Seamless Delivery Across Platforms

The Office of eLearning provides support services for students, faculty and staff. Through individual course consultation and group training, the Office of e-Learning serves as a guidepost for applied online pedagogy as well as an information hub for the latest in instructional technology. We stand as a resource for faculty at any level of experience and at any stage in course development.


Goals for USCB Online Courses

University of South Carolina Beaufort online programs place great emphasis on the consistency, continuity and integrity of the learning environment. All online academic courses at the University are considered equivalent to traditional courses and are taught by regular faculty.

 USCB's online courses are designed using nationally-approved standards of quality for course design and delivery and adhere to the same prerequisites and requirements as traditional sections of identical courses.

Our goal is to enable a rich learning environment that will afford students the intellectual tools and content mastery they need to advance their professional growth and to foster a habit of lifelong learning.

In particular, we are delighted to collaborate with individual faculty and faculty cohorts to create, design and deliver engaging distance-learning courses using a variety of innovative technology tools. Through these efforts, students are able to balance their academic, professional and personal lives while working toward their educational goals and enriching their futures.

Spring 2024 eLearning Short Courses

Check out the Spring eLearning Schedule for opportunities to boost your skills in hybrid teaching and learning, the new Blackboard Ultra, using Panopto and more.

Innovation in Action: Faculty Excellence in Blackboard Ultra
Fall 2023 - Spring 2024

Faculty excellence pdf

Creating a Photo Roster

photo roster tutorial video


Contact Us

Lori J. Vargo, MA, MEd

Director of Learning

Office: 843-208-8272
Fax:       843-208-8295
One Sandshark Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Lori J. Vargo, MA, MEd

Lori Vargo is the Director of eLearning at the University of South Carolina Beaufort and has spent her career teaching others how to use technology to achieve learning outcomes. An accomplished instructional designer with expertise in creating engaging learning activities and compelling course content, Vargo led the development of USCB’s Palmetto College Human Services, Hospitality Management, and Public Health online courses. Before moving to South Carolina, Vargo worked at The University of Akron and was the Implementation Manager for a state-wide online professional development program in collaboration with the Ohio Board of Education. Vargo has been honored by Apple Computer as a Distinguished Educator and most recently selected by the Online Learning Consortium for attendance at the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning.