Blackboard Teaching and Design Boot Camp
This program is designed to teach Graduate Instructors and Teaching Assistants teaching and design skills as well as critical components of efficiently using Blackboard.
A 90-minute boot camp provides these instructors with the necessary skills to save valuable time managing a Blackboard course site while implementing design principles that have been demonstrated to improve alignment with course goals and effective grading.
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Resources for Getting Started with Blackboard
- To request a course site, go to https://courses.missouri.edu and click on Request Course Site
- Help documentation site, http://etopics.missouri.edu
- New to Blackboard? http://etopics.missouri.edu/new
- Curriculum with specific eTopics links
- Demo Course
- Course Menu (tip)
- Edit Mode (tip)
- Content Area
- Add item
- Add Assessment
- Add Tool
- Control Panel
- Course Menu (tip)
Resources for Teaching and Design
A Brief Summary of the Best Practices in College Teaching is a rich collection of tips and practices for teaching face-to-face.
The following resources can help you write succinct and effective learning objectives:
- Writing Instructional Objectives
- Effective Use of Performance Objectives for Learning and Assessment
- Bloom’s Planning Sheet - this worksheet will help you align your learning objectives with your assignments
These resources can help you write effective test questions as well as clear assignment instructions:
- Questions To Ask Yourself About Assignments You Give
- 14 Rules for Writing Multiple-Choice Questions
- Designing Test Questions
- Tips for Writing Assignment Instructions
Following are examples of grading rubrics that you might find helpful:
- Tips on Grading: Using Rubrics
- Grading Rubrics: Criteria for scoring papers and presentations
- Grading and Performance Rubrics - In addition to providing examples, this resource also answers the question "What are Rubrics?"