New Faculty Helping Faculty Online Community

The Faculty Helping Faculty Blackboard Organization is now available. This is a forum for UA Little Rock faculty to share tips, ideas and provide assistance to each other as the university navigates the possibility of quickly transitioning face-to-face courses to an online format. This Organization is set up for faculty to be able to self-enroll, participate in discussion boards, as well as collaborate on ideas. Dr. Elisabeth Sherwin has agreed to serve as facilitator and moderator for the Faculty Helping Faculty community and may be contacted at ebsherwin@ualr.edu.

Instructions to self-enroll in the Faculty Helping Faculty org on Blackboard:

  1. Log into Blackboard and open the “myOrganizations” tab
  2. Click on the “Organization Search” box (on the left of the screen) and type “Faculty Helping Faculty
  3. Open the org and click on “enroll” (left hand side of the screen)

myOrganizations Self-enroll Screenshot

Click Here to ENROLL NOW

Additionally, transcript content has been added from the university’s third-party resource called Monday Morning Mentor (MMM), which provides valuable tips created by faculty, for faculty. This week’s MMM topic is “How Can I Become a Better Online Instructor?” but we will also provide the previous MMM transcripts as well here. This resource up to now has been for faculty participating in either the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) or the university Faculty Mentoring program (FMP).

Finally, please reach out to eLearning & STaR to get help with Blackboard training and technical support as well as instructional design questions. Please contact star@ualr.edu to ask for assistance and remember that during this time, our office is providing virtual (online) STaR Open Lab Sessions.  These sessions allow faculty to visit with STaR staff on any question related to designing and delivering effective online learning using best practices. No registration is required and starting March 11th, these sessions will run from 10am-12pm CST and 1pm-3pm CST on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. These sessions will meet virtually via this link to the STaR Online Training Room (Collaborate Ultra video conferencing tool).

Requests for individualized training from STaR should be made via the Faculty Request for Blackboard Training Form.

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