Learning Support for Faculty
If you are a Nashville State instructor seeking online support for NS Online/D2L courses or need assistance with using lecture capture, video conferencing, accessibility issues, or just want to discuss strategies for delivering online courses, please contact the support team at the Office of Online Learning.
Online Learning Supports All Nashville State Faculty
- We help all faculty utilizing technology for learning and supported tools.
- We provide consultations, training, and professional development opportunities for faculty teaching online, hybrid, virtual, and web-enhanced courses.
- We support the development of multimedia content and meeting accessibility standards and quality standards for online learning.
- 2023 Equitable Master Syllabus (Updated 07/2023)
- Faculty Door Schedule Template
- Faculty Door Schedule Instructions (Updated 08/2022)
*Please maintain accessibility guidelines when adapting these templates.
Important Dates for Faculty
Course Maintainers: Course Master (MC-WEB) updates for the next semester are requested to be complete the Wednesday after grades are due.
Online Faculty Handbook (updated Fall 2022)
D2L Resources for Faculty
The Office of Online Learning is dedicated to providing faculty with training, resources, and support so they can confidently and competently instruct in the online environment. As updates to D2L and other supported tools occur we will continue to update our resources for Nashville State. You are also encouraged to review our accessibility resources and support information.
Watermark End of Term Surveys
Watermark surveys will be administered for each semester offering. Instructors will have 10 days (about 1 and a half weeks) to add custom questions. Students will have 10 days (about 1 and a half weeks) prior to the end of the term to complete the survey.
Watermark/Evaluation Kit Resources
- PDF: Creating and Adding Custom Questions to the Semester Survey
- Video: Creating and Adding Custom Questions to Watermark/EvaluationKIT Survey (9:43)
- Doc: Custom Questions Added by Faculty
LTI Integration Process for D2L
The Office of Online Learning (OOL) has implemented a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) approval process for the addition of all external tool integrations into D2L. The approval process for each tool will include a review of Functionality, Accessibility, Security, Compliance with University policies, Cost, and other factors. Faculty should consult OOL before considering an LTI integration when working with vendors. Be advised the review process could take several weeks. Please verify the request is not supplied by our existing vendors (Edit Course > External Learning Tools).
A Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) is an external piece of software that can be plugged into the learning management system (D2L) to extend its functionality.
- Each LTI has a different license agreement and different access to data from D2L which involves a review process.
- Full-time Faculty or Division Deans will have to submit the request form to OOL.
- Vendors will have to provide information on licensing, accessibility, privacy, security, cost, etc...
- Submission deadlines will be eight weeks prior to the start of the semester to allow
time for approvals.
- Fall Semester Deadline: June 1
- Spring Semester Deadline: November 1
- Summer Semester Deadline: March 1
- Production installation is three times a year - targeted one week prior to the start of the semester (Fall, Spring, start of Summer).
When an LTI Request is submitted, OOL will:
- Review the request and may contact you for additional information, suggestions for alternatives, or issues with the request,
- Approve/deny the request for Procurement processing.
For requests that do not fall into this category, or if you are uncertain, please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.