March 20, 2020
Online Teaching Strategies & Tools 4
It's Friday

Happy Friday - Felice Venerdi (Italian)!

Hello Out There

How are we doing?

Today, I'm sharing some information from our Magna 20-Minute Webinars. I have been featuring webinars and today I thought I would share some information from an actual webinar. In the last newsletter, I shared an article from the Chronicle by Flower Darby titled "How to be a Better Online Teacher" and in our Magna Webinar Series there is a webinar from guess who.......Flower Darby titled "How Can I Become a Better Online Instructor?"

Take a look at the screenshot above. When you select the webinar you want to view you will get access to a pdf of a "note-taking guide", "Transcript", "Supplemental Materials" and a "Certificate of Completion".

The Magna 20-Minute Webinar is a valuable tool and I want to encourage you to take full advantage. Here's the accessing information:

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.

Okay, get into the Magna Training Site, select what you want to investigate, watch, take notes, and let me know if I can help the cause.

Let's continue to communicate

Blackboard Buzz
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.

Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCTL)
Morehead State University