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

Master Templates

*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.

Faculty Start of Semester Timeline

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.

Go to D2L Resources for Faculty

Go to Accessibility Resources

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

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.

When an LTI Request is submitted, OOL will:

  1. Review the request and may contact you for additional information, suggestions for alternatives, or issues with the request,
  2. 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 online.learning@nscc.edu.