Fall Semester Plan: Distance Learning

BlackBoard Learn Teaching Essentials – July 8th-22nd

This course includes building courses, assessing learners, enhancing communication, and evaluating your course. We will cover elements within Blackboard like creating content, organizing content, discussions, assignments, tests and many others. This course will also examine best practices related to designing and delivering your course.

BlackBoard Learn Advanced Teaching – July 23rd-August 6th

This course includes monitoring student performance, building online communities, and designing engaging content. We will look in depth at grade center, discussions, journals, and groups while focusing on engaging students.

Increasing Participation and Discussion in an Online Environment – July 21st

Establishing and Communicating Academic Expectations – July 21st

Virtual Fall Kickoff – All sessions will be related to increasing engagement and communication in online courses – August 12th

BlackBoard Faculty Community – A large number of resources and professional development opportunities for faculty are housed there for faculty access at any time related to online course strategies and best practices.