Synchronous Teaching Academy

Schedule: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - Monday, December 21, 2020


Registration end:  11/22/2020 11:59 PM


Synchronous Teaching Academy

Participants should be confident using Canvas

To meet the needs of our learners as well as comply with “social distancing” guidelines, FGCU administrators have suggested the creation and delivery of synchronous online courses as one of many delivery options for course delivery. The purpose of a synchronous course is to take advantage of the best features of face-to-face learning while learning at a distance.


The Synchronous Teaching Academy (STA) is a three-week 100% asynchronous training where faculty who are interested in using the synchronous delivery mode will:


  • Identify the conceptual framework elements of synchronous teaching
  • Know the pros and cons of the synchronous delivery format
  • Plan engaging, active learning course content and activities for synchronous learning
  • Effectively utilize appropriate technologies for synchronous teaching



Schedule: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - Monday, December 21, 2020


Faculty should expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours per week completing this academy.

Please click on the following link to see additional information about this Course Delivery method https://FGCU.EDU/coursedelivery


Registration open through 11/22/2020 11:59 PM EST

About Us

Department of Digital Learning


Supporting faculty in the use of technology to facilitate teaching and to extend teaching and learning beyond the classroom.

  • Learning Management System (Canvas), Kaltura, Turnitin, Checkbox Survey
  • Web technologies including publisher integrations, student response systems, blogs, video, audio, and portfolios


Empowering faculty to develop exemplary courses and integrate technology into the curriculum.

  • One-on-one consultations
  • Basic to Advanced Canvas LMS training
  • Technology tools training


Strengthening the instructional effectiveness of your Face to Face, blended and online course through informed design, proven pedagogical strategies, and strategic use of digital media, audio, video, and other Digital Learning technologies.



Training Facilitator

Diane B. Marks, Ph.D., Sr. Instructional Designer