Online Learning

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  • TEACHING & LEARNING RESOURCES
    (202)885-3904
    blackboard@american.edu
    Hurst Hall, Room 11

    Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Mailing Address

This resource is useful for professors currently teaching online or hybrid courses, but also for emergency preparations should a professor need to teach remotely. In the event of an emergency, this page can serve as a portal for online support for both faculty and students.

Online Learning Tips

See examples of assignments from AU faculty and learn about best practices for online education.

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Wimba

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"Wimba Live Classroom" is a live online classroom that supports multi-way audio, video, application sharing, polling and content display. It works within Blackboard and offers a real-time method for interacting with students that complements other Blackboard tools.

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Be Prepared

Making a list

What should be included in a syllabus about AU emergency contingencies? What information should be gather from students in the event the course must be taught remotely? This page offers preparatory advice and resources.

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Technology Assistance

Tech Support

If you rely heavily on software found in the Center for Teaching Research and Learning Lab (CTRL Lab), learn what online resources are available. Links to various online tutorials for iLife software, PowerPoint and other software programs are available. The CTRL Lab also offers links about software distribution for home use.

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Phone Assistance

Phone Support

If you are unable to find answers to your questions, you are welcome to contact the AU Blackboard Support Team at 202-885-3904.

During emergency campus closures, CTRL staff will be accessible via traditional phone line. Video calls through Skype will also be available. Learn more about or use Skype using the link below.

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