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Basic Tips For Getting Started

  • Current Drexel policies and recommendations
  • Drexel resources to help familiarize yourself with Blackboard Learn
  • Think about your learning goals for your course, course activities, and course assignments.  
    • If you have taught this course before, can some or all of these be replicated in an online environment?  For example, does your course include lecture?If so, can you use video conferencing tools or video recording tools (see: Technological Considerations Section) to approximate what you do in class?  Does your course include discussion?Can you use online discussion tools to replicate that aspect of your class?  
    • For anything you typically do that cannot be replicated easily online, or if you would like to try something new, please see the Pedagogical Considerations Section for ideas.
    • Build your class Blackboard Learn page to include all course assignments, deadlines, and materials that the students will need.  
      • Try to organize these materials in a way that makes the materials accessible and easy to find and understand, for clarity.  
      • One strategy could be organizing content in content folders by week (i.e., Week 1, Week 2).  
      • Another strategy could be organizing content in content folders by topic (i.e., readings, assignments, slides).
    • Be patient with yourself and be open to the possibility of adjusting as needed as you and your students get used to teaching and learning in this environment.
    • Make use of these resources from The Office of Faculty Advancement: Remote Teaching at Drexel University and Remote Teaching Workshops.