eLearning Team

Faculty and Staff

The Center for eLearning provides support, training, and instructional design services for faculty teaching in online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced courses using BlazeVIEW or GoVIEW.  The Center provides administrative support and assistance to faculty in USG collaborative initiatives including: eCore®, eMajor, and the collaborative graduate Education programs delivered via INGRESS and GoVIEW.  In addition to support, Center staff provide professional development opportunities for faculty and administrators, facilitate web- and video-conferencing for academic and administrative purposes, and offer instructional design consultation and reviews of online and hybrid courses based on Quality Matters national standards for distance learning.

Popular faculty applications are listed below.  For additional information on each application and to access the login page, select the application name.

Application & Tools

Collaborative Program Resources

Professional Development

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning offers educational institutions access to a complete training library of over 50,000 short, show-and-tell video training tutorials on over 205 of the most common applications.

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BlazeVIEW D2L

MyVSU currently houses a number of portals, including those for faculty, students and events. Faculty can sign on once and immediately be connected to these tier services as well as resources they access regularly such as BlazeVIEW D2L, GoVIEW, Banner Registration System, Student Online Account Center, Atomic Learning, Qualtrics, Password Reset Tool and VSU email. MyVSU will also include static ads, event ads, general academic announcements, campus alerts and critical academic notes as needed. 

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MyVSU

MyVSU currently houses a number of portals, including those for faculty, students and events. Students can sign on once and immediately be connected to these tier services as well as resources they access regularly such as BlazeVIEW D2L, GoVIEW, Banner Registration System, Student Online Account Center, Atomic Learning, Qualtrics, Password Reset Tool and VSU email. MyVSU will also include static ads, event ads, general academic announcements, campus alerts and critical academic notes as needed. 

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GoVIEW

GoVIEW is the University System of Georgia collaborative online course system, and is a complement to BlazeVIEW D2L, the online course system at Valdosta State University. Since GoVIEW is operated as a collaborative, you may be enrolled in course sections along with students from other institutions in the University System of Georgia. As an online student at VSU, you may be taking some online courses that are hosted on GoVIEW, and others that are hosted on BlazeVIEW depending on your online degree major and your level of progress in the program.

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Qualtrics

Qualtrics is VSU’s new survey tool available to administrators, faculty, staff and students. Qualtrics is a powerful product which facilitates survey creation, distribution, and data monitoring/collection.

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Respondus

Valdosta State University has obtained a campus-wide license for the Respondus 4.0 Respondus is a powerful tool that instructors can use to create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to your BlazeVIEW course. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one eLearning system to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.

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eCore®

eCore® is short for electronic core-curriculum and allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their collegiate careers in an online environment.  eCore® courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam. eCore® courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the USG.

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eMajor

eMajor provides undergraduate online degrees through traditional, public institutions in the University System of Georgia. Our innovative approach allows students to earn credits for prior learning and reduce the time to graduation.

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WebMBA

eCore is short for electronic core-curriculum and allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their collegiate careers in an online environment.  eCore courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam. eCore courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the USG.

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Collaborative Program Calendar

Calendar highlights featured events and activities.

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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM)™ is a course review process that is currently being established at Valdosta State University. It allows for the continuous improvement of online and hybrid courses. It was developed by a MarylandOnline grant project with the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and has been adopted by hundreds of higher education institutions across forty-two states, Canada, Bermuda and Australia. Courses that have been taught for at least one semesters are eligible for QM review. The goals of the program are to increase student retention, learning and satisfaction in online courses by implementing better course design.

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Sloan Consortium

The College of Education purchased an institution-wide membership to the Sloan-Consortium (Sloan-C).  Sloan-C offers outstanding resources, networking opportunities, conferences, and additional development opportunities for its members.  As a Sloan-C member, VSU faculty and staff can now take advantage of many of these resources for free or at a reduced cost.

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VSU Excels - coming soon

VSU Excels is a professional learning series open to VSU faculty and staff.  VSU Excels will feature a variety of learning opportunities on a wide array of topics related to higher education and online and technology-enhanced learning and instruction.  Faculty will also have opportunities to learn about new tool that may enhance their students’ learning experience and engagement.

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