After You Complete All Activities
If you have completed all of the self-paced training, you should now feel confident enough with your learning management system to start your course development.
Please remember that the learning management system is just a tool, albeit a powerful one. It is up to you, the instructor, to create pedagocically sound online instruction. Your next step should include learning how to create a quality distance learning course.
CFCC has some resources to help you accomplish this:
- DL Faculty Resources site:
This is the main page for faculty distance learning assistance, which includes information about procedures and guidelines, course development, teaching with Blackboard, a training schedule, distance learning news, and additional professional resources.
- Distance Learning News:
Keep updated about the latest distance learning news, including tips for teaching online, updates and issues related to Blackboard learning management system, and information about resources to help build quality online courses.
You can also subscribe to the DL News and have new posts sent directly to your email account.
- Blackboard's On Demand Learning Center:
Select from over 50 movie (close captioned and most under 3 minutes long)or text tutorials for specific Blackboard features.
- NC Community Colleges Help:
This help site from NC Community Colleges includes many helpful tutorials for each of Blackboard's features. Select the appropriate item in the left column menu to get started.
Help for Your Students
When teaching online, it is also important for you to be aware of resources available for your students.
- Help Your Students Help Themselves:
From the Distance Learning department at CFCC, this section provides the instructor with suggestions and resources to help students be successful in their online courses.
- Blackboard On Demand Learning Center:
Blackboard offers many short movie tutorials to help students learn how to use their learning management system.
- NCCCS Blackboard Help:
The North Carolina Community College System provides a full range of tutorials on all of Blackboard's features, in addition to contact information for 24/7 help.