Ferris Online
Faculty Resources for Online Learning

Many departments at Ferris collaborate to provide support and resources for our faculty who teach online.  Listed below are some commonly used links for those who teach online, as well as links to organizations where you can find more information on training resources and current research findings for online learning.

Links for current issues/topics on BlackBoard technical issues:

BlackBoard - Faculty Support  This link provides many helpful topics, such as how to generate course reports to find out who is logging in; how to move course content into a new shell; how to hide your old courses; how to add a test student and much more!!

Making your course shell 'available' to students  Courses are not automatically opened for students to access!  Find out what you need to do before the first day of classes to make your course available.

American Disabilities Act guidelines for online courses  Find out what simple things you can do in your online course to make it more accessible for students with hearing and/or sight impairments.

Requesting a Course Shell  How to get your course shell so you can start development.

Find additional information on how to teach online, training, and answers to common questions:

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning - including current BlackBoard training dates

BlackBoard Support Issues

Sloan Consortium

University Professional and Continuing Education Association