Any number of unforeseen circumstances may require prolonged closures of the campus or campus buildings and it is important to prepare for the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students. UofSC Aiken has the resources available to avoid class cancellations if instructors are put in a position to temporarily teach a face-to-face class in an online format with minimal notice. This guide will provide you with some actions to take when making that shift quickly to stay on schedule for the semester. Please know that UofSC Aiken’s Office of Distance Learning is the primary support resource for Blackboard and faculty training for pedagogy and technology for learning.
UofSC Aiken’s Office of Distance Learning is responsible with supporting faculty in all aspects of teaching online providing quality assurance in the use of supported technologies, the Blackboard learning management system (LMS), and promoting deeper knowledge related to online andragogic best practices from an instructional design perspective. Online learning, blended learning, flipped classroom, hybrid courses, and remote teaching all have the common factor in that all of these course modalities rely on technology to ensure learning takes place.
To join UofSC Aiken’s Remote Teaching Certificate Course on Blackboard:
- First, you should log into Blackboard.
- Second, click this Remote Teaching Certificate Course link.
- Third, click “Enroll” on the left hand side and then “submit.”
When you enroll, you will now be a student in the course and can engage from a student perspective as the UofSC Aiken’s Distance Learning staff provides a pathway to success through a series of modules, activities, and assessments. The Remote Teaching Certification Course is self-paced but to earn the certificate you must complete the course achieving at least 90% through assignment submissions, discussion participation, and quizzes. If you have questions please feel free to contact me and we hope to engage with you over the summer.