Faculty and Staff Resources

Please visit the Upcoming Events page for information about the professional development webinars and events for the Fall semester.
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Technology-enhanced Learning:  Starting this semester, the OOL will start offering services to all faculty members, regardless of delivery format (i.e., face-to-face, hybrid, online). Our technology-enhanced learning services (TEL) have been designed to assist faculty who want to integrate any kind of technology in their instruction to increase engagement, manage their classroom, assess students, or make learning more interactive and collaborative. Book a consultation or email us to identify potential instructional tools and technologies to make your teaching more effective. 

Content Development:  To assist faculty with creating learning objects, infographics, videos, or any other type of interactive learning materials, the OOL has acquired software and equipment for our new studios in West Hall. Book a consultation if you need assistance creating graphics and content for your courses. 

Open Studio:  If you need quick assistance with content creation or suggestions, stop by our studios (audio or video) in West Hall (Room 351), and a member of our team will help you. Open studio hours are Tuesdays (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) and Thursdays (9:00 am -11:00 am). No appointments are required. 

Users’ Communities.  The OOL has started a program for the purchasing of instructional technologies for faculty members. We started this summer with our Camtasia Users’ Community (click here for a list of current members). Besides access to the software, community members are also part of training, professional development, a peer review program, and a showcase related to content production using Camtasia. 

If you are interested in joining our Spring 2022 Camtasia Users’ Community, please complete this form by Friday, October 15th. Accepted participants will be contacted for software installation and other aspects of the program. 

In addition, for Spring 2022, we will start our NearPod Users’ Community. Nearpod is a tool that allows instructors to create interactive lessons/modules with multiple possibilities of formative assessment. If you’d like to know more about Nearpod before applying for the program, join us for a demo on Tuesday, August 24th at 2:00 pm. To register for this demo, click here. We will be providing 25 licenses for faculty members. If you are interested in applying for the Nearpod Users’ Community, please submit this form by Friday, October 15th. 

ePortfolios: The OOL, in partnership with several departments on campus, is pleased to announce the launch of the ePortfolio program at UNCP. The name for this initiative is EPICS (ePortfolio Initiative for Career Success). The main goal of this program is to help students and faculty make correlations between curricular and co-curricular learning and career readiness. The presenter will demonstrate the connections through presentations and training for faculty to integrate ePortfolios in their courses. Join us on Wednesday, August 25th at 11:00 am to learn more about this initiative. Register here

Learn more about re-certification of the COTE by going to this link.
Instructional Consultations

Faculty can request individual consultations (60 minutes) for assistance with taking your face-to-face content into Canvas with the OOL instructional designers. To schedule a consultation with Terry or Kristen, please visit here to schedule your appointment.

Canvas Training for Faculty

There is an existing Canvas Training course (link) for faculty. It is a thorough guide to using this learning management system to teach online courses and all faculty have access to it.

Templates - Faculty can request templates for Canvas that can be imported into their courses. These user-friendly templates provide the course structure for a course, giving faculty the opportunity to just focus on adding content. These templates and instructions to use them can be found in this link. For additional help with templates, faculty can request consultations.

Accessibility - As you convert courses to an online format, remember to take into account accessibility and universal design best practices. Contact the Accessibility Resource Center at arc@uncp.edu for further assistance. In addition, you can check this quick guide they have prepare for faculty.

Website - A page has been created to provide a one-stop shop for faculty who need to quickly get information about course design in Canvas and WebEx. The links in the page contain the information covered in the just-in-time training. Faculty can access this site using this link.

    Faculty Guide - The UNC System Digital Learning Initiative has prepared this resource to provide assistance to faculty who need to move their classes online quickly.  It is designed to support the use of technology that allows faculty to hold classes when circumstances prevent them from physically meeting with students.

    IT Canvas and WebEx Tech Support

    For 24/7 technical support for Canvas, faculty can call 833-665-7260, email support@instructure.com, or start a live chat. For Webex, contact the Help Desk by submitting an incident, emailing doit.helpdesk@uncp.edu or calling 910-521-6260.   Faculty can also visit www.uncp.edu/doit for more information.

    Proctoring Services - For any questions regarding UNCP's Proctoring Services, please follow this link. If you have any other concerns, contact Ginger Sampson at the Office of Regional Initiatives, 910-775-4006, ginger.sampson@uncp.edu.