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Faculty Resources for Online Teaching

We are pleased to welcome you to this resource page for online teaching at Fitchburg State University. We are thrilled that you are interested in or currently teaching online. Over the past ten years at Fitchburg State University, there has been tremendous growth in online courses and programs. Students continue to look for options to further advance their learning and education, and for many, the availability of online courses is essential.

This webpage is meant to serve as a virtual handbook that will provide guidance for online teaching at Fitchburg State. We welcome your feedback on the contents of this web page and see it as a dynamic resource that will be continually updated. We wish you success with your online teaching and hope you enjoy the experience with your students.

Get started with these resources!

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University Policies and Procedures
Definitions, course development guidelines and process, and faculty FAQs
Getting Started - Course Development
Request a development shell, course copy, course menu, customization
Blackboard Training
Navigation, control panel, create faculty information, add syllabus, create item, assignments and tests, grade center
Semester Start-up Reminders
Make course available, tip sheet, merge course sections
Student Engagement
Welcomes, profiles, announcements, emails
Interactive Tools in Bb
Discussions, blogs, wikis, journals, groups
Additional Technologies
Screen and audio recordings, electronic reserves
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New to Online Teaching?

Digital Learning has created a faculty training opportunity around Online Education Standards and Best Practices (OESP). This online training module is available in Blackboard and those who complete it will receive a certificate of completion. To find out about this and other professional development opportunities, please contact Nicole Chelonis, Director of Digital Learning | 978.665.3354 

Content Issues?

Nicole Chelonis, Director of Digital Learning | 978.665.3354

Technical Issues?

Fitchburg State University's Help Desk | 978.665.4500 or 866.830.0518
Contact the Help Desk anytime by completing the Online Help Desk Request Form