CHECK HARVEY/BLACKBOARD STATUS
Check system status real-time: http://status.blackboard.com
And just like that, connecting is everything. You will need broadband internet service to teach remotely. Check your internet speed by visiting Google.com, search internet speed test, then click Run Test. If you are in the ‘low’ zone, try to tether your computer to your smartphone and/or check out this FCC page on COVID19-specific vendor options for low/no cost (https://www.fcc.gov/keep-americans-connected).
GET EXPERT HELP
Staff with BlackBoard (HARVEY) experience have reached out in an effort to help with the transition to remote learning. You’ll still need to be able to handle the basics of building/moving courses, etc. but this additional level of community support is here to bridge the gap. If you or someone you know has Blackboard expertise and wants to join the support group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessment & Evaluation Specialist
Office of the Provost
Markie has extensive experience using Blackboard. She taught in the Language Institute for 11 years where they used Blackboard. She is available remotely to work with faculty and assist them with their courses and Blackboard needs.
Assessment and Evaluation Specialist
Office of Assessment and Continuous Improvement
Kim has experience with Blackboard and recently taught an Anthropology Block course. The Arts and Sciences faculty know Kim and Marki well. Kim is available by cell phone or email and will also do a video chat if they prefer.