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Moving to Remote Teaching

Faculty support staff are available to support your transition to remote teaching during the COVID-19 health emergency.

 

When planning your course delivery options, use the Remote Teaching in a Technology-Flexibility Environment to help you match course needs with student device availability.

Engaging with Students

Communication with student can utilize various tools available:

  • Starfish provides a central location to connect students to the people and services that can help them be successful.
  • Use Collaborate for drop-in office hours.
  • Listen to Karen Costa about communicating proactively and reactively with students
  • Also provide links to Blackboard Student Help.

Quick Start for Blackboard

Need to learn about a new feature of Blackboard? Looking for a reminder of how to do something? Quick Start for Blackboard includes information on using key Blackboard features and links to the webinars. Features include: Communications, Adding Content, Assignments, Tests and Discussions.

Using Collaborate Successfully

Collaborate can be used effectively in several different ways. Learn more about using Collaborate to hold live classes, recording lectures and setting up office hours.

Grading Online with Blackboard

Learn more about the Grade Center in Blackboard through videos and step-by-step instructions. Grade your assignments, test and discussions. Create a total or weighted total column.

Remote Teaching Strategies

Moving to remote teaching often asks you to consider new strategies for teaching and supporting learning. Remote Teaching Strategies shares proven and easy-to-implement strategies in key areas such as Fostering Faculty Voice, Sharing Content, Assessing Learning, and Student Engagement.

Plan B

We are all doing our best to plan for our current situation. We are learning that our circumstances are variable and changing – including what devices and access our students have; whether the systems that we are relying on can fail under a high level of use. In Plan B, you can find strategies for developing a resiliency plan, alternative assignments, and other techniques if the system fails.

Ask a Question

As always, if the above do not address a specific need or concern for your class, ask us and we will be in touch.