Approaches to Online Instruction
Tier I: Basic Blackboard Tools
Tier I: Basic Blackboard Tools - Covers just the basics, such as creating announcements, sending emails, using the discussion board, uploading files, making your course available and creating basic assignments and tests.
Click on the menu items on the left to explore these in detail.
Tier II: Transforming Courses for Online Instruction
Transforming a Course for Online Learning (PDF) - A detailed, how-to-guide to using Blackboard in order to organize and convert a face-to-face course into an online format.
Tier III: Preparing to Teach Online
Preparing to Teach Online (PDF) - University of Hartford's comprehensive 8-session series on preparing, developing and instructing a fully online course, including pedagogical best practices, tips and tricks, as well as detailed how-to instructions on organizing the course, chunking content, and using Blackboard's tools.
Preparing to Teach Online (Videos) - Playlist of past recorded sessions of the 8-session series.