Instructional Continuity Resources for Faculty | Coppin State University

Instructional Continuity Resources for Faculty

Instructional Continuity Resources for Faculty

From extreme weather situations days to natural disasters, such unexpected events can disrupt face-to-face instruction. Coppin is outfitted with diverse instructional tools that can minimize instructional impact in the event of class cancellations.

Instructional Technologies

Blackboard Learn is the learning management system used by Coppin faculty to facilitate student instruction and grading. Blackboard integrates several tools to diversity instructional opportunities, including:

  • Panopto to record lectures, live-stream courses, and provide video-based assessments;
  • TurnItIn to grade student papers and detect for potential plagiarism;
  • NBC Learn, a resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current event stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media;
  • Blackbaord Collaborate to host synchronous online meetings (classes, office hours, tutoring sessions, etc.);
  • Blackboard Ally to make digital course content more accessible;
  • PlayPosit to create interactive video lessons from items posted on YouTube, Ted, Vimeo, and other video repositories; and
  • Qwickly to manage student attendance.

Each faculty member has a Microsoft Office 365 Account, which allows up to five downloads of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) onto personal devices, such as home computers and laptops. Your Office 365 license also gives you access to several tools such as Forms (create online surveys), Bookings (allow students to schedule appointments via an online portal), Sway (create digital story pages), Flipgrid (video-based discussion board), and Teams (virtual project space).

Mobile Apps

Most of the instructional technology tools have mobile apps where you can create and assess content. Consider downloading these apps to your mobile device. All of them are free.

Blackboard Instructor

Panopto

EagleMobile (the mobile app for EagleLINKS)

Strategies for Preserving Instructional Continuity

Consider the following strategies to adapt your face-to-face instruction to an online environment.

Communicate with Students

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Post announcements in Blackboard.

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Send email from Blackboard.

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Record video messages in Panopto with pertinent information.

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Post files, documents, and other resources in Blackboard.

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Have a synchronous conversation in a Blackboard Collaborate room.

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Provide Instruction

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Record lectures in Panopto.

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Host a live webcast in Panopto.

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Have a live, synchronous online class in Blackboard Collaborate.

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Post reading materials and files in Blackboard.

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Share videos from NBC Learn.

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Assess Student Learning

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Create a test or quiz in Blackboard (it will automatically grade certain types of test questions)

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Post a question for discussion on the Blackboard Discussion Board

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Facilitate a Flipgrid video-based discussion

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Create and receive an assignments in Blackboard

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Add quiz questions to a Panopto recording

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Create a PlayPosit video-based learning assignment (can use videos from Ted Talks, YouTube, and others)

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Allow peer reviews of papers using TurnItIn

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Allow peer reviews of student papers using Blackboard

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Have student complete a journal exercise

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Preparedness Recommendations

  • Share your emergency plans with your students.
  • Prior to a campus closure, verify you can access the following elements from home:
  • Verify that your contact information is current in EagleLINKS. Encourage your students to verify as well.

Need Help?

There are several ways to receive assistance with the instructional technology tools.

Documentation and Knowledgebases

Vendor Support

  • Blackboard Learn (Available 24/7) – 1-888-882-4605
    Chat with Blackboard Support
  • NBC Learn (Available 24/7) – (877) NBC-7502
  • Panopto – (8am to 8pm EST) – 855-726-6786 Ext:443

On-Campus Help