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Hello Fresno State Faculty,

During this time of disruption, we have encountered so many of you willing to share your stories of adaptation, perseverance, and compassion. Please know that our Center for Faculty Excellence team is here to support you and we have a multitude of resources listed in this newsletter that you can leverage. The most current information for “just in time” support can be found on our webpage, including our virtual hours each week for teaching and technical support. Your commitment to our students is inspiring and greatly appreciated.


Bryan D. Berrett
Professor of Deaf Studies
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

Rudy J. Sanchez
Professor of Management
Interim Associate Vice President for Academic and Institutional Effectiveness

CFE Updates

The Center for Faculty Excellence team is providing remote support and training during this time. Please FILL OUT THIS BRIEF FORM or call us at 278-6892 Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and we will set up an appointment with you.

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If it's a quick question (no longer than 5 - 10 minutes)  JUMP INTO A ZOOM ROOM and talk to an Instructional Designer (ID) or speak to a ATRC Student Assistant.

ID ZOOM ROOM LINK (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)


ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER (ATRC) Support Room (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday)

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Faculty Videos by Faculty for Faculty (Fresno State Access only). (Fresno State Access only). These brief videos provide our faculty access to tutorials on topics that range from technology tools, teaching methodology, and assessment within the context of virtual teaching.

Teaching Remotely

The CSU has put out guidelines for teaching remotely in collaboration with the Faculty Department Council. 
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Zoom Help

Zoom is Fresno State’s video and web conferencing tool and is available to all students, faculty, and staff. Any Fresno State user can create and schedule a video or audio meeting allowing Zoom to be used for any type of online meeting. 

For additional help: 

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Canvas Work Orders & Additional Help


For Canvas work orders, please email You are also welcome to fill out the Academic Technology Resource Center work order form.


Canvas has many guides and videos to help you:

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DISCOVERe & Online Instruction
Friday Happy Hour (Q&A Mentor and Sessions) 

By Dr. Fernando Parra

Our conversion to online instruction has been incredible. So many of us have jumped into unchartered territory. Even the most experienced faculty find themselves with simple bloopers** that introduce a bit of levity to the current situation. Yet, our students remain incredibly resilient and eager to continue their learning, and this is truly inspiring! So how do we keep our sanity? These are a few personal tips that have helped me during this time.
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Open Educational Resources


Integrating Student Created Content into OER Courses
This workshop will highlight practical guidelines for incorporating student-created content into existing and future OER course offerings.

April 17, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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Adobe Creative Cloud

Students not currently enrolled in AdobeCC, Technology Services will temporarily enroll them until the end of the current Spring semester.
Interested faculty members have to log in to TeamDynamix and submit an Adobe Creative Cloud Request. 

For help and assistance, don't hesitate to call the service desk at 8-5000.
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Faculty Toolbox

Self-enroll in the Faculty Toolbox to receive updated information and resources:
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Free Resources & Technology Tools 

Students may be able to get free online access to your textbooks. 
Explore the possibility!
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Welcome to ACUE Online Teaching Tool Kit.


ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit 

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Are You Seeing RED?

CFE can help…

* Turn your red indicators to Green 
* Make your content more accessible
* Meet APM 237 guidelines

Let us help at CFE.

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Teaching Online at Fresno State

APM 206 Policies and Procedures on Technology Mediated Courses and Programs was approved in Spring 2018. The policy states that faculty who will be teaching online or blended courses (beyond 20% of the entire course) must successfully complete the required online training. 
Fresno State has adopted the CSU Quality Learning and Teaching Instrument (QLT) for quality assurance of online and blended courses. Summer courses open for registration March 2nd!

For more information on the courses and to register visit the QA training page

End of Semester Student Symposium


Planning is still underway for the end-of-semester student symposium, which is scheduled for Thursday May 7th through an online format using Zoom. There is still room for student participants, and faculty can still sign their students up to present. The goal of the event is to give students a culminating and socially engaging end-of-semester experience that allows them to share the extraordinary learning they were still able to achieve. For more information about the event, email

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 CSU Student Success Network

We are excited about this conference because it will be the first CSU wide conference on student success. Our theme this year is "Building a Student-Ready Campus: Shared Opportunities for Equity and Transformation." We are seeking proposals for hands-on, interactive, dynamic presentations that aim to equip attendees with actionable information, practical skills, and tangible applications for their home institutions. I am excited that President Castro is a big supporter of EdInsights and this conference.

For more information, click here.


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Deadline: April 22, 2020

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