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Your subject librarian is a resource for finding and creating research sources for your courses. Whether you need a subject guide for your ...

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Whether you're teaching face-to-face or online, Detroit Mercy librarians are available to help your students learn to more effectively search for ...

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Need a set of resources collected for your course to help your students get started researching a subject? A Detroit Mercy librarians can help ...

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Collection development

This Collection Development Policy establishes minimum selection standards and criteria for evaluating additions to the collection, for assessing the...

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About Blackboard

Blackboard is a web-based platform that enables instructors to offer course content; post and collect assignments, including online tests; provide...

More on About Blackboard Updated 9/30/19 by R. Davidson
Activities: Online, Face-to-Face, Equivalencies and Time Estimates

Whether you're teaching a face-to-face class, an online class, or a hyflex class that includes an online group and a face-to-face group,...

More on Activities: Online, Face-to-Face, Equivalencies and Time Estimates Updated 8/26/20 by R. Davidson
Blackboard status

Having a problem with Blackboard, Collaborate, or one of it's related services? You can check on Blackboard's status here: Blackboard...

More on Blackboard status Updated 11/4/19 by R. Davidson
Faculty Classroom Checklist

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, instructors teaching in-person classes are asked to take the following steps to support the health of our campus...

More on Faculty Classroom Checklist Updated 8/12/20 by R. Davidson
Getting help with Blackboard

The Instructional Design Studio provides the Detroit Mercy community with Blackboard training and support. IDS provides individual and small group...

More on Getting help with Blackboard Updated 8/2/20 by R. Davidson
Guidelines for Accessibility of Course Content (Universal Design of Instruction)

University of Detroit Mercy is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to participate in the university's programs,...

More on Guidelines for Accessibility of Course Content (Universal Design of Instruction) Updated 7/31/20 by R. Davidson
Guidelines for Lecturing Online

Most online course sites will require some amount lecturing to help you get your students on the right page. Here are some tips to help you create...

More on Guidelines for Lecturing Online Updated 7/22/20 by R. Davidson
Guidelines for Providing Copyrighted Content Online

The guidelines presented here should not be taken as legal advice. Detroit Mercy faculty must adhere to copyright law when posting content to their...

More on Guidelines for Providing Copyrighted Content Online Updated 7/21/20 by R. Davidson
IDS Supported Tools for Online Education

The Instructional Design Studio endeavors to provide Detroit Mercy faculty and students support and training in the use of a broad range of tools...

More on IDS Supported Tools for Online Education Updated 8/2/20 by R. Davidson
Install Office 365 Apps

While the web-based versions of Office apps Word, PowerPoint, and Excel are both useful and convenient, they are not as full-featured as the desktop...

More on Install Office 365 Apps Updated 7/24/20 by R. Davidson
McNichols Campus Syllabus Guidelines and Required Syllabus Statements

University of Detroit Mercy recognizes the importance of syllabi as documents that reflect the creative and intellectual endeavors of its faculty....

More on McNichols Campus Syllabus Guidelines and Required Syllabus Statements Updated 8/19/21 by R. Davidson
Student Support Services

  University of Detroit Mercy encourages all students, faculty, staff and administrators to be aware of and utilize these resources for...

More on Student Support Services Updated 10/21/20 by R. Davidson
Tips for Providing Office Hours Online

1. Be proactive. If you see a student struggling or if you notice a student is not participating as they should, reach out to them and schedule a...

More on Tips for Providing Office Hours Online Updated 7/21/20 by R. Davidson
Winter 2021 Guide for Faculty & Department Chairs

This PDF provides links and information for faculty and department chairs teaching in Winter 2021.

More on Winter 2021 Guide for Faculty & Department Chairs Updated 12/14/20 by R. Davidson

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From laptop loans for pre-recording lectures to merging Blackboard course sites to individual or small group pedagogical support, the Instructional Design Studio offers a range of services that can help you streamline and improve your teaching process.

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Checklists, forms, policies

If you're planning on offering a new online course or program, there's a little paperwork that needs to be done before you get started. The University has developed a number of policy statements related to online courses and programs. We've collected them for you here as well.

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