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ODEL Offers New Courses for Instructors Seeking Online Teaching Certification

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning is pleased to announce the launch of two new courses designed to provide Texas State University instructors with additional opportunities to obtain their Online Teaching Certification. 

  1. The first course is an asynchronous, self-paced course consisting of several modules through Canvas, the institution's new learning management system (LMS). Faculty can enroll in the course through August 31. 
  2. The second course is a hybrid course in Canvas consisting of both asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities. Topics covered in the synchronous session, held via Zoom, are meant to complement the modules completed in Canvas prior to the synchronous meeting. Synchronous sessions, along with Canvas course enrollment, will occur in June and August.

More information about both courses can be found on ODEL's Online Teaching Certification page, including information on how to signup for either course. 


Correspondence: TRACS Course Suspensions and Canvas Course Openings

Because of Texas State's transition from TRACS to Canvas as our learning management system for self-paced correspondence courses, enrollments for correspondence courses in TRACS were temporarily suspended, as courses have been in the process of transition from TRACS to Canvas.

Courses are re-opening in Canvas. Check the Correspondence Course Listings page, to see if a course is suspended or if the course has re-opened in Canvas.

All correspondence courses are expected to reopen, with enrollment in Canvas, by late Summer or early Fall 2020.


Texas State Faculty: Get Ready to My-GREAT your course!

Now that the new LMS has been identified, the ODEL faculty development team is busy designing a suite of resources, workshops, and webinars that will prepare you to turn your blank Canvas into a work of teaching and learning art. Learn more about these exciting new opportunities on the ODEL website!


New Distance Learning Course Offerings

Every semester brings new course offerings and experiences. Keep up to date with additions and changes by visiting Correspondence Offerings, Continuing Education, Extension Offerings, and Study in America.


Faculty Rising Stars

Our faculty recognition pages feature faculty who are rising stars in distance education at Texas State.

Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

Faculty Accomplishments


Out-of-State Distance Education Students

A regulation from the U.S. Department of Education affects Texas State's ability to accept enrollments from students residing outside of Texas exclusively for online and correspondence self-paced courses.

For more information on state authorization and for a list of states in which Texas State is in compliance with state authorization rules, visit the State Authorization page.


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