VSU Technology Services will be performing maintenance on the University's Network, Thursday, August 6th, 2020, at 6:00 pm EST.  We anticipate a Network outage and service disruption for approximately 3-5 hours during this outage.

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Let’s Teach – Faculty Remote Teaching Support

VSU Office of Distance Education


  • VSU is planning for remote instructional delivery due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. According to guidance provided by the Department of Education regarding the crisis, distance education methods of delivery may be implemented by institutions. At VSU, the use of the Blackboard LMS is preferred due to record-keeping abilities. In conjunction with Blackboard, additional options are the use of email, phone conferencing, web conferences, etc.  It is key to communicate and receive student submissions regularly and assess mastery of course learning outcomes.
  • The Let’s Teach initiative provides training to hybrid and face-to-face delivery faculty to update their courses to implement fully remote instruction.  This webpage provides faculty members with resources to support the university’s effort and just-in-time training resources. 

Past Training:

VSU Help and Support

VSU Office of Distance Education


VSU Faculty Senate Technology Committee contact:
Dr. Colleen Taylor, CmTaylor@vsu.edu
Dr. J Rajendran Pandian, pandian@vsu.edu  

VSU Technology Services Help Desk


VSU Libraries

VSU Library Resources

Publisher Assistance

McGraw-Hill Publishing

Cengage Publishing – Remote Assistance


Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings - Google Drive


Recommended Articles and Resources   

Free Student Engagement Tools

  • Screen-Cast-O-Matic - Record screen share lectures
  • EdPuzzle - Insert questions into videos to check for understanding
  • FlipGrid - Upload videos and track student viewing time. Use your VSU email account to sign up for a free Educator’s account

Blackboard Quick Learn Resources

Blackboard Webinar Resources

Video and Audio Conferencing

Blackboard Collaborate - Host a video lecture, record a lecture, send a lecture link

Zoom Meetings – Host and record a video lecture or class session 

Zoom Video Tutorials

Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classroom



Quality Matters Resources

Quality Matters (QM) has provided an Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist. For each consideration, QM has provided a rationale. VSU is a member of Quality Matters. As a result, consider integrating QM recommendations as you update your course shells.

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