Office of Online and Blended Learning

Consultation & Support Services


For online instructors and developers who need more than a quick answer but less than a workshop or course, OBL’s instructional designers are available for ad-hoc consultations. These consultations are intended to focus on course design strategy and pedagogy, complementing the “how to” assistance from IT Services (4-2518).

Consultation topics may include, but not be limited to:

  • Introducing online media and/or interactions into Armstrong events, courses, or publicity
  • Developing D2L course outlines, modules, instructor guides, and advice on planning course components.
  • Enhancing student engagement in hybrid or partially online courses using the Flipped Classroom model.

Please note that priority support is available to faculty developing courses for the military and their families as well as those developing courses for new online programs. For this level of support, which includes regular  meetings, please complete our online Support Request Form.

Support Services

New and existing online programs are supported by OBL faculty development through:

  1. University-level training, such as eLearning Faculty Status courses and workshops.
  2. One-on-one consultations with individual faculty members.
  3. Presentations made to faculty groups, described below.

OBL representatives can meet with your group to deliver presentations ranging from 20 minutes to two hours. Presentation location can be in the room or auditorium of your choice (OBL will coordinate with the Library Media Desk to provide needed technology if needed). The subject can be any for which we have staff experts, including (but not limited to) online:

  1. Curriculum development
  2. State authorization
  3. Course development
  4. Creating instructional media
  5. Course review
  6. Course delivery
  7. Program publicity
  8. Compliance at the college, SACS-COC, state, or federal levels
  9. Student assessment, instruction, or engagement.

To request a presentation for your group, please contact the Office of Online & Blended Learning at (912) 344-3607 or to discuss your needs and how we can help you.