Tutorials and Guides for Faculty

  1. WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool - browser extension - when enabled, WAVE will check your Canvas pages for accessibility
  2. Check list for Visual and Organizational Design
  3. Contrast checker
  4. National Standards for Quality Online Courses
  5. W3C Standards at a Glance (ADA compliance)
  6. Proper Standards-Compliant Color Use in Web Design
  7. For more information, visit Canvas Accessibility Guide

Visit the Office of Disability Resources to learn more about student accommodations and creating accessible content.

  1. Contact Hours & Non-Contact Hours for Online Courses (Added August 2022)
  2. Effective Online Course Syllabus (Updated August 2023)
  3. JSU Online Course Review Rubric (Updated September 2023)
  4. Netiquette 1
  5. Student Workload Estimator (Added June 13, 2022)
  6. Faculty Beginning of Term Procedures for Canvas Courses - A few important steps to ensure courses are ready for students.
    • Publishing a Course
    • Open a Course Early in Preview Mode for Students

Fall 2024 - Coming Soon!

  • Turnitin Faculty/Instructor Tutorial
  • Interpreting the Similarity Report (Website)
  • The Similarity Report Explained (Video)
  • Turnitin Support Center
  • Turnitin Status Page
  • AI Detection:
    • Due to concerns about reliability, Online@JSU is currently evaluating the AI detection portion of Turnitin. A decision will be made after the Fall 2023 semester as to whether this feature will continue to be available.
    • AI detection is included in the similarity report. However, instructors should not rely upon the AI detection score to make judgments about student work. Faculty should instead rely upon their professional judgment to determine whether student work is their work or that of AI.
    • The Similarity Score and the AI detection score are independent of one another. The AI score does not in any way influence the similarity score.