Basic Recommendations for Online Teaching and Remote Collaboration
The resources listed below are basic entry points for engaging with the systems supported at UA Little Rock for online teaching and remote collaboration. The university will allocate a portion of its federal CARES Act funding towards technology needs to support faculty and students in the fall semester.
STaR (Scholarly Technology and Resources) Training with Blackboard
- Fast Track to Online Teaching: a synchronous, 2-day online webinar led by Dr. Daryl Tate in summer 2020 (sessions still open 7/1-2 and 8/4-5)
- Self-paced training: a two-part series that ends in a certificate of completion, introducing best practices in online course design and delivery
Designing and Delivering with Access in Mind (Disability Resources)
- Captioning videos
- Extended time for exams in Blackboard
- Inclusive assessments
- Quality Assurance Standards
Google Suite (all employees and students have access to this service)
- G Suite Learning Center
- Google Hangouts and Meet is a video conferencing service – conduct meetings via audio, video, chat, and screen sharing. [Expanded service available through September 30, 2020.]
- Google Drive includes productivity apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides – which allow you to create and store files. You can also collaborate with other users on the same document in real-time.
- Google Classroom is a tool to manage classwork: create and distribute assignments (both group and individual), grade and send feedback, and view student progress.
Faculty Helping Faculty Blackboard Online Community
- Blackboard organization where faculty can share tips, ask questions, recommend and discuss articles, blogs, webinars, etc