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Online Teaching Readiness

The Learning Design Center and CIT are available to support your online needs.

Start building your online course today.  Walk through the resources to get up and running quickly.

Online Teaching

In order to teach an online or fully online course, you must have a current online teaching certification. Learn more about online teaching certification.

Online courses (600-section level) are automatically created in Blackboard at least 6 weeks before the semester.  Registered students are automatically added to the course. Once you are assigned to your course in Banner, your course will be available up to 3 hours later and will be available to you on the Courses tab on the Blackboard menu.

Cursor clicking on the Course menu option

If you would like to merge multiple sections of the same course, please contact CIT.

Adding Templates to an Online Course

If you are building a Blackboard course from scratch, use the templates below to kick start your design. The templates can be used for in-person and blended modalities as well.

Available for 15-Week Semester
Available for Winter Term

Online Teaching

Now that you are ready to start designing and adding content, use the Online Learning Readiness Checklist.  The checklist will help you prep the course for the first few weeks.

Online Readiness Checklist

Accessibility

Students have a diverse set of needs in order to successfully access textbooks and ancillary materials.  All digital materials must be ADA compliant to meet our students needs. It is the faculty's responsibility to ensure that students can access the material in a reasonable amount of time.

For more information on digital accessibility, watch a recent webinar Making Your Course Digitally Accessible.  A toolkit for accessibility is also available Creating Accessible Digital Documents.

Assess Student Learning Online

Looking for an alternative for an in-class exam? Review these ideas for alternative assessments to in-class exams that you can use to increase student access to online learning. Look for assessments that align with Bloom's cognitive levels.

Find Your Technology Needs

Use the Teaching in a Technology-Flexibility Environment to help you match course needs with student device availability. Read more about about strategies when using Respondus LockDown Browser.