ADA and Going Online

Learn about Ally, the tool in Blackboard that checks to see if your class materials pass the ADA requirements established by federal law. Ally on Blackboard helps faculty protect against noncompliance and serve all students with universal design in mind. It is easy to use, too: Ally Resources and Support (PDF)

Compliance Help for Online Teaching

QM Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) Checklist

A helpful guide with suggested activities and practices to help you do all you can to create a good online class in times of Covid awareness.

Connecting with Students and Building Community

This link takes you to a series of workshops from Penn State available to all universities nationwide. It offers four video workshops about converting courses to blended or online formats and a plethora of useful linked resources via google docs. The emphasis in the series is connecting with students by increasing student engagement in your course design and delivery: Planning for Student Engagement

Designing Online Courses

6 Ways to Improve Your Syllabus

1. Could you turn your syllabus into an infochart?

2. Does your syllabus show the big picture?

3. Does your syllabus convey your enthusiasm and empathy for students?

4. Is anybody reading your syllabus?

5. Could your syllabus also become a FAQ Discussion Board?

6. Does your syllabus contain the updated anti-discrimination and harassment policy statement?

SSU Faculty Helping Faculty

To Request Help:

If you are in need of help, consult the Google Faculty Support Doc, and reach out to any of the Faculty listed who have indicated they are available to help with your topic of concern.

Blackboard Support

For SSU ITS Blackboard Support M–F 9 am–5 pm:
Online: IT Service Desk Web Form 
Call: (740) 351-3538