Photo of CIS OfficeThe Center for Instructional Support is a resource for faculty in all aspects of teaching practice, including instructional strategies and the use of learning technologies. CIS staff also provide support for teaching technologies, including Moodle for supporting teaching and learning online, VeriCite for plagiarism checking, Zoom for web conferencing, as well as various multimedia applications. In addition, the CIS organizes the annual Instructional Institute, and provides webinars, workshops and training sessions throughout the year.

Teaching at SOU involves processes, procedures, and protocols managed by different entities across campus. We hope that this collection of information will be helpful to veteran faculty members as well as newcomers to our campus. Please let us know if you have any questions, find an inaccuracy or cannot find what you are looking for here and we'll do what we can to rectify the situation.

Pre-Flight Checklist

Prior to each new term:

  • Submit your final course syllabi to your program chair or Division Assistant. (Note: Open the Helpful Documents tab for the mandatory institutional statements you need to include in your syllabi.)
  • Check to make sure your course text(s) and other course materials are available in the SOU bookstore.
  • Contact Academic Support Programs at 552-6213 if you have questions about policies for students with disabilities.
  • Make sure you are correctly enrolled in your Moodle course site(s). (Sites are created unavailable to students, so they appear below the last available course in your list of My courses on your Moodle home page.) This New Quarter Checklist details steps to take to prep for a new term. For help with your Moodle course site, check out Moodle How-Tos or contact the Center for Instructional Support (disteducation@sou.edu).

In-Flight Checklist

Once the term is underway, be sure to:

  • Review key course requirements with students.
  • Present the course consistent with the requirements and commitments contained in the syllabus.
  • If a student presents you with a letter regarding accommodations for a disability, meet with the student to discuss these needs. Contact Disability Services for more information.
  • Encourage students to complete online course evaluations during Quiet Week or Finals Week.
  • Post grades via Inside SOU according to the deadline announced by the Registrar.