Check you’re ready to start teaching online
Guidelines and materials have been specifically created in response to the COVID19 situation and will assist you in the transition to online teaching and learning. A strong feature of the Teaching and Learning Continuity Guidelines is that it outlines side-by-side online strategies with links to instructional resources.
Know our Learning Management System - Blackboard
Moving your teaching from face-to-face to Blackboard
The University has expectations regarding the components of what must be in your Blackboard course as you move online. These are detailed in the Minimum Presence Blackboard Guidelines.
If you are still relatively new to teaching and/or Notre Dame
Consider reading the newly created Learning and Teaching guide for Academics to assist you to better understand the learning & teaching context e.g. academic integrity and copyright.
Communicate, communicate, communicate … and be visible
Let your students know your expectations for learning online - such as deadlines, how to communicate with you and peers, class participation. Always be active and present in your Blackboard course. You need to develop an online PRESENCE.
Concentrate on one week at a time
Review the upcoming week and decide what needs to be updated or modified. Set a pattern in terms of how the material is structured each week so students can predict what to expect.
Translate your lecture/tutorial/workshop/laboratory into the online environment
See Step 2: Strategies for how to do this.
Make academic integrity a priority
In preparing materials you must ensure that all copyright requirements are adhered to i.e., all material must include a citation to the original source and/or a copyright notice.
Make sure that Blackboard is setup so the students can submit online.
Then ask yourself:
- What changes do I need to make to ensure students can successfully demonstrate that they’ve met the Learning Outcomes?
- Are all instructions and materials about assessments available in Blackboard?
*The design of this resource is informed by Fordham University, Gebelli School of Business IT.