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Course Building Resources

  • Quick Links: Course Building Tutorials and Guides
    Understand Blackboard Blackboard Comprehensive Step -by-Step Instructions (PDF) Global Navigation (Video) Inside your BB Course (Video) Course Menu (Video) Understanding Edit Mode (Video) Control Panel...
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  • Video Tutorial: Creating Customized PowerPoint Templates
    Have you ever wanted to create your own personalized PowerPoint templates instead of using the standard MS Office templates?...
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  • Design Principles for Content Materials
    Did you know that the way your lesson or lecture looks, where and how you place things on screen...
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    New to eLearning at UM?
    Browse useful information for instructors who are just getting started. Blackboard Tutorial Videos Active Learning Strategies in an Online Environment...
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    Creating Accessible Course Materials
    Course materials used in your online course must be accessible according to the university's policy.  Accessibility & Technology Solutions...
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  • Blackboard.com Tutorial Videos
    Tutorial videos for instructors are available from Blackboard. Topics vary from building your course to using the Grade Center....
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  • Welcome
    5 Simple Course Design Tips
    1. Be Human We have all called customer service centers only to encounter a robotic voice guiding us through endless...
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  • Students in the library
    Think Like A Student by Robin Street
    I once attended a writing workshop called Think Like A Fish. The speaker, a renowned writing coach, explained that...
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  • Integrating Technology in Teaching: A Model
    Since the Web 2.0 era began, there have been an explosion of online learning tools available on the Internet. Over...
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  • Cognative Theory of Multimedia Learning
    12 Principles of Multimedia Learning
    Designing learning experiences in both face-to-face and virtual worlds are more similar than you may think, but there are...
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  • Asynchronous Interaction in your Online Course using Blackboard
    When you are designing your online course, it is important to make sure that learning is not a lonely...
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  • Set Extended Time Test for Students with Disabilities
    Every semester our office receives a number of accommodation requests for students with disabilities. The most requested accommodation is...
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