Register: http://ow.ly/Ua8J50IzS3R

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From using a course template to engaging learners to designing effective quizzes, this webinar covers the big picture of quality online teaching.

Register for the 4/7 session at 2pm: http://ow.ly/zbRl50IyJsv


It’s that time of the semester again! Course evaluations are the simplest way for students to make their voice heard, but some may hesitate to complete them. This Friday we’ll be releasing a video with talking points on addressing some common concerns.

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No fooling! The last New Quizzes webinar for spring is April 6, so sign up now for the latest on the transition from Classic Quizzes. (Don’t worry – we’ll have more offerings over the summer.)


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Learn how to make your course design-friendly and easy to navigate. In this 3/31 webinar, you’ll work with DesignPLUS templates in Canvas and get hands-on experience with working in a course “sandbox.”

Register here: http://ow.ly/xWs350IrkVZ


Want to use cool tools to create engaging media for your online course? Connect with our media team! You can use a 360 camera for on-location shooting or a document camera for STEM classes and labs. Read all about it:
360: http://ow.ly/u6UJ50In9lU

Document: http://ow.ly/kyOL50In9lW


Happy first day of spring!

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Instructors, you’re in luck! In addition to webinars, we’ve got resources to help you with New Quizzes and updates on the transition timeline.


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Happy spring break! Instructors, while students are away, now’s a good time to get acquainted with New Quizzes by joining a webinar. You’ve got 2 more chances this month – 3/16 or 3/23 – so sign up now.


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Don’t forget to spring forward!

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Discover how to make reading more active and social for your students with the Hypothesis annotation tool.

Register now for a webinar on 3/10 or 3/24 (PDT). https://web.hypothes.is/events/


Want to learn more about New Quizzes? This webinar covers innovative features like new question types, shuffling of assessment questions, robust auto-grading options, and more.



Students, do you want to access your course syllabus outside of Canvas?

Learn how to save your syllabus as a PDF file that you can print out or store on your computer or mobile device for easy reference. http://ow.ly/TA1E50I0Fc4


Students! Need support writing the first words of your next paper? Whether you’re on campus or online, the Reading-Writing Center can help you express your ideas and learn writing strategies.

Schedule a consultation: http://ow.ly/RiCA50I0Fa7

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