Georgia Southern University

About the COL

The Center for Online Learning assists selected faculty with the development and delivery of quality online courses that support online degree programs at Georgia Southern University. The faculty receive technological and pedagogical training, consultation, and ongoing support.

Courses developed through the COL use the Folio Foundations Template. The template supports the Quality Matters Rubric, encourages sound online pedagogy, and provides faculty with the flexibility to accommodate their teaching strategies.

Register for the Quality Matters Rubric – Online Workshop

Quality MattersThis workshop introduces participants to the Quality Matters Rubric and how to use it to evaluate the design of online courses — including your own. The workshop is delivered online and is self-paced. If you would like to be added to the course, please use the registration link below.

Course and Faculty Development

Developing an online course? Faculty developing new online courses are required to participate in our course development program. Learn more.
Teaching an online course? Faculty adopting existing online courses may take our 5-week course, and become certified to teach online. Learn more.

What Can We Do For You?

  • Assist academic departments with online program development
  • Assist faculty with online course development
  • Provide faculty certification to teach online courses at GSU
  • Provide faculty technical training to teach online courses at GSU
  • Provide faculty with support for meeting Quality Matters Rubric standards
  • Provide online course reviews upon request
  • Provide consultation on best practice and online teaching strategies.


Contact Raleigh Way at, or 912-478-1351.


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