March 16, 2020
Online Teaching Strategies & Tools 1
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Suggestions to help the cause

Ciao, Hello, Howdy,

The FCTL is reaching out to share some resources that can help the cause during our current stage of response to the Covid-19 crisis. The first thing I would like to suggest is to visit the Resources for Online Delivery of Courses   site put together by our Distance Education and Instructional Design (DEID) folks. There is a link to "Online Teaching Resources" at the "Mymoreheadstate" landing page. A good place to start is this video:

8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

In addition to this video and the resources provided at the site, I would like to suggest you take a look at the following:

COVID-19, Transitioning to Online Learning, and Emotions: Yours and Your Students’
Online Teaching with the most basic of tools – email

These articles provide some good information on how to approach the transition to online teaching and learning and offers some good advice. Have a read, ruminate on the material, write down some thoughts, communicate with others, make a plan and then work to make the plan happen.

As you know, I'm here to help the cause so if you need assistance, need to chat, or want to share, reach out and I will do what I can.

Buona Giornata,
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Blackboard Mobile App
Do you want students to have access to Blackboard anytime, anywhere? Does your student forget the deadline? Check out Blackboard mobile app, a very useful supplemental tool now support all major mobile phones.

Today's active learners have a need for speed. The Blackboard app gives them the information they want, the connections they crave, and the personalization they demand, on the go. We're putting learning directly in the hands of your students, so they can stay connected with their educational journey anytime, anywhere. (Form Bb mobile website)

For general information about Blackboard mobile app, visit here .
This YouTube demonstrates what Blackboard mobile app can achieve. Email for additional information and on-campus support.

Magna (Online) Webinars
24/7 Professional Development for Faculty

Featured Webinar:

Online Course Facilitation
In this webinar you will get information on the following:
  • Program Title Primary Category The Top 10 Faculty Challenges for Teaching Online
  • Improve Participation to Enhance Learning in Online Courses
  • Online Teaching Toolkit: Evaluate & Improve Your Teaching
  • Managing Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom
  • What Are the Communication 'Musts' in an Online Class?
  • How Can I Get Useful Feedback to Improve My Online Teaching?
  • How Can I Make Online Group Projects More Effective?
  • What Three Things Should I Do Each Week to Engage Online Students?
  • What Are the Best Questioning Strategies for Enhancing Online Discussions?
  • How Do I Design Innovative Assignments to Foster Learning in the Online Classroom?

Accessing Webinars:

These licensed Magna resources are available through a password-protected website. For access, faculty need to:
  • Log into MSU’s employee portal;
  • Look under the My Classes (Blackboard) section for the Magna Training Site;
  • If Magna isn't showing up in your list of courses, please send a request to be added to
  • When you click on the Magna Training Site, the Blackboard shell will open. Please note, you will be asked to submit a "Terms of Use" agreement before viewing any webinars.

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