2018 Funding Program - 2nd Round
As part of the Blended Learning Initiative (BLI), the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) is pleased to announce a new round of funding for the design of blended courses.
Important – A blended course is designed such that some in-class time is substituted by equally meaningful online activities. This means that the in-class and online portions of a course are complementary and have been thoughtfully combined to meet the needs of the learner and the goals of the course. The online components are not an addition to a full course load but a purposeful substitution of some in-class activities.
Professors wishing to transform one or more "new*" courses into a blended format have until October 31, 2018 to submit a completed application form.
*This new round of funding is dedicated to the transformation of courses offered for the first time in a blended format.
In April 2013, the Board of Governors approved an initiative for the implementation of large scale blended courses at the University. Why? Because blended courses combine the best of online and face-to-face teaching to enrich the student learning experience, while providing many benefits for both students and professors.
What does a blended course look like?
How do the different modules appear in Blackboard Learn? What type of online activities should a professor use? To get answers to these questions, watch a video of a professor explaining how he structured his course using BBL!
An Integrated Four-Part Program
You want to adapt your teaching to better meet the needs and interests of your students? You know that the use of technology can help you do that, but you are looking for advice to make this transition? If so, then our Program will fit your needs!