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First Day Teaching at NDSU Checklist

Below is a checklist for instructors preparing to teach at NDSU.


  • Where are your classrooms located?
  • Instrumented Classrooms – this is a working document listing classroom technology and seating
  • View a recorded session on the classroom technology
  • If your classroom does not have all of the technology on the first day, check with the IT Help Desk for more information.

Blackboard (Bb)

  • Make Bb course available using Blackboard Manager
  • Update and post syllabus for current semester
    • Include clear instructions and expectations
    • Check to make sure the Syllabus meets accessibility guidelines 
  • Post an announcement welcoming students to the course

Web Conferencing

  • Will you use web conferencing for guest speakers, group work, etc.? If so, 
  • Select the web conferencing tool being used for this course Web Conferencing Web Conferencing - Software Comparison
  • Attend a workshop to learn more about the web conferencing tool - Training and Workshops
  • Provide instructions for students on the web conferencing tool, including links to training
  • Confirm technology tools required for students for this course
  • Run a practice session a couple of times to get comfortable with the application. Advise your students to try it out also.
  • Provide easy to find links in Blackboard (Menu panel is right up front) for students to join the class session

Teaching Tools & Technology

As with all things in education, the incorporation of technology into your teaching practice should begin with your optimal pedagogical process. Tutorials and workshops available in the Teaching Tools & Technology

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Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-08-06 14:49 CSTUpdated:2021-07-20 11:21 CST
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