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We provide an array of professional development and academic support services for faculty.  Services include instructional design; curriculum development and assessment; online program and course support; educational technology assistance; and multimedia production for classes.  Furthermore, the Office of Online Learning has several active learning facilities available and offers regular training and events designed to disseminate resources and encourage best practices.

With comprehensive support for the planning and implementation of quality academic programs and services, we are committed to student success and faculty achievement.

Blackboard Support & Course Design

If you are seeking training, have questions, or need more information about teaching online at Southern Miss, our faculty information page has everything you need.  The university approved learning management system (LMS) is Blackboard, and many add-on tools are available including Collaborate and NBC Learn.

Looking for resources for your students? The university has a number of resources specifically for online learners at https://lec.usm.edu/students/online-resources/.

Instructional Design

Our instructional designers at the are ready to assist you in the teaching process from beginning to end.  Instructional design services are available in group settings or on a one-on-one basis, at no cost.  Our professionals can assist with classes in any delivery format: face-to-face, fully online and/or hybrid.

Services for New Faculty

Conferences and Events

Multimedia Services

The Office of Online Learning offers a variety of multimedia services to help create a more interactive environment for online classrooms. We provide video and photography services with emphasis on shooting, editing, and production. We also design and produce print and electronic pieces for advertising purposes. Our multimedia services team is available to assist faculty with a variety of digital needs.

For more info please contact Dr. Tom Hutchinson at thomas.hutchinson@usm.edu.

Online Program Marketing

Are you interested in promoting your online degree? The Office of Online Learning can help you do just that! We offer services to market your online degrees ranging from CRM management of prospective contacts to managing google ads for your program. Come see our Online Marketing Specialist for more information.

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Mark Ferguson
Instructional Support Technologist
Susan Rayborn
Instructional Support Technologist