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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  Peer Observation Process

  Observation Request Form

  Faculty Self-Assessment Form     

  Observation Documentation Form

  Confirmation Form


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 Office of the Provost, Office of Extended Learning and the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching are pleased to announce the establishment of the Provost Teaching Innovation Prize.

This annual online teaching award, developed to distinguish and showcase effective, memorable and inspiring student distance learning experiences created by our faculty. The intent also is to recognize the commitment and diligent work of our faculty involved in online and mixed-mode learning and teaching.

Congratulations to the Provost Innovation in Teaching Prize 2017 Recipients:

Face-to-face Category:
1st Place - Lisa Lapeyrouse, Assistant Professor
Public Health & Health Sciences 

Calling all Heroes! Application of Health Communication
Strategies and Theories in the Planning, Implementation
and Evaluation of a Community Blood Drive

2nd Place - Tom Wrobel, Professor, Psychology 
Utilization of Community and Campus Resources to
 Up Teaching the Psychology of Death

3rd Place (Co-recipients) - Joshua May, Lecturer, Music
Finding Your Voice through Service-Learning in Music Performance
and Education

Charlotte Tang, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Learning by Doing

Online Category:
1st Place -  Jennifer Blackwood, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
Windshield Tour as a Method of Bridging the Gap Between Online Course
Content and the Learner's Community 

2nd place - Emma Davis, Lecturer, Theatre & Dance
(on behalf of the Dance Faculty)
Dancing Online: Making Movement Accessible to All

A total of 15 nominations were received (8 for the face-to-face category; six for the online category and one for the mixed-mode category).


Click here to view abstracts of their projects.

Click here for more information about the Provost Teaching Innovation Prize, awards, eligibility, and nominations.

Click here to learn more about previous winners of the Provost Teaching Innovation Prize.

Online Instructor Programs

Available to educators 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.

  • Online Instructor Certificate - free to all UM-Flint faculty; contact our office for promotional code

  • Peer Observation & Coaching - free to all UM-Flint faculty; contact our office for promotional code

  • Lynda Training - free to all non-temporary UM faculty and staff. Lynda is an online learning company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills and is a perfect tool for learning new skill sets and engaging different skill sets in different ways. 


Click here for proctoring requests and policies.

Video Production Studio

The Office of Extended Learning announces a new video production studio designed to help faculty enhance their presence in the virtual classroom. The sound-proofed studio, located in 1103 Northbank Center, features lightboard technology and stage on one end, and a traditional video production stage on the other.

Learn more here.


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

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