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Online Trainings for Faculty and Staff

During Spring 2022, the Office of Online Learning, will offer both synchronous and asynchronous trainings. To view the videos and/or sign up for a training or a Q&A session, please visit our Spring 2022 webpage. As synchronous trainings are added to the schedule, they will be listed on the site so please check this page periodically. All synchronous training announcements will also be sent by email to all SCSU faculty.

Online Programs at Southern

Whether you’re looking to start—or finish—your undergraduate degree or to advance your career with a graduate degree, Southern has the online programs to help you achieve your goal. Your online courses are led by the same caring, world-class faculty members who teach on campus. You’ll have all you need to succeed as an online student at Southern with dedicated academic advisors, IT support, and access to a variety of University services and resources provided to ensure your success. Please visit the Online Programs webpage for more information.

The Open CSCU Blog

The CSCU OER Advisory Council is excited to announce a new communication channel, the Open CSCU Blog, that will provide regular and relevant information on the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) and associated Open Practices such as Open Pedagogy.

Blackboard Learn 9 Content Editor Update

Blackboard has recently implemented a new content editor. The following document highlights some of the changes: New Blackboard Content Editor. Please email at if you have any questions.

Collaborative Learning Tools

The University and the IT department provide access and support for the following video conferencing tools to enhance collaborative learning: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, WebEx, and Microsoft Teams. The Collaborative Learning Tools webpage provides more information about each of the applications.

HyFlex Classrooms

We are happy to announce that starting with the Fall 2020 semester, SCSU will have 20 HyFlex classrooms. These spaces allow the instructor to teach from the classroom with the option for Video Teleconferencing (VTC) that allows students to interact remotely, both synchronously and asynchronously, with the instructor and course materials. Each classroom will have a lecture capture system with a camera with multiple presets. On our HyFlex Classrooms webpage you will find more information about the classrooms as well as the HyFlex course model.

Other Resources

Links to Outside Resources

For more Technology support and trainings also bookmark the IT COVID-19 Faculty & Staff Support website.

IT Student Support

Students looking for technology support should bookmark the IT COVID-19 Student Support website.


The Office of Online Learning Team.