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Distance Learning at FGCU

Distance Learning at FGCU

Technology and Training


Training and Development

Canvas LMS Training

Visit the e-Learning Updates blog for the current schedule of Canvas workshops.

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Training

View the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Initiative website for a consolidated list of departments offering training and development opportunities.

Online Resources

Online training material is available on the following topics:

Recommended Minimum Hardware Configuration


FGCU's Computing Services department maintains a Computer Recommendation list. Use this list to assess a computer that you own, or if you are considering the purchase of a new computer. 

If you are considering the purchase of a new computer, review the discount purchasing information on the Computing Services website.

Internet Connectivity

We advise you to conduct a browser test on your computer by going to

Access to the Internet is needed to teach an online course. Internet access is available from on campus. Options for off-campus internet access include Cable (check with your local cable provider), DSL (check with your local phone service provider), Dial-up, and Dish/Satellite. Compare services and prices.

Recommended Software

The software you use to develop and manage course material will vary based on your needs and preferences. The software commonly used to create material for an online course includes:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Acrobat Reader

If you are purchasing software, review the discount purchasing information on the Computing Services website.


When you become and FGCU Faculty, an FGCU E-Mail account is established for you. Review the New Faculty and Staff informationavailable on the Computing Services website for more information.

The Canvas LMS also has e-mail that is separate from the FGCU e-mail. Canvas e-mail is useful for managing communication with your students. For more information on Canvas e-mail, call (239) 590-7083 to speak with an Instructional Designer.