Professional Development

Professional Development

The Provost’s Office continues to bring together resources from around the university to support the necessary ongoing professional development of faculty to help with the development of online course curriculum. The following workshops and resources have been created to help faculty better prepare to teach online. Educators will learn online pedagogical principles and develop proficiency with a variety of technologies.


#Iteachmsu Commons

This Student Success playlist was created by members of the Educators Empowering Student Success Group which is working on the Faculty Improving Student Success Strategic Initiative. Each article in this playlist contains a list of resources that promote student success. All links provided are direct links (ONE CLICK) connecting you to contact information or an educator who can respond to your questions and/or help your students.


ASPIRE (ASynchronous Program for Instructional REadiness) Workshop:

ASPIRE is entirely self-paced and will guide you through the processes and issues you'll need to address in order to develop an online version of your course. Since there is no one way to develop an online course or teach online, our goal for you is to help you make informed choices based on your own particular needs and contexts.


The 2021 Blended Teaching Workshop

The Blended Teaching Workshop was created to help you prepare to teach a blended or hybrid course. It is entirely asynchronous and self-paced and is focused on how you can make the most of in-person contact time and an online environment. We will help you focus your blended or hybrid course on the student experience and your learning objectives in order to best help your students reach their goals. Our goal for you is to help you make informed choices based on your context. Self-enrollment for 2021 Blended Teaching Workshop.


Online Workshops from MSU IT

Free Spring 2022 Trainings from MSU IT


January Workshops

February Workshops


Incorporating Technologies: Online Technology Running Start

This #iteach playlist offers a collection of quick start guides to get you going quickly with online and distance teaching, as well as how to get help when you need it.


Introduction to Accessibility

This page gives a brief overview of accessibility basics, including what accessibility is, why it’s important, and where to find help.


MSU Tools and Technologies Course

This D2L course offers overviews of MSU core technology tools, defined as those that introduce no additional costs to faculty or students. This course will be frequently updated, and offers documentation, information, and avenues for getting help.