Blackboard Sunset Information

Blackboard Sunset Information

As of June 1, 2021, Blackboard for Saint Mary’s will be fading into the sunset. With courses and organizations migrated to Canvas, we bid a fond farewell to the learning management system that many of our instructors have taught in for years. Click “read more” for instructions on final preparations for moving away from Blackboard.

Giving Feedback: What Students Need and Want

Giving Feedback: What Students Need and Want

As we make our way into and through summer courses, students are handing in their first assignments. For an instructor, this can be a daunting time. We subconsciously realize that the marks we put on a physical or digital paper stake out the relationship we have with a student for the rest of the course. So what kind of feedback helps students the most in courses? It may not be the kind of feedback you as an instructor got from your instructors in college. The keys that come up over and over again in the research can be summed up in three words: specific, timely, and personal. Click through to see what those mean.

Canvas Minimum Usage

Canvas Minimum Usage

The Canvas Minimum Usage Transition document outlines the preparations faculty should complete for their Canvas courses prior to each term. The intention of these preparation lists is to provide a minimum level of consistency across course information on the Canvas...
Honing your Certified Online Instructor Skills

Honing your Certified Online Instructor Skills

Are you designing your first course online, trying to ensure your students have the maximum in terms of access, or looking to build on the skills you’ve learned recently in one or more of Saint Mary’s Online Instructor Certification courses? The summer is a great time for that, and our partners at Wiley have some great, self-paced options that are designed to fit any schedule. Get more information and enroll with your smumn.edu email address here by clicking “read more”.

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