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Remote Teaching and Learning Tips

Remote Teaching and Learning Tips

Remote Teaching For Instructors

Make use of Blackboard features that support instructor engagement with students, student engagement with each other, and digital access to content, assignments, and assessments.

Remote Learning For Students

Here are some resources and pointers that will help you quickly transition to remote learning

Create Rules for Content/Assessments

Instructors can create a set of rules and apply some criteria to control how content is released to students in their courses.

Join Zoom Meetings Through Blackboard

All live class meetings delivered through Zoom are accessible on your Blackboard course page.

Organize your course simple way on Blackboard

Copy or move single items between courses and content areas.

Retention Center on Blackboard

Create custom alerts to keep you apprised of student performance throughout the term.

Follow on students’ assignments on Blackboard

In your online course, you can assess student performance with a collection of Blackboard Learn tools

Create Tests and Surveys on Blackboard

You can use tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students

Student Preview on Blackboard

Experience your course as a student- without ever logging out

Course Reports on Blackboard

Get insight into your students' activity

Change a question after a test is delivered and graded on Blackboard

Change point values in bulk, or one at a time. Useful if you realize there was an error in the question, or to assign extra credit points.


Zoom: Webinar

A Zoom Webinar allows you to host interactive, large-scale events online for up to 500 attendees

Zoom: Attendance Report

You can download attendance report.

Manage Your Meeting Room

You can check and control your participants through the waiting room in Zoom.

Breakout Room on Zoom

You can use Zoom Breakout Room feature for your group work activities no matter how crowded your class is

Setting Zoom as your default with Google calendar

Use Google Calendar? Set your default meeting option to Zoom with just one click.

What if my Zoom meeting runs over the scheduled time?

When you create a meeting, you can set the duration of the meeting. If your meeting does run over time, the session will not automatically stop. You can continue the meeting if needed.

What are Zoom breakout rooms?

Breakout rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions.

Other Tips

TIPS for VPN Connection

Students, faculty, and staff can access the KU network via the Pulse Secure client, a VPN software, allowing them to access on-campus resources away from campus.

TIPS for Digital Security

Antivirus software to provide endpoint protection

Transform Your Mobile Device into a Document Camera

Use your phone's camera as a document camera and wireless webcam in your PC or Mac.

Turn Your Phone into A Scanner

You can use your phone as a scanner to digitize your notes on paper and upload them to Blackboard or other cloud storage as PDF or Microsoft Office files.

Teaching Assistant (TA) and Instructor Assistant (IA) Roles

You can assign your students with different authorities in two different roles to your BlackBoard courses.

Recommended Test Options

It is possible to create a question pool and ask randomly selected question set for each test taker

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