Faculty Resources for the School of Public Health will be updated with tools and best practices for a successful teaching experience and to enhance the learning environment for our students.
- Quality Matters Standards for Higher Education Rubric (Quality assurance and checklist for creating your course)
- Adult Education Principles/Toolkit (not just for trainings)
- Quick tips for creating online content
- Create learning objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy Chart and Verbs
- Reminders for online course delivery and a sample welcome email
- Strategies for student engagement in your course
- Best practices for synchronous sessions
Syllabus templates that can be adapted for your course:
Web Accessibility Resources
- USG Accessibility Guidelines
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) – A set of guidelines explaining how to make Web content accessible.
- W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) – Pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development
- Five Tips for ADA-compliant inclusive course design
Recorded presentations videos can be machine close captioned in Kaltura. Sessions recorded in Webex can also be set to machine close caption prior to posting. Machine closed captioning is approximately 85% accurate.
If you have a request for approved accommodations, please contact the Access and Accommodations Center at Georgia State (AACE) for human captioning. AACE is designated to determine reasonable disability-related accommodations, which may include in-time transcription for Webex sessions. A student’s access to approved accommodations is a right under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Accommodations provide students with an equal opportunity to access the academic environment. Please contact AACE if you need assistance in implementing accommodations for your in-person, blended, or online courses.
The Library offers workshops, events, and resources to aide students in their academic journey.
The Writing Studio at Georgia State offers appointments for peer tutoring as well as workshops to improve writing
Student Success Programs at Georgia State offer academic coaching, advising, tutoring, and other support services
The Psychology Clinic at Georgia State offers individual counseling for a range of mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, and school problems
Instructor/TA office hours – provide opportunities for one-on-one or small group discussion and help session for students that need it
Instructions for using artificial intelligence within iCollege to help automate communication with students in your course who may be at risk of DFW and more
These features could be used to personalize emails and announcements, or to send out bulk targeted emails and announcements to students who may be at risk (e.g. those who may not have logged into the course for some time or who may not have performed well on an assessment)
Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Online Education (CETLOE) Resources
- Keep Teaching Resources for Instructions
- Mastering Online Teaching (MOT) Series are a variety of online mini-courses delivered through iCollege with recommended synchronous webinars.
- iCollegeNow is an online instruction guide to the University learning management system – iCollege (BrightSpace by D2L). Press on content to find the right topic.
- Events and Trainings offered on pedagogy and technology for course design and delivery.
How do I copy content from a previous section of the same course?
To copy content from a previous sections follow these steps:
- Go to Course Tools
- Select Course Administration
- Select Import/Export/Copy Components
- Select Copy Components from another Org Unit and press Search for Offering
- Enter the course number and semester you want to copy content from
- Select the correct section
- Press Copy All Components or Select Components if you do not want to copy all content
How do I add a TA or another instructor to my course?
You must complete a request form a request form for an employee to get Full TA, TA-Grader, or Instructor role access to a course.
How do I set up notifications in icollege?
Here are the instructions.
How do I forward my email from iCollege to another email address?
Here are the instruction. Caution – you cannot reply from the email address to which it was forwarded to. You will have to log into iCollege to reply.
How do I upload a Kaltura recording into my course?
Instruction for uploading a Kaltura recording into your course
How do I link a grade item to an assessment?
Instuctions for linking a grade item to an assessment
How do I setup Turnitin in iCollege?
Instructions for setting up Turnitin in iCollege
In-classroom lecture simulcasting and recording will vary depending on the software application utilized and the type of the camera and microphone available in the classroom.
Hardware: All SPH classrooms currently have either a wall-mounted camera and/or a webcam on the desktop. A wall-mounted camera will capture the front of the classroom and a webcam on the computer will capture the instructor sitting or standing in front of the computer. All SPH classrooms in Urban Life and Petit Science Center have high-quality microphones attached to the desk to capture lectures.
