Are you an online/hybrid faculty member at GVSU? If so, we have some news for you!
As you look ahead to teaching your online and hybrid courses in 2020, we have prepared the following resources designed to help support you and your students.
6 Tips for Teaching Online and Hybrid Classes in 2020
Consider joining an Online and Hybrid Faculty Learning Community to explore best practices and learn from your peers! Learn more on the Online/Hybrid Faculty Learning Community web page.
Focus on student success and retention with Blackboard tools. Maximize student retention by proactively contacting inactive students, students with missing deadlines, or poor performance. The Blackboard Grade Center shows the date of last course access for students and gradebook colors can be set to trigger alerts for faculty based on student performance.
The Retention Center, Performance Dashboard and Item Statistics provide faculty with information about student activity as well as the ability to monitor students at-risk. Use these tools to determine whether any students in your class are falling behind or neglecting to check Blackboard regularly. Intervene early on, so they get back on track quickly.
- Encourage students to complete the Online/Hybrid Orientation in Blackboard. All students enrolled in an online or hybrid class are automatically added into a CourseSite in Blackboard entitled: “Online/Hybrid Orientation”. A link to this site is available to students in the “My Courses” module after logging into Blackboard. Students that perform all of the required activities in the orientation are provided with a “Certificate of Completion”.
- Have a question or need assistance? Contact an Instructional Designer on the eLearning team:Glenna Decker – Instructional Designer
4453 Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)
email@example.com | 616-331-2598
Matt Roberts – Instructional Designer
4452 Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)
firstname.lastname@example.org | 616-331-9085
Kim Kenward – Instructional Designer
268C Richard M. DeVos Center (DEV)
email@example.com | 616-331-2131
Best wishes for a wonderful and relaxing break and a successful start to your 2020 semester!
If we can be of further support as you teach your online and hybrid courses, please reach out to the following units at GVSU:
- eLearning and Emerging Technologies, Online Education Council, University Libraries, the Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center, and the Office of the Provost.