FGCU Online - Faculty Resources

Information for Faculty

Resources and information for FGCU faculty teaching online courses.

Course Design, Development, Delivery, and Management

Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) used at FGCU. The Department of Digital Learning can assist you with the design and development of your online courses. For more information, visit Digital Learning.

Library Services

The FGCU Library Services is dedicated to servicing Online Learning faculty. For more information, visit https://library.fgcu.edu/.

e-Mail, Gulfline, and Network Support

Information Technology Services at FGCU provides support for the university's e-mail system, Gulfline, network, and more. For more information, visit https://www2.fgcu.edu/bts/index.html.

Technology and Training

Canvas LMS Training

Visit  Digital Learning training for the current schedule of Canvas workshops.

Online Resources

Visit the Digital Learning Resources page for tutorials on Turnitin, Kaltura and more.

Recommended Minimum Hardware Configuration


FGCU's Information Technology 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 Information Technology Services website.

Internet Connectivity

Check your local internet service providers for options for off-campus internet access.

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 Information Technology Services website.


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

The Canvas LMS also has conversations that is separate from the FGCU e-mail.  For more information on Canvas communication, call (239) 590-7024 to speak with an Instructional Technologist.

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