The School of Extended Learning works with all academic and administrative units leveraging existing expertise and resources of the University to offer coursework through distance education, continuing education and certificate programs. The Office of Distance Education, which is housed in the School of Extended Learning, is responsible for providing supplemental support for the development and delivery of undergraduate and graduate distance education programs and certificates. The following are the distance education programs and certificates:
Undergraduate Online Degree Programs
Graduate Online Degree Programs
Hybrid/Blended Online Programs
The Office of Distance Education which is housed in the School of Extended Learning, provides supplemental support for the development and delivery of distance education (online and video conferenced) programs and certificates. This office implements the faculty certification program. Not only it brings focus and centralization to the overall processes involved in online instruction: design, development, delivery, and management but it serves in meeting Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS) faculty training requirements for teaching distance education courses.
Blackboard Support Central (BbSC) housed in the School of Extended Learning is a modern, state of the art multi-purpose facility for Blackboard administration, training, and troubleshooting. Featuring nine computer workstations, BbSC provides a user-friendly environment for Blackboard customers to learn about and explore the many features of Blackboard. BbSC provides ongoing small group training for students, faculty, and staff. Students also can take advantage of Blackboard student mentoring which pairs the student with an experienced BbSC student worker, Blackboard tutorials, and an online Blackboard orientation course tailored to address the special needs of Blackboard newcomers. In addition, BbSC offers Individualized Blackboard Training for Faculty (IBTF) who prefers one-on-one Blackboard instruction, and face-to-face as well as online instruction for faculty participating in SEL's Faculty Certification Program for Teaching Online Courses.
Video and Web Conferencing Support located in the School of Extended Learning allows high quality audio/video interaction between two or more locations. To facilitate the academic and administrative use of video conferencing the School of Extended Learning, Office of Distance Education contains with it the Video Network Operations Center (VNOC). This unit is responsible for the scheduling, operation, and control of video and web conferences throughout the Norfolk State University campus. The VNOC coordinates the use of over 20 videoconference rooms across the campus and also provides access and support for Adobe Connect Enterprise Meeting rooms for Web conferences. Future capabilities will include connecting desktop, Skype, Google video, and other video clients to classroom based conferences. The current rooms available for videoconferencing have capacities of 4 to 45 participants. The VNOC can assist you with the complex aspects of the coordination, setup, and operation of your conferencing environment with your remote participants
How To Schedule A Room for Video Conference Through the Office of Distance Education VNOC
NOTE: Due to the scheduling complexities involved, we ask for a three day lead-time for ad-hoc conferences and a three week lead-time to setup a class videoconference with external learning partners.
To schedule a videoconference, call or visit the Office of Distance Education Video Network Operations office. We are located in the Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, Room 3007. Our phone number is 757-823-2236. You may also email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- In addition to your email address, please provide your contact information - preferably a phone number where we can immediately reach you
- Title of the event
- Date of the event
- Start and Ending Time of the event
- Number of participants at NSU
- Name of the person(s) we are connecting with, and their contact information (email, landline and cell)
- As soon as your request via email has been received, ODE/VNOC will contact you for more information if needed, or to confirm
The Office of Media Productions also housed in the School of Extended Learning provides: fully operational broadcast control room, studio, and production facility located in James Bowser Hall room 117. The studio contains state of the art HD equipment, a multipurpose production set, "Green Screen" capabilities, portable backdrops, a soundproof audio booth and 9 non-linear editing workstations. The primary usage for the NSU-TV production studio is for the Department of Mass Communications to facilitate classroom instruction in a professional working environment, and for the creation of student productions to air on NSU-TV.
The Faculty Production Studio is for the production of educational and informational content produced by Norfolk State University. Offering three instructional set-ups, the studio is a resource for faculty to utilize to produce educational content for their distance education courses. A secondary usage is to meet the production needs of the administration. The Faculty Production Studio is located on the 3rd floor of the Library in the School of Extended Learning.