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Getting help with Blackboard

The Instructional Design Studio provides the UDM community with Blackboard training and support. IDS provides individual and small group instruction...

More on Getting help with Blackboard Updated 8/17/17 by R. Davidson
IDS supported tools for online education

The Instructional Design Studio endeavors to provide UDM faculty and students support and training in the use of a broad range of tools used in the...

More on IDS supported tools for online education Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
What is Blackboard?

Blackboard, referred to locally as Knowledge, is a web-based platform that enables instructors to offer course content; post and collect assignments,...

More on What is Blackboard? Updated 2/7/17 by R. Davidson
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Merging courses

If you're teaching a single course that's split into multiple sections, or multiple courses that will use the same content, you may want to...

More on Merging courses Updated 8/16/17 by R. Davidson
Word-to-test conversion

The question-creation process in Blackboard can be a little tedious. If you’re looking to create a test or pool of questions quickly, a faster...

More on Word-to-test conversion Updated 9/1/17 by R. Davidson
Laptop loans for faculty

The Instructional Design Studio has a small number of laptops available for faculty interested in developing online content for their courses. These...

More on Laptop loans for faculty Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
Pedagogical support services

IDS knows that good teaching involves pedagogical risk taking and we are here to support you as you try out new things. We also know that even...

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Rubric creation and Blackboard upload assistance

Did you know that you can post your rubrics on Blackboard and link them to assignments to speed up grading and assist in student understanding of the...

More on Rubric creation and Blackboard upload assistance Updated 8/14/17 by E. Royal
Camtasia video production

If you've recorded a lecture in Camtasia and would like help getting it onto your Blackboard course site, the Instructional Design Studio is here...

More on Camtasia video production Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
Mobile lecture capture

The Instructional Design Studio has two Swivl lecture capture units available to Detroit Mercy faculty interested in recording a live lecture or...

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Teaching online?

100% online course or program

When the University offers a 100% online course or program, it will be offered with the expectation that students need not visit campus for any...

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Contact hours

The Higher Learning Commission is required by the U.S. Department of Education to assure that all its member institutions are complying with the...

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Defining ordinary and extraordinary services

Ordinary support UDM's instructional designers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your plans for your online course or program. If...

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Distance education proposal checklist

Hybrid or online courses or programs that are developed must meet a university standard for quality, sound learning objectives, student engagement,...

More on Distance education proposal checklist Updated 8/15/17 by R. Davidson
Distance learning terms

Defining commonly used terms offers faculty and administration a way of communicating ideas effectively when developing online materials, courses, or...

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Faculty compensation for development of an online program

To ensure that students in a program have consistently high quality education experiences, courses developed for an online program need to be owned...

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Faculty selection to develop and teach online courses and programs

The University will make every effort to use full-time UDM faculty to both develop and teach online courses, provided the faculty are willing,...

More on Faculty selection to develop and teach online courses and programs Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
IDS supported tools for online education

The Instructional Design Studio endeavors to provide UDM faculty and students support and training in the use of a broad range of tools used in the...

More on IDS supported tools for online education Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson
MFA Online Course / Program Approval Process

Whether you're transforming an existing course or program or creating a completely new online program, the McNichols Faculty Assembly has...

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Online program codes

Effective July 1, 2010, the Higher Learning Commission stipulated that the University of Detroit Mercy was authorized for “Initiation of...

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Ownership and Use agreements

When developing an online course, it's very important that all parties have agreed in advance on who will own the developed course and how that...

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Use of On-Campus Rooms: 75%-99% Online Course or Program Policy

There will be cases where faculty developing an online course or program will want to include one or more face-to-face sessions. This will need to be...

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Who has access to my courses?

Faculty of record (as listed on Banner) and currently registered students have access to Blackboard course sites by default. Faculty may enroll...

More on Who has access to my courses? Updated 8/14/17 by R. Davidson

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