Software: All SPH classrooms have lecture recording applications available, namely Webex/Kaltura. Webex allows for simulcasting (live streaming) and recording of lectures, while Kaltura only allows for recording of lectures to be shared with students through iCollege. Simulcasting will allow students to attend classes while being present in the classroom or at a distance, thereby offering flexibility. Both applications will capture the computer screen and PowerPoint slides with audio, and the wall or webcam video recording. Machine captioning is available for the recordings in both Kaltura and Webex.
Instructions for In-classroom Recording Applications
Classroom applications are available to capture and record the desktop (slide or website being shared), audio, and the image in front of the camera. Below are the descriptions and the link to instructions for each software option:
- Webex allows the instructor to simulcast the lecture in a webinar style, where students can participate through video/audio/chat. The instructor can also record and later share/post the lecture. Closed-captioning is available for recordings, but live captioning is not available with the Georgia State University subscription. Instructions for Recording with Webex
- Zoom is not supported by Georgia State University, but you may use it instead of Webex if you have an account. Here are mini tutorials for getting started with Zoom and facilitating breakout sessions.
- Kaltura allows the instructor to record and post the lecture in iCollege. Kaltura does not have a live streaming (simulcasting) option. Instructors will be prompted to download the Kaltura application in their profile when they log in to the classroom computer for the first time. An administrative password is not needed to download the application. Machine closed captioning is available for the recordings. Instructions for Recording with Kaltura
Several options are available for simulcasting and/or for recording lectures for online courses. You may record your lectures in your office, at home, or in the SPH recording room located in Urban Life, Room 648. The SPH recording room is equipped with a desktop, a video camera, a microphone and a Wacom tablet.
For synchronous online sessions, you may simulcast and record a session using Webex or Zoom:
- Webex allows the instructor to simulcast the lecture in a webinar style, where students can participation through video/audio/chat. The instructor can also record and later share/post the lecture. Closed-captioning is available for recordings, but live captioning is not available with the Georgia State University subscription. Instructions for Recording with Webex
- Zoom is not supported by Georgia State University, but you may use it instead of Webex if you have an account. There are mini tutorials for getting started with Zoom and facilitating breakout sessions.
For asynchronous sessions, you may pre-record and post your lectures in iCollege using the following tools:
- Kaltura allows the instructor to record and post the lecture in iCollege. Kaltura does not have a live streaming option. Instructors will be prompted to download the Kaltura application in their profile when they log in to the classroom computer for the first time. An administrative password is not needed to download the application. Machine closed captioning is available for the recordings. Instructions for Recording with Kaltura
- PowerPoint – Instructors can record their voice over PowerPoint slides, export the slide into a MP4, and share in iCollege. For machine captioning, upload your MP4 into Kaltura and then share in iCollege. Here are the instructions for recording voice-over PPT.
- Video – To record a lecture without any PowerPoint slides, use your webcam or smart phone camera. This is a good option for course introduction videos, weekly mini-videos to recap previous modules or set the tone for the upcoming lesson.
Digital Measures – An online data collection and management portal used by faculty to enter, manage, and report on professional information pertaining to their teaching, research and service activities.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – University resources and programs to help foster increased diversity and equitable treatment for all.
Bethany Havas – GSU librarian for public health.
The Chronicle of Higher Education – News, journal, data reports, and virtual events dedicated to colleges and universities.
Zotero – A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite and share research.
Qualtrics – A research tool that allows you to easily create dynamic surveys and analyze their results.
Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning, or research resources that are offered freely to users in at least one form and that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open copyright license that allows for its free use, reuse, modification and sharing with attribution.
Here is a starting list of OERs in general and for public health specifically. Inclusion on this list of OER does not indicate endorsement by SPH; each instructor should assess the value of these resources and review use and attribution requirements for the materials.
