Training & Professional Development for Distance Education

Training and Development Workshops

Distributed Education offers training and professional development options throughout the year to interested faculty. We typically cover a variety of topics, such as:

  • Student engagement strategies
  • Course content design and layout
  • Video creation, management, and captioning

Available training options are posted on the Teaching and Learning Center's Professional Development webpage.

eLearn Essentials Training Course

Every instructor who teaches an online or hybrid course at Vol State is required to successfully complete the eLearn Essentials Training Course by the end of their first teaching semester. This is basic training on the learning management system, created by experienced online faculty, and facilitated by Distributed Education in an online, self-paced format. Contact Distributed Education to register.

TN eCampus Faculty Training

Every Vol State faculty member who teaches or develops our courses via TN eCampus is required to complete specific online training. For instructing, the training is called "iTeach" and for developers, it is the "Course Developer Program (CDP)." These training events require nomination from the Vol State Dean of Academic Support. For more information, visit the TN eCampus Faculty & Staff Resources page and click on "Training."

Other Training Opportunities

Free eLearning webinars (sponsored by D2L, the company behind eLearn) are available on a regular basis about topics such as online and blended learning, competency-based learning, student engagement, and of course, how to use eLearn better!

Support and Assistance

Any faculty member may contact the Distributed Education office to request help with eLearn or for course development assistance.

We can also schedule to meet with individuals, small groups, or classes on other e-learning topics and tools. Contact us to arrange for an appointment or to invite a member of our staff to your classroom for training and assistance.

Distributed Education
(615) 230-3665 
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