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Distance Learning Faculty Resources

Below you will find a number of links to resources for distance learning. They include policies and procedures, best practices for online and hybrid courses, documentation and more. This material is periodically updated as information may change from time to time.

ADA Best Practices

Policies and Procedures for Planning & Conducting Distance Learning
This document outlines the campus policies and procedures for conducting courses in the distance learning environment

Faculty Best Practices for Distance Learning
This document outlines the best practices for developing online/hybrid courses

Best Practices Checklist for Setting Up Distance Learning Classes
This checklist is used by faculty during the course development process to guide faculty during course design

Online Faculty Observation Form
Online faculty course observation form

Hybrid Online Faculty Observation Form
Hybrid faculty course observation form

Organizational Commitment to Distance Learning
This document outlines Farmingdale State College's commitment to distance learning programs.

For new hybrid/online course proposal forms, please go to College's Axiom system.  
Direct link to Axiom: https://www.farmingdale.edu/administration/provost/axiommentor.shtml 

Fall 2019 Online/Hybrid Faculty Development and Training Process:
  1. Please submit an online course development application through the College's Axiom system.
  2. The department Chair and Dean will then be notified via email of the application and will need to approve
  3. Once approved, you will be enrolled in the Online & Hybrid Course Development training course in Blackboard which starts on September 30, 2019.
  4. The Instructional Designer and Department Chair will approve the fully developed new online & hybrid courses by December 20, 2019. 
Instructors assigned to teach the existing Work for Hire course have to personalize the fully developed online/hybrid course and meet with the Instructional Designer for the final review and approval of the course. The document with a list of the Work for Hire courses is posted on the Intranet. This is a list of online/hybrid courses developed as "work for hire" with joint ownership by SUNY and the faculty course developer. Please login with your Farmingdale username and password to access this document. 

How Do I Get Help?
  • You can contact the Distance Learning Department at Farmingdale by emailing: distancelearning@farmingdale.edu or calling 934-420-5300
  • For after hours assistance (available 7 days a week), please call the Open SUNY Help Desk at 844-OPENSUNY