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 November 28th - December 2nd


Stout Distance Learning Week seeks to promote and celebrate the tremendous growth and accomplishments occurring today in distance learning programs. Here is a message from our chancellor about Stout Distance Learning Week:

One of the great privileges of being chancellor is I get to share UW-Stout’s accomplishments and recognize special efforts. In celebration of Stout Distance Learning week, I would like to thank and honor the instructors who have taught the courses online or at a distance this past year. Because of their efforts, UW-Stout is responsive to its students and committed to excellence in all aspects of distance learning practices. Your outstanding work has contributed to UW-Stout being a leader in distance learning and has helped UW-Stout achieve United States Distance Learning Association’s Quality Standards Certification. Thank you for providing quality education opportunities that not only serve students on campus, but also reach individuals around the globe.  
Chancellor Bob Meyer

Stout Distance Learning Week Activities

SDLW Reception

Thursday, December 1
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
First Bank & Trust Building
200 East Main Street

Please join us for tours of our new location for Stout Online and the Graduate School. Visit with our instructional design team and accessibility professional to learn about new practices and initiatives. [Reception flier]

Watch NDLW Webinars

Click the button above to view the PDF document with links to all of the 2016 National Distance Learning Week archived recordings.

Webinar topics include:
  • Align & Redesign
  • Trends in Alternative Credentialing: Benchmarks, Badges and Noncredit Programming
  • Snapchat 101: Engaging Students Online
  • Distance Learning Resources for Telehealth
  • Ask Me Anything: Online Students Tell All
  • Video Conferencing & Streaming Support: How to Effectively Plan and Facilitate Connections
  • How VTC is Changing K-12 Education in the Kenai Peninsula
  • Using Blogging to Contribute Expertise to Your Field

Useful Online Library Resources

The library's main search portal for resources

The best library resources are librarians. UW-Stout's librarians are available to you at a distance via chat, e-mail, phone and text.

Citation Manager
Organize, share and create reference pages in Word from your collected articles at Citation Manager (Mendeley).

Library YouTube Channel
Watch fun and instructional videos produced by the library on the UW-Stout Library YouTube Channel.

Streaming Videos
Create clips, playlists or watch videos from our numerous video streaming sites. Over 109,000 streaming videos available!

Access and download almost 430,000 books covering many subjects, from computer science and engineering to medicine and food science.


USDLA Certification

University of Wisconsin - Stout is proud to be the first University in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.

UW-Stout Quality Standards Review

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Tips for Success Prize Drawing

Students and instructors - share your Tips for Success and earn a chance to win a UW-Stout sweatshirt blanket.

It’s simple. Just send an email to with your Tips for Success.

  • Students – share one idea that helped make you a successful student at UW-Stout. Some examples include: turning your phone off when studying, or creating and sticking to a study schedule.
  • Instructors - share one idea that helped make you a successful instructor or a piece of advice for teaching online at UW-Stout.

Be sure to include your name - first name and last initial will do - and your program, as we may share your tip with others.

Tips for Success must be received by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 1, to be entered in the Friday drawing.

OTPD Grant Opportunity

Interested in enhancing or improving your online teaching practice?

The Online Teaching Professional Development grant program is designed to do just that. 

To learn more, view this infographic or visit the OTPD grant website.


Online Teaching Grant