Online & Distance Education, in cooperation with ITS-Educational Technology, provides comprehensive instructional support for faculty members who wish to develop distance learning courses. Our instructional developers work individually with faculty members using Blackboard, an online learning management system. No prior experience with Blackboard or specialized knowledge of the web required.

Our Responsibilities

  • Identify courseware options and provide course and content design recommendations
  • Develop Blackboard environment
  • Convert course content to online format and upload to Blackboard
  • Train faculty members to use instructional features of Blackboard
  • Provide development and support for UNI eLearning Suite tools, such as Blackboard, Panopto, Zoom, Turnitin and VoiceThread
  • Provide ongoing technical support as the course progresses

Instructor Responsibilities

  • Review operational procedures for online courses
  • Consult with Online & Distance Education to share course objectives
  • Provide course content electronically so Online and Distance Education can place it into Blackboard
  • Facilitate instruction