With the revised My Institution page on Blackboard (July 2022), how instructors find/see their courses on Blackboard has changed. Follow the tips below:
- If the course has a start date that’s set in the future, it shows up under Upcoming Courses as Private (you have access as instructor, students do not). Once the start date passes, the course will open and automatically move to Current Courses. You can access Upcoming Courses by clicking either the term drop down or the Upcoming Courses link.
Note: Courses that are manually opened by instructors (no start date set) show up in Current Courses as Private.
Take advantage of these resources to engage your students on the first day of class:
Are you ready for teaching the fall semester beginning August 29? This session for Mequon traditional adjuncts teaching in-person points you to vital information, including effective first session strategies, finding policies and resources, Academic Resource Center (ARC) services, taking attendance, Faith and Learning, classroom AV resources, and what is required in Blackboard/how to find Blackboard Resources.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Wednesday, August 17, 5:00 – 6:45 pm Eastern via Zoom.
Grace, Faith, Scripture Portrait of a Lutheran, Facutly orientation, August, 2022
Begin with Intrigue The Teaching Professor
Final Fall-2022-Mequon-Adjunct Orientation 8-17-2022
Preparing for the First Day of Class
Faculty learns how to create, engage in, and grade Blackboard online discussion boards.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Wednesday, August 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central/2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern via Zoom.
How to create a discussion forum
How to view, subscribe, read and respond to discussion forums
How to grade discussion forums
This interactive session for faculty leaders, department chairs, and program directors suggests strategies for the development of effective curricula for academic programs. These strategies could be applied to new programs or to improve and refresh existing programs.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Friday, August 12, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom.
Practices and Processes – Building an Effective Curriculum
Voicethread is a tool in Blackboard that takes the idea of an online discussion board to a new level of engagement. Participants learn how to access and navigate the Voicethread options, create a basic instructor introduction, comment on a Voicethread using audio, video, or text, and set up a graded Voicethread assignment.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Friday, August 12, 10:00 – 11:00 am Central/11:00 am – Noon Eastern via Zoom.
The Assessment of Student Learning channel on the Faculty tab of the portal provides current resources for curriculum mapping and assessment.
Here are the resources for this program that was held on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
Assessment Party Recording 2022
Assessment PARTY 22 August 11
GLO Categories 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Ally is a tool in Blackboard to help instructors make their content more accessible. Your class is full of diverse students with unique learning abilities, needs and devices. Course content created with this in mind can benefit not only your students with disclosed disabilities such as visual impairments and dyslexia, but improve the learning experience for all of your students.
During this information session, we show the Ally accessibility indicators and Ally instructor feedback report. We also demonstrate common fixes in Microsoft Word that can help make your content more accessible for all students.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Thursday August 11, 9:30 – 11:00 am Central/10:30 am – Noon Eastern via Zoom.
Document Improvement Guide 2022
Other Ally Resources
This session is primarily for full-time faculty.
Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, including research/scholarship support, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Wednesday, August 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern via Zoom.
2022 Aug 10 Faculty Resources Handout
New syllabus template e-mail July 1, 2022
The first half of this session shows how faculty can create Blackboard Tests using three commonly used question types. The second half of the session covers Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor. Faculty learns the difference between LockDown Browser and Monitor, and how to enable the appropriate settings based on where students take the test.
Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Wednesday, August 10, 1:00 – 2:30 pm Central/2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern via Zoom.
Blackboard Test Feedback Options Summer 2020
Blackboard Tests Summer 2020
Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Summer 2020