News, Events, and Articles

September 2021

Using Canvas Gradebook - September 14, 1- 2pm, via zoom, facilitated by Raelynne Hale. Learn how to set up, organize, and use the Gradebook, from weighted grades and assignment categories to messaging students who are struggling. This webinar offers an in-depth overview of how to use the Canvas Gradebook and will demonstrate the skills and tools necessary for you to get your Canvas Gradebook up and running.

Creating Complex Exams on Canvas (Using Question Banks and Randomization) Tuesday, September 21, 1pm-2pm, or Tuesday, September 28, 1pm-2pm Facilitated by Raelynne Hale. Learn how to create complex exams on Canvas using question banks and randomization. This webinar will focus on both Classic Quizzes and New Quizzes on Canvas.


Bringing Theories to Practice: Universal Design Principles and the Use of Social Annotation to Support Neurodivergent Students by Christian Aguiar, Fatma Elshobokshy, and Amanda Huron

April 2021

Canvas Resource Center at canvashelp.fullerton.eduOpens in new window is a website created by The Department of Online Education and Training, to house a collection of how-to articles and videos designed to assist faculty in the use of Canvas, and other instructional technologies.

March 2021

Hyflex Learning with David Rhoads

November 2020

The fifth month of Fusion 2020 by DL2 

August 2020

Why People Fall for Missinformation by TedEd

June 2020

3 Keys to Building Effective Online Training by The Rapid E-Learning

May 2020

California State U is staying online for fall. Will the rest of higher ed follow? by Jeremy Bauer-Wolf

April 2020

March 2020

Resources for Online Teaching by Associaton of College and University Educators

January 2020

Using Interviews to Assess and Mentor Studens by Barbara Morgan Gardner, PhD, and Kenneth L. Alford, PhD.

December 2019

31 Can’t-Miss Education Conferences in 2020 by Getting Smart

November 2019

Create a Course Outline in Just 3 Easy Steps by Laura Lynch

October 2019

5 Principles of Good Instructional Design You Shouldn’t Miss by CommLab India

September 2019

Teaching with Analogies: Socks Before Shoes—Order Matters by Josephine Johansen

August 2019

Top 10 Tools for Learning by Bonni Stachowiak

July 30, 2019

Adobe has two free online classes to bring more creativity to your curriculum in September 2019. Check out these an other Adobe Workshops in inLearning.

June 18, 2019

The Open Educational Global Conference, Open Education for an Open Future is scheduled for November 26-28, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

March 25, 2019

Planning to flip your class? Here are some tips on time management to prepare your class. In this article Robert Talberth, PhD. share some Time Management Strategies for the Flipped Classroom.

February 28, 2019

OLC Innovate 2019 will take place in Denver from April 2-5. The events focus is on digital innovations in blended and online learning.

January 23, 2019

OER has estimulated the growth of a new teaching method known as Open Pedagogy. Here are some articles to increase your knowledge on the topic: What is Open Pedagogy Anyway? by Maha Bali; Open Pedagogy Notebook, by Robin de Rosa and Rajib Jhangiani; and An Urgency of Teachers: The Works of Critical Digital Pedagogy by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel.

December 4, 2018

Videos are becoming an essential part of online education. Laura Lynch in her article How long shoud videos be for e-learning? illustrates the appropriate lenght depending of the content and objective.

November 5, 2018

Laura Ascione from eCampus news wrote the article "OER Courses Can Boost Engagement" based on data collected in a study of 38 community colleges across 13 states. 

October 15, 2018

A new report from the group Achieving the Dream shows the first two year accomplishments of the OER Degree Initiative. Read the Clear-Eyed Analysis of OER Impact article by Doug Lederman.

Septmeber 27, 2018

Rebus is looking for faculty with experience teaching music theory to undergraduates to give feedback on Music Theory Tutorial, one of their beta projects, led by Dr. Andre Mount with support from SUNY OER Services.

August, 16, 2018

OET won two awards at the Cal State 2018 Tech Conference, one for the implementation of Sharestream, a media repository for streaming, and the second one for the adoption of H5P, a free open-source content system.

July 5, 2018

The 15th Annual Open Education Conference will  place at the Niagara Falls, NY, October 10 - 12, 2018.

May 8, 2018

Congress designated $5 million in the fiscal 2018 budget to support the creation or expansion of open-educational resources: peer-reviewed academic material released under an intellectual property license that permits free use. Read: Free textbooks? Federal Government is on Track with a Pilot Program by  Danielle Douglas-Gabriel.

February 28, 2018

Magna Publications is holding a conference on Teaching with Technology in St. Louis, MO, October 5-7, 2018. Visit MTWT Conference for complete details.

