Teaching Online

Teaching Online: A Community of Practice for Distance Faculty

Would you like to learn more about teaching online? Do you want to take your distance learning to the next level? Did you know you can connect with colleagues around the system in a Blackboard Community of Practice? Join Teaching Online: A Community of Practice for Distance Faculty to complete a certificate in online teaching, find an extensive library of tutorials, or discuss distance learning with other faculty at any campus.

Certificate Track

New to Blackboard?
Develop your skills

A learn at your own pace course for new online instructors and novices

  • Your primer to online learning
  • Course design basics
  • Preparing students for success
  • and more…


Connect, reflect, and create  with peers

Connect your with colleagues in faculty-designed discussion threads

  • Collaborate with like-minded educators at UMS campuses around the state
  • Subscribe to interesting discussions
  • and more…


Select your own training

Pick and choose topics to suit your needs, and contribute to ever-expanding topics like

  • Instructional & Web Design
  • Getting the most from Google & Blackboard
  • Creating instructional materials
  • and more…


**Note: UMA faculty seeking a professional development stipend for the Short Course must obtain pre-approval for this request from their Deans and Provost’s offices prior to pursuing the course.