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Distance Education support is not only for faculty who teach full ecourses; distance education support is for ALL faculty. You can ask instructional designers real-time questions in the General Posts, get access to training information from OLL and vendors, view training videos, see instructions for tools in our File sharing tab, and view our topic-specific Channels, such as our Tech Talk Tuesdays channel and our Teams for Class channel. If you have questions about where to start, how to access Blackboard, add your Syllabus and course content, link to virtual classrooms, we can help you! Blackboard is for every course, not just “distance education” courses.

What are my options for teaching virtually?
What are my virtual teaching options from a classroom on campus?
How do I address copyright concerns with my course content?
What software is available for faculty to use?
What are my proctoring choices?
When can I get access to my Fall courses on Blackboard?
How can students get Blackboard help?
Quality Matters Training for Faculty
Information Technology Access to Software, Tools, and Help
Who should I contact for help?