Over this past academic year, I have had the pleasure of being part of the Online Faculty Fellows. As part of this experience, we were trained on Quality Matters standards and process for ensuring quality online courses. The training modules and group discussions were impactful, not only for online courses that I am developing but
Have to teach an online course that someone else built? If it’s well designed, the transition should be seamless. If it’s lousy, you’re in for a long haul.
Because of the FERPA laws that protect your privacy, it is best to communicate with your professor using the standard Blackboard tools. Here is how to use the Course Messages tool if your professor has it turned on.
Has your professor assigned you to a group in Blackboard? Here’s how to use those tools.
To protect your FERPA rights, it’s best to use the Blackboard tools for contacting your professor. Here is how to use Blackboard to email your professor if that tool has been activated for you.
Have more courses than you want to see in your “My Courses” area? Clean it up!
Sometimes a student submission needs to be cleared. This shows you how to do that.
Course completion certificates are pretty cool, actually.
It’s good to have a clean course, and getting the menu buttons just right is a good first step.