Online Instructor Support

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Faculty development center

A great online course is delivered by outstanding teaching, not technology. Sit down face-to-face or schedule a virtual meeting with the Faculty Development Center to learn strategies to deliver your content in exciting and engaging ways. Contact Dr. Firm Faith Watson and get started today. 

Firm Faith Watson
Director, Faculty Development Center
107 Center Applied Science Building

Online course payments

Learn about online course development and revision stipends as well and payments for instructors teaching as part of their overload or as an adjunct at

Online teaching resources

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that can be used in online courses.

The following articles have been compiled as they exemplify quality online teaching practices. 

Digital textbooks

Are you using a textbook that uses Pearson Revel? Murray State can connect to Revel within Canvas. Contact Peter Terry in Information Systems at or (270) 809-3929. To find resources beyond using Pearson or other publisher-provided courseware, connect with the Research and Instruction Librarian assigned to your college/school. If you don’t know your Librarian, find their information at They can help select textbooks and other course materials that can be made available to students free of charge.

Subject librarians

Subject librarians can provide a wealth of information regrading resources for online courses. Find a librarian who is an expert in your content area on the library's website


It is important to follow copyright rules in online courses. Visit Murray State’s Copyright Resource Guide for more information.