The Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) division of distributed learning works collaboratively with academic departments to administer distance learning courses and programs for the University. Our role is two-fold: the first is providing faculty support for the development and delivery of their courses in the distributed learning format that the faculty member and department determine is appropriate for their specific course and discipline. Second, CCS provides student support services to distance learners around the world, utilizing e-service tools such as AskStCloudState FAQ, Smarthinking Online Tutoring (link to Student Handbook), Proctored Testing Services (link to this page), and general assistance to students who need help navigating our university from a distance.
The information listed here is dedicated to the service and resources we provide to faculty and staff in the creation and delivery of e-learning courses and programs.
Resources and Forms
Instructional Design & Course Development Resources
This section is currently under re-development...please check back soon for information on these resources.
Other Faculty Resources Online
A wealth of online resources, tutorials and readiness quizzes for students and faculty in the MnSCU system.
Distance Education Clearinghouse:
The Distance Education Clearinghouse is a comprehensive and widely recognized Web site bringing together distance education information from Wisconsin, national, and international sources.
Penn State World Campus:
A rich set of resources including training programs, online learning materials and Internet links. An excellent faculty course development tutorial.
Ohio University Independent Study Course Authoring Guide:
Good resource materials for developing print-based study guides and self-paced courses.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware (MIT):
A free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century.