Developing a Faculty Resource Center in the Blackboard LMS
The University of Texas at Arlington has experienced extensive growth in its online courses over the past five years. As more colleges at the university offer programs in the Blackboard LMS, faculty members enter the online realm with a variety of knowledge and skills. A faculty resource center offers these instructors the opportunity to have more ownership of their courses by providing instructional manuals and videos, best practices, and a collaborative location to share strategies and experiences.
OUTCOMES: Understand the role that a resource center plays in furthering faculty engagement and learning in an online environment * Understand the strengths and weaknesses of using a faculty resource center * Understand how to engage faculty members through online collaborative sessions * Understand how to adapt resources to varying program standards
Director, Learning Experience, Texas A&M University