Online Learning with Blackboard

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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

School of Medicine

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

School of Nursing

Last modified: Sep 01, 2015