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Professional Development

About Online Training

The Office of Professional Development offers web-based, self-directed learning opportunities available to all Daytona State College employees. Details on these and other training opportunities are available below. 



Percipio is an intelligent online learning platform that delivers an immersive learning experience through highly engaging content, curated into nearly 700 learning paths (channels), with access to over 2,500 courses on a wide range of topics. When first logging into Percipio, employees will be asked to identify their top areas of interest (related to learning/training). These selections will be incorporated into your own personalized Percipio homepage where you will find recommended channels, playlists, and courses based on your unique interests. You also have the ability to create your own playlists and resume courses in progress all from your homepage.  

Percipio provides learning accessible via computer, smartphone, and tablet (via a web browser or the Percipio App). Training progress is recorded, and digital badges are awarded following the completion of a course and/or test. Percipio is a free resource for all Daytona State College employees.

Click here ( to access Percipio and use your DSC credentials to login, explore, enjoy, and learn from this new online platform.

*When logging into the system for the first time, please complete the two-part onboarding assessment in order to personalize your experience.

Falcon Online (LMS) Training

All faculty members at Daytona State College must receive adequate training to use our learning management system (LMS) named Falcon Online. The LMS training courses provides an overview of both technical and pedagogical best practices. Faculty who in any modality must take Falcon Online Training (FOT), which is a 9-hour fully online asynchronous course and is required for all full-time and part-time faculty members. Faculty who teach hybrid classes must complete 12 hours of LMS training, which includes the Falcon Online Training (FOT) and Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI). All faculty members who teach in the fully online modality must complete the full 45-Hour online faculty training series, which includes the initial 12 hours of LMS training. Scroll further down this page for additional details about the 45 hour online faculty training series, as well as more information about the LMS training classes.  

(a) Falcon Online Training (FOT)

The Falcon Online Training (FOT) course provides basic learning management system instruction. This course is offered fully online and may be completed in approximately nine hours. Additionally, faculty may request an instructor-led face-to-face component, to complement this training.

All online assignments and assessments for this workshop must be verified as successful before a certificate of completion will be issued.

All faculty are required to complete this course. New full-time faculty are enrolled in the Falcon Online Training course and a workshop will be presented during the New Faculty Orientation. New adjuncts should schedule a workshop through their department contact or with the Faculty Innovation Center (386) 506-3485.

(b) Regular & Substantive Interaction

This training defines the federal guidelines for substantive interaction and demonstrates ways to include substantive interaction in online and hybrid courses using various tools in Falcon Online. This fully online training is available in Falcon Online and is estimated to take 3 hours to complete. Faculty who do not assess anything in Falcon Online, nor maintain a syllabi, are exempt from this course.

All hybrid and online faculty are required to complete Substantive Interaction within the first semester they are enrolled. Visit the Training page to register for a session or contact the Faculty Innovation Center to request a session (386) 506-3485.

(c) Additional Training

Other workshops and training on a variety of topics are available throughout the year. Go to the Training page to search for current offerings of all workshops and training. Faculty who teach in different modalities are required to take additional workshops through the Division of Online Studies and the Department of Instructional Resources. Visit the Training page from the Division of Online Studies website to view these requirements.