Faculty Instructional Technology Start-of-the-Semester Checklist

Published Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Faculty: take a few moments to review this checklist.  In it are some common tasks to get your semester off to a great start. 

Welcome to a new academic year!  Here are a few items to get your semester off to a fantastic start.  Click on the links for instructions or additional details. 

For further assistance, contact the Instructional Technology and Training Department at 410-951-2643 or tlt@coppin.edu.   


  • Blackboard courses will automatically open for all faculty on Monday, August 28, 2017.   Faculty are no longer required to open Blackboard courses.
  • Watch the Blackboard Template Orientation video to understand what’s available in the template and to obtain strategies for using the content areas.


  • Create an orientation video about how to navigate the Blackboard course. 
  • If necessary, move lectures from previous semesters to the current semester.  
  • Remember to record each class session!  (Tip: deputize a student to remind you to launch Tegrity at the start of the class.)

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  • Download or print official class rosters. 


  • Test your classrooms.  
  • After each class session, LOG OFF from the computer.
  • After using the screen, projector, or document camera, completely EXIT the system from the touch panel.