Faculty Resources

As a university who prides itself on offering students an interactive, quality online learning experience, SC State University offers a variety of resources to support the process of teaching and learning. The resources provided range from academic technologies to services that can assist faculty who are building an online course.

Faculty Resources

ilos Video is an online video creation and hosting service. Faculty can easily create and share high quality video files for online and hybrid courses. The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Extended Studies offers a limited number of ilos Video accounts for faculty. To request an account, send an email to ctles@scsu.edu, and include your name, title, academic department and contact information.
This video reviews the different categories of distance education and hybrid courses at SC State University. It is designed for Department Chairs and administrative staff who assist with course scheduling. Viewers are presented with various examples of distance education and hybrid courses and how the definitions are applied to each course. Proper scheduling of distance education and hybrid courses in Banner is illustrated. To access the video, click here.
A standard Blackboard course template is available for all online and hybrid courses. The template features an easy navigational structure and includes built-in links to on campus learner support resources. Faculty who have successfully completed the Online Teaching Certificate program may submit a request to have a copy of the template made available in the Blackboard Learn test environment to build/design an online or hybrid course by sending an email to ctles@scsu.edu. Include your name, title, academic department, contact information, course title and course ID (e.g. E 150, English Composition I).
SC State University is excited to announce the release of our new Blackboard Support Services Webpage! This webpage offers users access to a collection of knowledge based articles that answer questions regarding Blackboard and other technical issues.

Blackboard Support Services can be reached 24 hours per day by phone, via live chat or by e-mail by clicking on the Create Case feature.

Want to take a look around? Be sure to view the quick video tutorial (attached). We’re confident you’ll find the information you’re looking for very easily!

Adobe Creative Cloud is a software that allows users to access a collection of Adobe desktop applications for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services.

CTLES provides additional assistance for faculty that need help using Adobe Creative Cloud software. Please fill out the Adobe CC Assistance Form to request a consultation or assistance using Adobe desktop apps.

Interested in using imagery or videography to bring your content to life? Visual enhancement of course content has become an essential pedagogical element as society continues to become more digitized. CTLES offers Digital Media Services for faculty in the following areas:
  • Graphic Design - using computer software to create visual content.
  • Photography – application of images to compliment content.
  • Videography – the process of making videos to present content.
  • Typography – the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.
  • Infographics - graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.

If you would like to request any of the services listed above, please fill out the Digital Media Services Request Form.

Instructional design consultations are available to faculty developing online and hybrid courses.

To request a consultation, complete the Instructional Design Consultation form.

Download a copy of a Sample Syllabus for distance education courses. The syllabus can be customized to use with a specific course.
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Click here to download instructions for uploading a course syllabus to Blackboard.
Click here to download the Polycom Two-Way Conferencing System reference guide.
Academic technology services are available to faculty developing online and hybrid courses. To request services, complete the Academic Technology Services form.