Online Learning with Blackboard

 





Why is this service important or valuable to faculty?

  • Fully online courses provide both you and your students with a convenient and effective learning environment, anytime and anywhere.
  • Hybrid courses, where some class time is face-to-face and other time spent learning online, allow you to select the most effective delivery method for the various activities in your course.
  • Web-enhanced courses meet face-to-face, but include a Blackboard coursesite to enhance course content and activities, such as online access to PowerPoints, a gradebook, or between-class discussions.

What are some exciting and useful capabilities of this service? 

  • Provide your students with online access to course documents, including your syllabus, PowerPoints, case studies, journal articles, etc.
  • Communicate easily with your students using email, discussion boards, and class announcements.
  • Include an online gradebook to keep students informed of their progress and grades.
  • Conduct formative and summative quizzes and exams online, and have items automatically graded and entered into an online gradebook.

How do I begin using this service?

TLT assistance is available for all aspects of your online course: advising, designing, developing, training, teaching, and supporting. For assistance with or questions about their online courses, instructors should contact their school's TLT representatives:

  • School of Health Professions
    Sonny Painter, SHP Educational Technology Liaison, (913) 588-5532
    Kelsie Nunnally, SHP eLearning Support Specialist, (913) 588-3678

  • School of Medicine
     Douglas Adams, SoM Educational Technology Liaison, (913) 588-6062
     April Robbs, SoM eLearning Support Specialist, (913) 588-7361

  • School of Nursing
    Nellie Modaress, SoN Educational Technology Liaison, (913) 588-7341
    Julie Zimmerman, SoN eLearning Support Specialist, (913) 588-7114

For additional online training, check out Blackboard's YouTube Playlists

    Last modified: Dec 11, 2014
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