Hampton University is proud to use Blackboard Learn 9.1 as its e-learning system. Blackboard Learn 9.1 is designed to enhance your classroom and campus experience. Blackboard Learn technology helps to make learning more effective in and beyond the traditional classroom walls.
Blackboard is offering a free webinar training series for faculty to help with transitioning to remote instruction. Register at Instructor Webinar Series.
Free courses are being offered in the Transitioning to Online Teaching Certificate. Go to Blackboard Academy Catalog and select “Free Courses” from the “Type of Course” section from the left hand menu.
Effective immediately, Respondus will offer DAILY training webinars for Respondus Monitor and LockDown Browser. Webinars are being scheduled at least 7 days in advance and will be available at different times of the day. Instructors and staff can register for the webinars at Respondus Webinars.
In the event that face-to-face instruction is disrupted, there are several activities that you can initiate for academic continuity and there is minimal lost to class time.
The key concept in remote instruction is to maintain substantive communication with your students, individually or collectively and on a regular basis. These methods do not have to be elaborate. Hampton University provides all faculty with access to the Blackboard Learning Management System.
Review your planned in-class face-to-face activities and consider comparable online activities. This list should help you find the closest parallels between your in person class activity and the online equivalent.
Office hours: in-person questions
Whole class or small group discussion
FlipGrid (via videos).
Collaboration among students (Group Projects)
In-class discussion about projects
In class small group discussion (in the context of a synchronous course session)
Individual student projects/in-class presentations
In class lectures or guest speakers
***NOTE: Recorded lectures should be broken up – so that each topic video is shorter than 10 minutes- this helps keep students engaged and on track.
In class writing practice or reflective writing
In-class quizzes or exams