Technology is secondary.
COLRS Teaching and Technology blog: http://blogs.uis.edu/colrs/
UIS Information Technology Services: http://www.uis.edu/informationtechnologyservices/
Communication is key.
Keep students informed.
Syllabus is the center of your course.
Course Calendar – Keep dates in one location.
Make your course materials accessible.
Create a consistent day and time for deadlines.
Create a consistent format for your course.
Give feedback within established parameters.
Ask for and provide feedback.
Specifics for UIS
Check roster in Faculty Self Service. Blackboard is not the system of record.
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