Faculty Course Mentors - Coastal Carolina University
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Faculty Course Mentors

Faculty Course Mentors (FCMs) have enhanced privileges in the campus' Learning Management System, Moodle. These privileges enable each of them to perform additional functions in Moodle to better serve their colleagues. FCMs are selected based on demonstrated teaching excellence with the Moodle platform, and are assigned to departments/colleges with colleagues within their disciplines or related disciplines. FCM’s are typically COOL-Certified, and oftentimes also noted as Exemplary Faculty Course Awardees. These enhanced privileges enable faculty to perform the following:

  • Adding other faculty to their own courses to show them activities
  • Exporting/importing content from your courses or theirs
  • Assisting with selecting helpful tools for teaching the online space within the Moodle LMS; showing colleagues what these tools look like; pointing them to resources 
  • Assisting with departmental/college resource sites, such as building out content or helping to export/import content, people, etc. 
  • Discussing possible solutions for pedagogical/online problems, such as a 3rd party tool you’ve used that you like (ex: Remind Texting App); submitting any new recommendations to the Moodle/Tool Request Form. 
  • Providing suggestions to COOL on items to add to our Moodle LibGuide, Academic Continuity Site, etc. 
  • Offering support and guidance and referring the faculty member to COOL when you’re unsure how to assist them (or coming to us and asking for guidance so you can assist).

Please see below for identified Faculty Course Mentors

Faculty Course Mentors Name/Area of Instruction Areas of Expertise

 

Ross Foultz
Computing Sciences

Reach out to me for items such as:

  •  Building course activities 
  •  Course design & organization
  •  Building content
  •  Using web conferencing tools such as Zoom & Teams
  •  Open Educational Resouces (OERs)
  •  Importing & exporting content
  •  Ally - accessibility tool
  •  Course set-up
  •  Virtualizing the classroom 
  •  Communication & community building
  •  3rd party tools such as VoiceThread

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Kristal Curry
Education

 

Reach out to me for items such as:

  •  Course design & organization
  •  Synchronous sessions
  •  Developing an online "personality" 

 Rajandra Dahal

Rajendra Dahal
Mathematics & Statistics

 

Reach out to me for items such as:

  • Course design
  • Creating lecture videos using Camtasia, QuickTime player,   Notability, etc.)
  • MyMathLab  

 

Xinyi Tan
Languages and Intercultural Studies

 

Reach out to me for items such as:

  •  Echo360 lecture capture and active learning 
  •  Moodle course design
  •  Hybrid and blended course design
  •  Building content for foreign languages
  •  Synchronous instruction with Zoom
  •  Creating video lecture with Echo360 & Voicethread
  

 

Alexandra Knox
Visual Arts

 

Reach out to me for items such as:

  •  Course design
  •  Workshop activity
  •  Video Conferencing  

 

Sarah Lozier-Laiola
English/Digital Culture & Design

 

Reach out to me for items such as: 

  •  Course design & organization
  •  Creating accessible content
  •  Utilizing the Ally accessibility tool 

 

Jamie Hedges
Mathematics & Statistics

Reach out to me for items such as: 

  • Remind Text App
  • Establishing an Online Social Presence 
  • Utilizing COOL Templates
  • ALT Tags (image descriptions)
  • MyMathLab

 

Sharon Tutrone
Communication, Media and Culture

 

Reach out to me for items such as:

  • Open Educational Resources (OERs) 
  • Importing & Exporting Content 
  • Course set-up 
  • Group communication & community building 
  • 3rd Party Tools such as VoiceThread 

 

Crystal Cox
Computing Sciences

Reach out to me for items such as:

  • Course design & organization
  • Building content
  • Using web conferencing tools such as Teams and Stream
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs) 

Cara Scheuer
Management and Decision Sciences

Reach out to me for items such as:

  • Moodle course design
  • Student engagement
  • Facilitating virtual meetings 
  Brett Simpson 
Chemistry

 

Reach out to me for items such as:

  • Moodle course design
  • Course layout
  • Moodle Lessons
  • STEM course methodology 
  • Creating recorded lectures using Powerpoint & Camtasia
  • Using Zoom, Teams, OneNote

 

Siming Guo 
Physics & Engineering Science 

Reach out to me for items such as:
  • STEM digital annotation
  • Moodle course development 
  • Video lecture/screencasting 

 Chanticleer illustration

Tracy Gaskin
Public Health

Reach out to me for items such as:
  • Moodle course design
  • Moodle Gradebook
  • Moodle introduction and advanced topics 

 Matthew Tyler

Matthew Tyler
Educational/Instructional Technologist 

 

Reach out to me for items such as:

  • All Moodle Support
  • Office 355 Tools (Teams, OneNote, etc.) 
  • Webconferencing Tools (Zoom, Teams)
  • Establishing an online presence
  • Student engagement & community building 
  • Transitioning to digital learning 
  • Getting your Moodle course set up

  

Nadzeya Batson 
Communication, Media and Culture 

Reach out to me for items such as: 
  • Developing digital content
  • Developing course structure