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Faculty Spotlight


Dr. J. Ashley Foster 

This month's featured faculty member is Professor Foster.

To view our previous faculty stories visit the Faculty Stories page
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Hands-on Canvas Workshops

Nov. 13 - Nov. 21

Hands-on workshop will be held in the Center for Faculty Excellence.
Getting Started with Canvas
Using Modules, Pages and Transferring Content
Communication and Collaboration
Quizzes, Assignments and Grading in Canvas
Building Organizations in Canvas

To register and view more details on the workshops, visit the Canvas workshops

REMINDER: Deadline to opt in for Canvas in Spring 2019 is Nov. 16, 2018
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Academic Policy Manual: Section 206

Policies and Procedures on Technology-mediated Courses and Programs

Faculty who will be teaching online or blended courses in fall of 2019 must successfully complete the required online training prior to April 1st, 2019

Read the full manual, Policies and Procedures on Technology-mediated Courses and Programs.

Learn more by visiting teaching online
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Teaching Online at Fresno State

According to the APM 206 Policies and Procedures on Technology Mediated Courses and Programs, faculty teaching online beyond 20% of the entire course must successfully complete training and go through the appropriate approval process

Note: Faculty who have not taught online or have limited experience are encouraged to take Q1 while faculty who have more online experience can enroll in Q2

View the accessible Teaching Online handout

Course Definitions

Web-Enhanced Course
20% or less online 

Blended I 
20% - 66% online

Blended II 
67% - 99% online

Online Course
100% online

Approval Process

Existing course up to 20% online
Department Curriculum Approval Process

Greater than 20% online
School/College Curriculum
Committee Approval Process & QLT
Review by CFE

Greater than 66% online
University Approval School/College
Curriculum Committee Approval
Process & QLT Review by CFE
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Beyond 20% of online course activity requires 15-20 hours of online training recognized by CFE 

CSU Quality Assurance Program
Q1 Intro. to Teaching Online using QLT
Q2 Reviewing Courses using QLT

Verification of training at another institution
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Open Access Week 


Open Access Week is an annual scholarly communication event focusing on open access and related topics. It took place from October 22nd - 26th, 2018 in a multitude of locations. 

Learn more about the resources from Open Access Week 2018
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Leadership Lunch and Learn

Becoming A Person of Influence

Sign in to enroll for the luncheon. 
Wednesday, November 7, noon - 1 pm
Location: HML 2134

Join Michael Thomas, interim Associate Dean for the Jordan College of Agriculture and Technology, for an engaging and interactive session exploring how to become a person of influence.

Pizza and salad will be served.
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Make it with Creative Cloud

Available NOW for only $35

Adobe Creative Cloud includes:
Acrobat Pro

Premiere Pro 
and more! 

Download now at Adobe Creative Cloud
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Adobe Workshops

Enroll today!

Did you sign up for the Adobe Creative Cloud deal?
Need to learn Lightroom or Photoshop?
Learn more by visiting Adobe Workshops.

Monday, November 5, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 6, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 13, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Register for the Adobe Workshops

Contact Terry Garvin ( with questions.

Inclusive Learning

Accessibility for all!

Fresno State is using an accessibility tool called Ally. This is a tool that is integrated into the online learning management system. Ally has been activated in all summer 2018 classes and will be active on all Fall classes. You should see the Ally indicators on most of your content in the class. Here is a demo video of what ALLY looks like from the faculty view.  Please remember that only you see your accessibility score and not your students.  It may also be helpful for you to see how your students will be downloading alternate formats of the content which can be viewed on the ALLY for students video.

For more information on how to make your content more accessible you can review the Ally Quick Start Guide. Also the Center for Faculty Excellence has additional information on Accessibility for teaching and learning.

Learn additional tips to ensure files are accessible from the start.  
Let us help! Visit Center for Faculty Excellence.
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Deadline: November 16, 2018 

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