January 26, 2018

Kaitlyn Vitez from the Student Pirgs, wrote a new report entitled Open 101: an Action Plan for Affordable Textbooks. The report contains recommendations to identify ways to promote textbook affordability in a place where campuses can make a large and immediate impact in core required classes that all undergraduates must take to get a degree.

January 13, 2018

Rethinking the role of faculty members for the future is the subject of an artcle from Inside Higher Ed. Read all about it in The Faculty of the Future by Adrianna Kezar Daniel Scott  and H annah Yang.

January 7, 2018

The campus library and the OER movement, who pushes free open books that can replace costly publisher books? Read all about it in the article As Campuses Move to Embrace OER, College Libraries Become Key Players by  Jeffrey R. Young.

December 4, 2017

Online Learning Consortium OLC is hosting a conference in LA on Expanind Textbook Affordability Programs on Campuses and Requesting State Funding Opportunities. Registration is open.

November 9, 2017

Transfer from Community Colleges to State Universities streamlined. The Associate Degree for Transfer program is starting to see large number of students graduating from Cal State Universities. Read about this in the article "Seven years later, California college program helping to fix transfer process" by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez.

November 7, 2017

Open Educational Resources is the center of the article Campus Expands Effort to Make Course Materials Affordable published by CSUF News Services.

August 10, 2 017

University level books published by OpenStax, are free and available to students and anyone interested in learning. Their popularity is increasing due to the fact that the books are being written by fellow faculty members from universities around the country,  they are peer-reviewed, and they are OPEN, meaning that teachers can modify, edit, and/or add content without asking for permission from the authors. How is this achieved? The books hold Creative Commons licenses that allow privileges to the user using pre-emptied licenses. Read more about this in the article "Nearly 1.5 million college students to use free textbooks this school year".

August 3, 2017

The Affordable Learning Solutions ambassadors were acknowledged on the Orange County Register in the article Professors tasked with lowering student costs.

July 5, 2017 is hosting a free webinar on digital accessibility trends. The event is scheduled for Tuesday July 25th at 2:00 pm EDT.

June 29, 2017

Governor Brown urges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley to submit a plan for the creation and online-only community college by November. Read all about California governor calls for new online college.

June 27, 2017

Ambassadors Serve to Create Affordable Learning Solutions Twenty-two faculty members have been named Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) ambassadors and will be learning how to use open educational resources (OER) — freely accessible, openly licensed books, documents and media used for teaching, learning and research — in the classrooms.

June 22, 2017

Are you interested in increasing your literature review experience? REBUS Community is looking for professionals that know how to give feedback on a new open textbook  designed to guide graduate students through the process of writing a literature review.

June 12, 2017

The fall schedule for TechTuesday's is here. Every Tuesday from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm, faculty members are welcome at the Faculty Commons for a quick introduction to software and tools necessary to create, save, and distribute educational resources. We hope to see you there.

June 8, 2017

The AL$ Summer Institute was a huge success! Ambassadors from a variety of CSUF colleges participated in a day of knowledge, engagement, news, and new and exciting education possibilities. One of the attendees said: "... in my 20 years of attending professional development workshops, across 4 institutions, 2 of which were R1 (UC) institutions, this was the best event I had ever attended!" Congratulations OET!

May 22, 2017

Registrations are open for the following certificate offering for Summer 2017: AIM (Accessible Instructional Materials) and TOP (Teaching Online Program). Contact for mor information.

April 21, 2017

The 9th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning has been announced. It will take place Septermber 24-27, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Join the QM Community to explore engagement strategies and more in online learning at all levels of an organization. 

March 17, 2017

March 27-31, 2017 marks the week for the celebration of the Open Education Movement. Events, projects, and resources are free to all. Browse, learn, use, and share. Visit Open Education Week for more details.

March 9, 2017

On Tuesday, March 14 from 1 to 4 p.m., the Affordable Learning Solutions Expo and Faculty Recognition Event will be held in the Titan Student Union, Pavilions B and C. The event is hosted by the Titan Bookstore and the department of Online Education and Training (OET).

March 6, 2017

Active learning is wining favor among CSUF faculy members. Professor April Morris is preparing accounting students to present their company’s valuation in front of a panel of judges — with amazing results. To learn all the details, read the complete article.

January 23, 2017

Online Learning Consortium OLC is going to San Francisco to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education today. OLC Collaborate is focusing on OER/AB 798 Campus Implementations. The meeting will will take place February 16th and 17th, 2017 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel. Email for the registration code.

January 10, 2017

Dr. Shelli Wynants was appointed the interim director of Online Education and Training. As director for OET, Dr. Wynants will interact and work in conjunction with Faculty Support Services, encompassing the FDC, ATC, and FAR departments within the Faculty Commons area of the Library.

