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TSUS Faculty Development Day: A Recap


On Friday, June 18, 2021, instructors from across the globe attended SHSU Online’s premier, one-day faculty development event. The Texas State University System Faculty Development Day for Digital Education was a tremendous success by multiple measures. Attendees were able to virtually attend multiple sessions on topics that were timely and applicable. #TSUSDev participants were able to connect with fellow instructors, Ed Tech leaders, and instructional designers from the comfort of their own office or home-office.

Featuring presentations from Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, Lamar Institute of Technology, and more, #TSUSDev included multiple sessions for instructors focused on best practices and methodologies for teaching web-enhanced, blended, and online courses.

Take a look at the following breakdown of the event’s vital statistics:

By the Numbers:

  • 322 Registered, from
  • 35 Institutions, attending
  • 13 Sessions

Session Attendance:

Session Title


Managing Larger Enrollments in Hybrid & Online Courses


The Blackboard Retention Center – Blackboard’s Early Warning System


In Praise of the Blackboard Organization Site (Pre-Recorded)


Getting More Out of Your Blackboard Quiz/Exam


Hybrid and Online Teaching Practices for Biology Instructors (Pre-Recorded)


Engaging Students In Large(r) Hybrid and Online Courses


The Immunization Partnership Presents – Immunization University


Effective Assessment in the Hybrid/Online Environment


Engaging Students During Online Meetings


Hybrid and Online Teaching Practices for Math Instructors (Pre-Recorded)


Making Groupwork Work


Fostering Academic Integrity in Hybrid/Online Courses (Pre-Recorded)


Blackboard Gradebook Tips & Tricks



Satisfaction Survey Results:

100% of respondents learned a new technique/technology that they would apply to their courses.

100% of respondents were satisfied with the FDD speakers.

99% of respondents liked the virtual event platform

Survey Comments:

“I liked learning about Blackboard.”

“Very helpful and informative…”

“This was a great opportunity today. Sometimes it was hard to choose with breakout to attend.  So glad these were recorded.”

“Very enjoyable conference. A lot of good information…”


SHSU Online wishes to thank all the attendees, presenters, university and System leaders, and everyone who had a hand in making the TSUS Faculty Development Day for Education a successful event.  We look forward to our next one!