General OER Resources
- MERLOT – A system which provides access to a free online learning and support materials developed by a global community of educators, learners and researchers. Most, but not all, of MERLOT resources are Creative Commons (CC) licensed.
- OER Commons – A public digital library where educators, students, and lifelong learners can perform single-point searches for open educational resources.
- YouTube – In the home page, type in your search term followed by a comma and then “creativecommons” to find a video that is CC licensed.
- TED – A nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks covering topics science to business to global issues.
General Public Health
- OASIS: Public Health – Textbooks, videos, podcast, interactive simulator, modules and other primary resources
- Johns Hopkins’ Public Health courses – Syllabi, readings, assignments and other course materials available for many courses across the spectrum of public health topics
- MIT OpenCourseWare: Public Health – Materials and course content from MIT
- Open Michigan: Public Health – Course materials, assignments, lectures, student work and labs
- TED Talks: Public Health – A collection of TED Talks on the topics related to public health
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- CDC Epidemiologic Case Studies– Interactive exercises developed to teach epidemiologic principles and practices. They are based on real-life outbreaks and public health problems and were developed in collaboration with the original investigators and experts.
- CDC Global Health Case Studies – Cases involving research ethics, applied epidemiology and foodborne diseases.
- TEPHINET – The Task Force for Global Health Case Studies – Topics related to public and global health issues are provided for education and reference.
- Against All Odds: Inside Statistics – Video series demonstrating the relevance of statistics in real-world settings.
- Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice – A foundational resource published by CDC on methods of investigating public health problems.
Behavioral and Community Health
- NIH: The Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health Online Courses –The site currently offers three courses: The Basic Science and the Biological Basis for Sex and Gender-Related Differences; Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Behavior; The Influence of Sex and Gender on Disease Expression and Treatment.
- Framing Environmental Health ToolKit – A collection of framing research, recommendations and sample communications.
Primary Data Sources
- Data.gov – Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations and more
- WHO (World Health Organization) – Open Data Repository – Health related statistics for more than 1,000 indicators for its 194 member-states
- United States Census Bureau: Health – Detailed and up-to-date statistics covering people and topics relating to health in America
- Google Dataset Search – Search engine for specifically for datasets
Textbooks, Books, and Journals
- E-Books Directory: Public Health– List of links to freely accessible ebooks, documents and lecture notes found all over the internet. You can submit your own ebooks or add other resources you come across
- NCBI Bookshelf – The National Center for Biotechnology Information provides free online access to books, reports, databases and documents in life science, biology, medicine and healthcare
- PubMed Central (PMC) – A free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)
- Principles of Tobacco Control: Extinguishing the Habit – An e-book by Dr. Michael Eriksen explores the history of tobacco, including the rise of novel tobacco products such as e-cigarettes to regulations surrounding tobacco’s use, marketing and other aspects of industry behavior. This digital publication also examines the harm caused by tobacco use and offers solutions for successful tobacco control
History of Public Health – A timeline created by John Steward for the GSU SPH Foundations of Public Health course to illustrate major events in the history of public health. It was inspired by and based in part upon A Brief History of Public Health by Dr. Wayne Lamorte of Boston University. The timeline has four categories – American PH History, Environmental Health History, Ethical Health History, and European PH History. You may view the timeline in 2D or 3D.
Health Care Systems – A timeline created by Dr. Harry Heiman for the GSU Fundamentals of Health Systems, Leadership, and Policy course to highlight major historical and political events in U.S. health care system. There are two categories – Health Care Reform (red) and Private Insurance (blue). You may view the timeline in 2D or 3D.
Images and Videos
APHA webinars, conferences, and professional development opportunities for public health professionals
CDC training and professional development for public health
Quality Matters webinars, workshops and conferences for online course design and delivery offered at affiliate member discount rates
GSU CETLOE webinars and training on instructional pedagogy and technology
LinkedIn Learning through GSU offers a vast repository of on demand, at your pace training modules on software, technology, business and creative skills