September 14, 2016

California State University System ranked number 2 in the list of colleges that saved the most with free textbooks. Our savings were $2,134,533 and 21,655 students benefited. Read all about it in the article from

  August 12, 2016

Welcome new faculty members! Please join our New Faculty Orientation. Pollak Library South Faculty Commons, Wednesday August 17 from 12 noon to 2 pm.

  July 27, 2016

Thousands of teachers will come together at 38 locations across the state — including at Cal State Fullerton and CSUF's Irvine Campus — for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit on Friday, July 29, a unique day of learning led by teachers, for teachers.

  July 7, 2016

Laura Lohman, associate professor of music and director of the Faculty Development Center was awarded $5,000 from the National Education Association for “Summer Faculty Development Center Institute: Supporting the Academic Achievement of First-Generation College Students at CSUF."

  June 13, 2016

A series of courses offered by CSU Academic Technology Services start today on Quality Assurance Training, 2016-2017. The courses cover the use of the QOLT instrument, application of the QM Rubric, review of courses using the QOLT, and improving online courses. Read all about it at QA Training, 2016-2017.

  June 8, 2016

On June 14 and 15 OET is having a series of workshops on Transforming you Course with Open Educational Resources, the Basics of Affordable Learning Solutions AL$ and Open Educational Resources OER. The event takes place at PLS-240 from 9-3 each day.

  May 20, 2016

Professor Binod Tiwari, Ph.D. wan the Carol Barnes Teaching award. Tiwari promotes real life experience through mentoring.

  May 13, 2016

Megan Tommerup, Ph.D. received the first Cal State Fullerton's Outstanding Lecturer Award. CSUF News covered the story. 

  May 3, 2016

Wanted! Faculty Ambassadors of Affordable Learning Solutions. 

If you are faculty teaching a Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 course, and you would like to explore more affordable alternatives to your current textbook or other instructional materials, you may apply to the AL$ Ambassador program by completing the short  AL$ Ambassador Application . The deadline is May 13, 2016.

  April 25, 2016

Faculty are highlited in a new website created and hosted by Academic Affairs. The website feautures quotes from the faculty members and is enhanced with portraits created digitally using images related to the areas of interest, background, and research of the each person. The site called 21st Century Titans can be accessed from the portal. 

  April 15, 2016

Course Redesign with Technology CRT, Summer Institute is a program offered by CSU Chancelor's office to all the participants in the CRT programs. Registrations are being accepted until May 25th.

  April 7, 2016

Techday 2016 is taking place on Tuesday, April 12th at CSUF Library. Learn about information security through breakout session on biometrics, social media, phishing, identity theft, passwords and the cloud. 

  April 7, 2016

There are still a few seminars left in the Adobe & The California State University series. These are informative sessions to discover how to create and manage your digital content. 

  April 6, 20116

Cal Poly Pomona is having its 4th PolyTeach event this coming Friday, April 29th. The keynote speaker is one of the most prominent and visionary thinkers in educational technology, Diana Oblinger PhD, President emeritus of Educause. Technology and the Innovative University is a free event.

  April 5, 2016

Upcoming conference on Assessment. Amy Driscoll will be the keynote speaker at "Common Ground: Building Effective, Sustainable and Practical Assessment". The event is taking place Friday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mihaylo Hall, room 3230. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Marisol Cardenas at 657-278-2642.

  March 29, 2016

The Faculty Development Center is sponsoring a program for campus educators on the role of culture in learning. The event takes place on Tuesday April 5th from 2:30 to 3:45.

  March 3, 2016

Learn how to detect, correct, and avoid the five most common accessibility challenges in online learning in a free desktop webinar by @one.

  February 22, 2016

All faculty now have sandboxes (Titanium courses with no students enrolled).  These are for faculty to "play" in, experiment, practice, learn, collaborate, and build course activities. A link to an article in the Titanium Resource Center explains different uses for the sandbox. 

  February 11, 2016

OLC Innovate 2016 takes places in New Orlands April 20-22. Online Learning Corsortium brings innovations in blended and online learning through live sessions that participant can attend virtually and hands-on workshops.

  February 4, 2016

Student Online Readiness Resources Available in TITANium on Online

  January 12, 2016

CSUF Online Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation's Best

  December 8, 2015

The Department of Online Education and Training publishes the TITANium Resource Center at  This is a self help collection of how-to articles and videos designed to assist faculty in the use of TITANium, our Learning Management System (LMS), and other instructional technologies in use at Cal State Fullerton.

  June 7, 2015

Betty Chavis, Glen Hatton and Randy Hoffman, all Cal State Fullerton accounting faculty members, recognized by the American Accounting Association in August 2015 for their work in reducing the rate of repeating students from 43 percent to 21 percent and improving final exam scores by 25 percent. 


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