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.


myLesley Student Orientation

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

Create an Emergency Plan

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.




Quick Guide to Online Teaching

This presentation from Kristen Bourgault at Quinnipiac University's School of Education is designed to guide faculty to quickly transition to an online format.


Technology Crosswalk 

Choose the right tool for the task. Review possible technology matches for the activity your students need to do. 


Library Resources 

Be sure to check out the Library's Remote Guide and reach out to Ask-a-Librarian for assistance. 


Hoonuit Video Tutorials and Workshops

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


Teaching Remotely (Blackboard Learn Basics)

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.


eLIS Workshops and Office Hours

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



Teaching Remotely

Online Course Facilitation QuickStart Guide

This document will walk you through basic criteria and explanations for teaching online, including technology, teaching presence, setting expectations, student interaction, and providing feedback.


Designing and Facilitating Online Discussions

This document will walk you through best practices for designing and facilitating engaging online discussions.


Meeting Online in Collaborate Ultra  

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. 


Getting Started with Teaching a Virtual Class (Collaborate Ultra) 

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. 


View video tutorials for Getting Started with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.


Recommended Resources for Teaching Remotely


Going Online in a Hurry

This article from The Chronicle of Higher Education lays out some strategies to get your course online quickly.


Best Practices: Online Pedagogy

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.