One measure of quality in online education is that students can access the same information as they could if they were enrolled in traditional classes. Include information about critical policies and services in the course syllabus or in the Blackboard folder with the syllabus.
You may want to require that students read these documents during the first week of class. Some online instructors even include a quiz over the syllabus, student policies, and important resources. Such an assignment fulfills two functions:
- You are assured that students have logged into Blackboard, accessed your course site, and actively participated in that first week.
- Students become familiar with these important documents.
- Student Online Privacy Notice
- Student Code of Conduct and Statement of Shared Values
- Disability Policy and Resources
- A notice such as the following one recommended by the Disability Resource Center (DRC), along with a link to the DRC website, will inform students about Boise State’s policy on disabilities as well as linking to an important student resource.
Any student who feels s/he may need accommodations based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. You will also need to contact the Disability Resource Center at 208-426-1583 located in the Administration Building, room 114 to meet with a specialist and coordinate reasonable accommodations for any documented disability.
For more information on Boise State Disability Resource Center (DRC) see the website at http://drc.boisestate.edu.
To schedule an appointment, contact the DRC at (208) 426-1583 or send your e-mail request to email@example.com
- Library Resources
- Blackboard Support
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (208) 426-2583 (8-6 Mon-Thu, 8-5 Fri)
- Academic Advising and Support
- Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities Support Resources