Learning Tools Guides
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 the collaborative graduate Education programs and eCore® delivered via INGRESS and GoVIEW. In addition to support, the Center for eLearning 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
Hoonuit (formerly 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.
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, Hoonuit, 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.
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, Hoonuit, 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.
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.
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.
Kaltura is a video recording, storage, and distribution tool made available through D2L Brightspace. Users can access it directly through (BlazeVIEW).
Blackboard Collaborate is the web conferencing tool used in both BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW.
Turnitin is a web-based writing assessment toolkit which allows instructors to provide feedback to students through markup tools, rubrics, proofing tools and originality reports to detect plagiarism. Turnitin also provides peer review options.
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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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.