Here at the Center for eLearning we understand that it can be a challenging endeavor to develop an online course that promotes interaction, motivates learners, and engages learners in a meaningful way.

It's even more challenging to transform a course that has traditionally been taught in a face–to–face format to a hybrid course or 100% online course. As the instructor, not only are you building a course, but also a virtual classroom that is, more than ever before, dependent on sound course design principles. We use sound online course design theories, models of instructional design, and a framework for online course design to take your traditional classroom into the online world.

Along this journey we have learned many things that could help you while you build your course.

We thought it would be a good idea to share this knowledge with you so that you don't have to go through the same trials and tribulations that we did.


Basic HTML for Educators

Introduction As an educator in higher ed; chances are you will be asked to make an online course using an LMS. Whether you use it to make your own course, or to modify an existing one, Learning Management Systems each have some sort of HTML editor. These HTML editors are meant to be easy to… Continue Reading

Bb Content Manager Introduction

This video will give online course instructors a glimpse at Course Content Management within Blackboard learn. It explains what Content Management is, its stages, advantages, and the various pitfalls if not maintained properly. The video serves as an introduction for other tutorials. Watch This Video… Read the Transcript… Continue Reading

Bb Single File Upload Method

This tutorial video will give online course instructors information on how to upload individual course files to their Content Collection. It is one of the many ways an instructor can manage their course before it goes live. Watch This Video… Read the Transcript… Continue Reading

Bb Zip Package Upload Method

This tutorial video will give online course instructors information on how to upload compressed folders with course files to their Content Collection. It is one of the many ways an instructor can manage their course before it goes live. Watch This Video… Read the Transcript… Continue Reading

Bb Course Copying Best Practice

This video shows online instructors how to copy a course within Blackboard learn. It explains navigation, the content copying process, and tips for avoiding file corruption. Watch This Video Read the Transcript Continue Reading