Join your teaching peers during these faculty development offerings from the Division of Online and Strategic Learning.

Bookmark this page and return periodically to see new and upcoming sessions.

Developing a Course for Summer or Fall 2021?

We offer 1:1 consultation to provide a thorough assessment of course(s) with the Quality Matters+ Ball State Rubric and provide constructive feedback on how to improve the overall design, accessibility, alignment, and ease of navigation from the student perspective.

Send us an email to schedule a 1:1 consultation with our faculty support team. A member from our team will walk you through the Self-Assessment Tool and process for quality course design.

Download a Canvas Template 

Not sure where to begin? Use a Canvas Template created by our team.

Summer 2021 Midterm Feedback Service

We are available to help you collect timely and valuable information from your students that can then be applied to the latter half of summer session. Our team shares an anonymous survey that you place in your Canvas course site. Once student feedback is collected, we provide you with a summary report.

Please complete our registration form to request these services.

  • Summer Session II - surveys close Monday, July 5, 2021
  • Full Summer Session - surveys close Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Summer Book Clubs

Join Online and Strategic Learning in a book club this summer! 

Session Two Book Club: Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization by Verschelden & Pasquerella

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. (June 15, June 22, and June 29)

Two copies of each book will be placed on reserve at Bracken Library.


Summer Conversation Hours

Join Online and Strategic Learning for a series of summer conversation hours! Podcasts will serve as our conversation starters for Conversations about Conversations and we will meet over Zoom.

Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (June 30, July 14, and August 4)


Technology Coaching and Teaching Consultation

Designed to address the unique needs of the individual instructor, consultations begin with a meeting to identify teaching issue/s, provide feedback, and work to find a solution. The consultation may also include class observations.

Contact us at to set up a consultation.

Request an Online Retreat

College or discipline-specific retreats and professional development days. Professionals from the Division of Online and Strategic Learning can facilitate an online retreat to help faculty address discipline-specific issues about student needs. This can be a one-day bootcamp in Canvas with select live-hour sessions.

Contact us at to set up a retreat or professional development day or to learn more about how we can help.

Faculty Testimonials

David Largent

Dave Largent, Associate Lecturer of Computer Science

"I’ve received lots of positive comments from learners the last couple of semesters. While I’d like to take full credit for them, I truly believe I would not have received the kudos were it not for things I’ve done after participating in a variety of DOSL’s professional development opportunities. Completing ACUE’s Certificate in Effective College Instruction (which I had access to through DOSL) had the biggest impact on my teaching. Close in impact was what I learned from DOSL’s Remote Teaching Bootcamp, their Faculty Learning Community on Remote Synchronous Learning, and  their Keeping Students Engaged During A Pandemic: 5 Day Certificate Course. DOSL provided me the opportunity to learn and grow. I just had to put forth the effort to do so—just like the learners in my courses."

Darolyn Jones

Lyn Jones, Assistant Teaching Professor of English

"I find DOSL's regular webinars to be a community building exercise.  I look forward to seeing and meeting with my colleagues to share and swap resources, learn of new methods to build community, engage with my students, and make my course work and Canvas delivery more 'student friendly'."