Fall 2020 ResourcesFall 2020 course shells are now available in Blackboard. Here are important resources to help you as you prepare for the semester 

Fall 2020 Blackboard Course Template

The Academy has created a Fall 2020 Blackboard Course Template to help faculty in the building of their Fall 2020 semester. Using this template is not required; however, it can save you time, provide you with ideas for what to include in your course, and provide students a consistent navigation of your course.

Fall 2020 Online/Blended Syllabus Template

A “special edition” of the Harper College syllabus template has been created for Fall 2020. This edition contains several updates to help students find resources while learning at a distance.

  • Learn more and download the Fall 2020 syllabus template on the Harper Syllabus webpage.
  • Questions? Please fill out the Online Instruction Support form and an Academy staff member will follow-up with you. 

Essential Online Course Features Checklist

As you develop your courses for Fall 2020, consider using this 15-item checklist of the “essentials” of a well-designed and facilitated online or blended course. The checklist also contains links to tutorials, resources, and ideas to help you in your course building.

Quick Guide for Copying One Blackboard Course to Another

If you would like to copy the full course content from a prior course into one of your Fall 2020 shells, you can make the copy on your own at any time. 

Web Conferencing Tools Comparison Guide

With so many options available, how do you decide which web conferencing tool to use? At Harper we support Blackboard Collaborate, Webex, and Microsoft Teams. Choosing a tool supported by the College offers advantages, such as access to the full features of the tool and support for you and your students. To help you decide what to use, the Academy has created a one-page quick guide that compares the top features of each tool.

Questions? Please fill out the Online Instruction Support form and an Academy staff member will follow-up with you.