Some professors like to develop their content in Word an insert it into the course template when finished. Other professors would rather build the content directly in Blackboard. Either way, the content will end up in the course template.
If you watched the Blackboard tutorials related to Assessments in Blackboard, you're already familiar with the Blackboard communication platform.
Please remember that CTL teaches a Blackboard Certification program that will help you immensely with your proficiency as Blackboard. Contact Donna Curtis to register.
In addition, you may consult the training tab on the Faculty Essentials Website for a list of short tutorials you can watch on your own as you need them.
Rachel Blisson (E-Learning & Instructional Design Specialist).please solidify the date your Department Chair requires your materials to be in the development section of Blackboard using the Regent Undergraduate Course template. Your Chair should be contacted to be sure your course templates (online and on campus) have been created in the appropriate area in Blackboard. There should be no personal identification on the course material as other instructors may be using this material in the future. If you need assistance with the location of your developer's course template in Blackboard, contact
To maintain a consistent look and feel in our courses, we require that faculty use the template you see below. Be sure you ask your faculty chair the date that your materials are to be in the development section of Blackboard using the template. Be sure you are clear on the instructions to access the correct one. There should be no personal identification in the syllabus as other instructors may be using this material in the future. If you need assistance with the location of your developer's course template in Blackboard, contact Rachel Blisson (E-Learning & Instructional Design Specialist).
Template Demo (Coming Soon)
As a general rule, the minimum amount of time needed to develop a course is 96 to 112 hours.
Once the course is developed, it will be distributed to the various course sections offered by the registrar and facilitated by numerous faculty members; therefore, please leave the faculty information section of the template empty. The instructor identified for each section will fill in the information, set up the announcements and arrange groups on the discussion board.
The developer is however, responsible for writing the discussion board questions. The developer is responsible for setting up the gradebook to correspond to the assessments in the course. The template will include a course resources item on the menu. There will be a folder of Blackboard tutorials and other useful information already created.
As the developer of the course, you must develop and upload course content into a template for the online course and a template for the on campus courses.
Course content is to be loaded into the Assignment area. This includes any content that you want students to read or cover in the course. By putting the materials in this section, students are drawn to it because they want to know what they need to DO each week. Go to the control panel and select Assignments. Next create a folder for each week. Example: Week One