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Professional Development

To support our faculty's professional development, we have meticulously designed the following sessions. Our team of Instructional designers and online course experts at the Center has crafted these sessions to address a wide range of pedagogical questions. Whether you are a seasoned online instructor or just starting your journey, these sessions are tailored to assist and empower both beginning and veteran faculty members.

Join us in exploring the cutting-edge approaches and strategies that will elevate your online teaching to new heights. We are committed to equipping you with the tools and knowledge to create engaging and impactful online learning experiences.

If there is a topic you wish to see that is not covered, please contact idhelp@online.msstate.edu to request a resource.

Upcoming Professional Development Sessions

August 8 - December 1

Self-Paced Courses

These 1-3 hours professional development courses are hosted asynchronously in Canvas. The course facilitators are available for support and additional training during normal MSU business hours.

Descriptions for each self-paced course can be found in the Professional Development catalogue. To be added to a self-paced course, complete the registration form below. Registration is open throughout the duration of the course.

Courses can be completed concurrently and in any order:

  • Canvas Mastery: A Comprehensive Canvas Course
  • Course Accessibility
  • Introduction to Canvas Studio
  • Crash Course to Gamification
  • Planning for Game-Based Learning
  • L.E.A.R.N.: A Strategy for Active Learning Online
  • Great Expectations: Crafting Effective Learning Outcomes

    Fall 2023 Professional Development and Event Schedule


    Date Time Title Location
    November 2 2pm - 3pm Community of Practice Old Main, 3050
    Open through December 11 Asynchronous Virtual Showcase: Online Course and Tools Canvas