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The Center for Instructional Support offers instructional design support and technology training to SOU instructors creating and teaching online courses as well as those using technology to enhance their face-to-face courses. Instructional design support includes outlining the course development process, providing recommendations for engaging online learners, assisting in the creation of study guides and other course materials, producing multimedia, and researching online resources. Training is available not only for Moodle, but also for a wide range of teaching technologies. Instructors are encouraged to utilize the skills and expertise of the Center's staff. You'll find us in Room 321 of Hannon Library.

For more information about support and resources available through the Center for Instructional Support, select any of the links below. 

CIS Booklist — A list of books available for checkout from the CIS.

Distance Education Handbook for SOU Faculty — Policies, procedures and recommendations for teaching online courses.

Sloan Consortium Online Workshops — Outstanding free workshops. Contact Cora Yockers to register. 

Conferences and Networking Opportunities

Instructional Design Tools — Useful tools for creating multimedia learning objects.

Moodle Resource and Support Site — A growing repository of how-to guides for faculty and students.

Online Course Design and Delivery — Links to web resources to assist with teaching online. 

Online Multimedia Collections — Diverse videos to enhance teaching and learning. 

ProctorU Online Proctoring Service — Information about proctoring exams.

Turnitin at SOU — Plagiarism detection tool for promoting academic integrity available to all SOU faculty.