Blended Course Design Institute

February 2018 CT2 Newsletter

Are you teaching or planning to teach a course that incorporates both face-to-face and online instructional components? Join us for the Blended Course Design Institute to (re)design your blended course using research-based principles.

The seminar provides a collegial work environment and guidance on the design of various course components. All accepted applicants will receive a copy of Kathryn E. Linder’s Blended Course Design Workbook. Attendance is limited to 12 participants. The deadline for applications is February 9th. Read more or apply now!


  • February 13, 20, 27; 9:30-12:00 p.m.
  • March 6, 20, April 3, 17; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

*All meetings will take place on the Statesboro campus.

Faculty Development Opportunities

Teaching Toolbox

Please be sure to follow the links to read more and to register for these events.

Folio Training

February 1, 2018; 10:00 a.m. - Folio Integrations: Kaltura A/V

Want to create some mini-lectures for the classroom? Videos can be easily created from existing content or through Kaltura CaptureSpace now. Kaltura recently added the Closed Captioning and Editing features too!

February 8, 2018; 3 p.m. - Folio Integrations: Respondus

Have you already created a Quiz in your Face-to-Face class, but now you want to put it online? Georgia Southern University uses Respondus, a third party software that allows you to take an existing quiz in Word or Text, code it, and bring it into Folio. There's no need to re-key those questions ever again!

You can register for any of our workshops at:

Observations and Mid-Semester Student Feedback

Looking for a way to document your dedication to teaching? Want feedback on your teaching practices? Wish you knew what your students thought about your class before end of semester evals?

Schedule a consultation to discuss what an observation or mid-semester student feedback can do for you!

Armstrong News

Applications Open for Armstrong Campus Faculty Awards

The Armstrong CTL is taking nominations for the Armstrong faculty service awards. Click on the link to learn more about or apply for any of the awards below. Please note that awards are currently open only to faculty serving on the Armstrong Campus.

Armstrong Campus Selects Gignilliat Summer Research Fellows

The Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University recently selected two recipients of the 2018 Arthur M. Gignilliat Summer Research Fellowship.

Dr. Jackie Kim, Childhood and Exceptional Children Education

“Flipping the Classroom Using Instructional Technology in Teacher Education”

Dr. Sarah Zingales, Chemistry and Physics

“Design and Synthesis of Chalcones as Anti-Cancer Therapeutics”

The Arthur M. Gignilliat Summer Research Fellowship was endowed by Savannah Electric and Power Company in 1997 to support faculty in providing "the best educational experience" to students. Savannah Electric’s gift honors the company’s former President, Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr., a distinguished Armstrong alumnus (1953) and son an origianl Armstrong’s faculty member, Arthur Gignilliat, Sr.

Meet the Staff

Keyasha Johnson, Armstrong Campus Instructional Designer

Please join us in welcoming a new member of our staff! Keyasha says,

"I am excited about serving the larger faculty base with their instructional design needs. Previously, I worked with a team to develop a new, online graduate program in the School of Nursing. On this project, I provided technical support for the design, development, and monitoring of technical aspects of the online courses including implementation/evaluation of simulation and TeleHealth learning experiences."

Topics of Interest

  • Emerging multimedia, instructional technologies and accessibility requirements

  • Universal design