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Course Templates

Blackboard course templates are available upon request. These templates provide an overall structure for an online or hybrid course and can be copied into an empty Blackboard shell. All content can then be copied, edited, and deleted to meet individual faculty and course needs. These course templates fall into the below categories:

Teaching Method Templates:

  • Case-based
    Ideal if you use case studies as the main way for students to build knowledge and skills and encourage peer-to-peer learning.
  • Cooperative Learning
    Ideal if you follow a cooperative learning approach to your teaching, where students work in groups and use social learning tools to build knowledge and accomplish objectives.
  • Guided Discussion
    Ideal if you prefer to use guiding questions as a way to organize your course and allow student discussion to help drive the learning experience and creation of knowledge.
  • Project-based
    Ideal if you use projects as a way to organize instruction and materials, as well as encourage independent and group work.
  • Science-focused
    Ideal if you teach a science-based course, which may contain lab experiences.
  • Web 2.0
    Ideal if you prefer to utilize Web 2.0 tools and content to support instruction, such as wikis, blogs, and mashups.

Unit Templates:

  • Chapter-based
    Ideal if you organize your instructional materials by chapter from a course textbook.
  • Lab-based
    Ideal if you organize your learning materials and activities into labs.
  • Module-based
    Ideal if you organize your instructional materials by module.
  • Unit-based
    Ideal if you organize your instructional materials by unit.
  • Week-based
    Ideal if you organize your instructional materials by week.

Contact the Office of Distance Education (dlhelp@jsu.edu) for more information or to preview or request any of these templates for use in your course(s).
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