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UBlearns Overview (online course)

Self-paced online course • UBlearns

This self-paced online resource allows instructors to explore all facets of Blackboard. Instructors can also request access to a Blackboard course that serves as a sandbox where they can test different tools. 

How to self-enroll

  1. Log into UBlearns (
  2. Click on the Courses tab on top right of your screen.
  3. Enter UBlearns Overview in the Course Search box and then click Go.
  4. Click the small double-down arrow to the right of the Course ID.
  5. Select Enroll.
  6. Click Submit and then click OK.

Teaching Online: an Orientation (online course)

Self-paced online course • UBlearns

Looking for tips for teaching your online courses in the fall semester? Then sign up for Teaching Online: an Orientation. This set of self-paced, online modules allows you to explore and learn about topics related to teaching online, including:

  • Best practices for teaching online
  • Asynchronous vs. Synchronous
  • Instructor presence
  • Creating expectations
  • Student engagement and interaction
  • Authentic assignments and assessments
  • Feedback and grading

Teaching Online: an Orientation is geared towards instructors who are new to teaching online, but also provides a good refresher for anyone who has already taught online.

How to enroll

To enroll in this course, contact Anne Reed, online instructional designer, Center for Educational Innovation, at