Faculty Resources

Blackboard Faculty Helpguides

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Course Evaluations

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Course Access

Faculty may request access to online Blackboard courses for academic secretaries, department chairs, deans, etc.

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Service Request

If you need assistance in making your online course more robust and engaging, simply check the service you need below and return this service request to the Online Learning Helpdesk, 241 David M. French Hall, by e-mail to olhelp@umflint.edu or call (810) 237-6691.

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Online development stipends are available to faculty for course development, contingent on availability of funds.

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Quality Guidelines for Online Courses

This rubric is intended to assist faculty in developing online courses of quality and may be used as a self-assessment tool during course development, to review existing courses, and as a tool for peer-to-peer review of courses.

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Instructional Design Support

Blackboard assistance

Sit with our Online Helpdesk staff (not to be confused with the ITS Helpdesk) for weekday at-the-elbow assistance. Or, call our phone support, 810-237-6691, available seven days a week.  See our hours, helpguides, and contact information in the right hand margin.

Instructional design and technology support

For one-on-one assistance in course development, contact one of our instructional designers.


Faculty Workstations

Need to record or create digital content? Use our private faculty computer station loaded with the latest audio-video software, available 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Book a time slot or just drop in to 241 French Hall.

Online Course Awards

The Bruce and Lillian Wright Online Teaching Award was developed to distinguish and showcase effective, memorable and inspiring student distance learning experiences created by our faculty.  The intent is to recognize the commitment and diligent work of our faculty involved in online and mixed-mode learning and teaching.

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Online Instructor Programs

Available to higher education faculty and K-12 teachers across the nation, this series of fully online courses will show you how to design and deliver a quality course via the Internet - free for UM-Flint faculty, competitively priced for others.


The Office of Extended Learning (OEL) provides exam proctoring services for UM-Flint students who are taking online or mixed-mode courses.

Click here for proctoring requests and policies.


Tk20 is a comprehensive assessment, planning, and reporting system designed for collecting and managing academic and non-academic departmental assessment activities to create a culture of evidence throughout the campus.

Click here to learn more about Tk20 and to view help guides.


Workshops are active participation events (typically hands-on) and are free to all UM-Flint faculty and staff. 

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