Faculty Resources

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.

Overall Recommendations


STaR (Scholarly Technology and Resources) Training with Blackboard

  • Self-paced training: a two-part series that ends in a certificate of completion, introducing best practices in online course design and delivery
  • Online Course Design: Join the STaR Instructional Design team for faculty development in online course design basics including additional training and tips for using Blackboard.

Designing and Delivering with Access in Mind (Disability Resources)

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