IMPORTANT: Desire to Learn (D2L) will replace Blackboard in 2020
Some of the key features of the Desire2Learn Brightspace platform that will benefit the University include:
- Flexible features to meet our shared goals and unique campus needs
- Modern, accessible, mobile-friendly interface that is easy to use
- Stable platform where updates are provided seamlessly, without downtime
- Flexible tools and apps that are easy to add and configure
- Learning analytics tools instructors can use to track engagement with courses
UMA Faculty Development Center
The Faculty Development Center is your one-stop shop for faculty and staff seeking assistance virtually or in person with distance teaching, student engagement at a distance, implementation or use of educational technology.
We are here for you to answer questions on technology in teaching, troubleshoot Blackboard or Kaltura, explore tech tools to suit your needs, and help you align the design of your online learning assets to your teaching goals.
Faculty Services we offer:
Blackboard, Zoom and Kaltura Support
Blackboard, Zoom and Kaltura help you make learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls by breathing life into educational content. They are empowering instructors with tools to engage every learner. We are here to support beginning as well as advanced users of these tools. In addition to individualized support, we also maintain tutorials on our website on Blackboard, Kaltura and Zoom
Lunch & Learn sessions and Workshops
Faculty Development Center facilitates a series of Lunch & Learn sessions and workshops throughout the year. This is a format of instructional development facilitated by faculty and staff for faculty. Workshops have generally a more hands-on, applied component to explore features and functionality of a certain educational technology tool.
Course Design Analysis
A valuable list of links and sites for all faculty.
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