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Resources for Teaching Online

A few resources have been gathered here for faculty teaching this coming semester, in the hopes that they will be helpful as course preparations go on. 

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Online Teaching Community of Practice
A group of UMB faculty and staff who teach online or who want to learn how to do so. The group was created as an informal online community to support each other in online teaching and to share best practices, tips, and tools. Contact Dr. Michelle Pearce to join.

iDesign Instructional Design Consulations
iDesign is a free consultation service, sponsored by the University System of Maryland, providing concierge instructional design support to University of Maryland, Baltimore faculty. Need help with course planning, assignment creation, or using Blackboard, Zoom, or other educational technologies effectively? iDesign's instructional design specialists will help you solve these or other instructional challenges. Email them at

The GPILS program coordinators will be on hand to assist you with issues that you might as you are getting your session started. The Coordinator that will be helping you is listed below:

Bb Course Support FA20

For those that were not able to attend a Blackboard Collaborate training session, please view the recording of one of the sessions here and here.