The following resources can help you as you plan to move your courses online. We will add resources and update as we can so please check back.
Getting Your Students Ready
Survey your students
Looking for a way to quickly poll your students about their access to technology? Pivoting to Online Course Survey is a great example of some questions you could ask your students in order to better gauge their access to technology. You can create something similar using Microsoft Forms or Google Forms.
All Lesley students and faculty are enrolled in the myLesley Student Orientation community (you will need to log in to myLesley in order to access the community). This community features an orientation to myLesley for new users.
Moving Your Content Online
eLIS' recent newsletter serves as a guide to walk you through some considerations for moving your content online.
Basic Course Structure in Blackboard
This video will walk you through the best practices for creating a simple course structure in myLesley/Blackboard.
This presentation from Kristen Bourgault at Quinnipiac University's School of Education is designed to guide faculty to quickly transition to an online format.
Choose the right tool for the task. Review possible technology matches for the activity your students need to do.
This is an incredibly busy time right now and you need to prioritize. Don't record videos for software tutorials or video lectures on that topic. Hoonuit's video library has tutorials on how to use a wide range of software applications plus data analysis, plagiarism, culture and diversity, storyboarding, social and emotional learning, and so much more. Review 10 examples of how you can use Hoonuit content. Then log in with your myLesley username and password or add content directly from within your myLesley course.
Free webinar trainings from Blackboard designed to provide you easy step-by-step instructions on how to upload course content, create discussion boards for students to communicate, and provide an overview on the types of online assessments available in Blackboard Learn.
Join eLearning & Instructional Support for a series of workshops to help support faculty transitioning to online learning. Updated offering and times for the week of March 23
This document will walk you through basic criteria and explanations for teaching online, including technology, teaching presence, setting expectations, student interaction, and providing feedback.
This document will walk you through best practices for designing and facilitating engaging online discussions.
This guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of planning for, creating, and facilitating an online meeting using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Also review our Collaborate Ultra support articles and the Web Conferencing Event Guidelines.
Learn how to invite guests to your Collaborate Ultra webinar from any course or community. There is no need to have access to the myLesley course or community to join the webinar. Your guest will have access to the web meeting, but not to your myLesley course.
Free webinar training from Blackboard on Collaborate Ultra for online meetings with your students. This 30-minute session will review the Collaborate interface and tools available to use while teaching online.
Recommended Resources for Teaching Remotely
This article from The Chronicle of Higher Education lays out some strategies to get your course online quickly.
This resource, from Teach Remotely at Harvard University, is designed to help you think about how to teach online. It focuses on the most common teaching practices that are effective in an online environment.