New Faculty Quickstart to Online Teaching
USM's Quick Start Orientation to teaching online in Blackboard is designed for new and part-time faculty who need a jumpstart on building their fully online or blended course. However, it can be used by anyone working on a new course, or anyone who is teaching a Blackboard-based course for the first time. As you work through this self-paced material you will be able to:
1. Get acclimated to Blackboard (experience student perspective)
2. Get Introduced to a variety of relevant learning theories, instructional design models and best practices
3. Write a syllabus
4. Flesh out course schedule
5. Complete module outline template for weeks 1-2
By the end of the course participants should have first 2 weeks built out in development course and the skills needed to finish remainder of the course. While you will be provided with basic information on how to use the grade center, we suggest working with a learning designer to go over grade center in person, after completing the orientation course. Contact Rucha.Modak@maine.edu to register.
CTEL’s Mid-Term Assessment survey goes out to all participating 14 week online and blended courses in Weeks 7 and 8. This anonymous survey draws on the Online Learning Consortium’s ‘Quality Scorecard’ and collects feedback from students about the design of their course/s. Contact Rucha.Modak@maine.edu to register.