This page is intended to provide a quick checklist to make sure you've remembered the key things that need to be taken care of when you are teaching a class to both an in-person or online audience.
Set up your online meeting for students who will be connecting to your class online. If you plan on meeting on Zoom, use the Blackboard Zoom integration to set up your sessions directly from within your course (the Center for Teaching Learning has created instructions for using Zoom in Blackboard). If you plan on recording your Zoom session, make sure you select the settings so that the meetings are recorded automatically in the cloud. Collaborate sessions should also be set up directly from your course within Blackboard (see the Center for Teaching and Learning's instructions for on creating Collaborate sessions).
Communicate to your students how they should access your online sessions, so any students who need to attend virtually will know where to go at class time.
Submit a request to the Help Desk if you plan to use the portable document camera.
If you are teaching in a DE room and are planning on connecting to Zoom using the DE system, submit a ticket to the Help Desk so they can connect the system in the room to your Zoom session. Include your Zoom meeting ID, passcode, and class time and location.
Use PointSolutions if you are already familiar with it or some free polling tools available on the web.
For help during class, call the classroom support number displayed on the wall by the phone.
Access your recording via the Cloud Recording tab on the Zoom app in Blackboard (it may take a while for the recording to appear – allow at least several hours after your class ended).
Zoom cloud recordings now sync automatically to Kaltura, as well. Take a look at the Center for Teaching and Learning's instructions for embedding Kaltura videos in your Blackboard courses.
Consider interacting with your students asynchronously using discussion boards or other digital technology available via Blackboard.