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Policies, Procedures, and Recommendations

The following "Policies, Procedures, & Recommendations for Distance Education Faculty" have been developed to assist colleges, departments, and individual faculty offering programs and courses using distance education technology. These policies, procedures, and recommendations, addressing subjects such as Blackboard, course administration, and services offered by the Office of Distance Education, will be updated as changes are made.

These documents are in Adobe Reader format (.pdf). If needed, you may download Adobe Reader to view the files.


Blackboard Access PDF
Blackboard File Sizes PDF
Changes to Blackboard User & Enrollment Data PDF
Course Cartridges PDF
Course Merge PDF
Enrollment & Instructor Assignment in Blackboard PDF
Importing Course Content into Blackboard PDF
Maintenance to the Blackboard System PDF
Blackboard Course Availability PDF
Removing & Archiving of Blackboard Courses PDF
Special Purpose Blackboard Course Shells PDF
Special Purpose Blackboard User Accounts PDF
Storage of Files in Blackboard Courses PDF
Use of Blackboard for Core Instructional Activities PDF


Standards for Quality Instruction in Distance Education Courses PDF
Standards for the Development of Distance Education Courses PDF
Use of Copyrighted Content PDF
Distribution of Course Materials PDF
Assessment Proctoring PDF
Scheduling of Online Final Examinations PDF
Standards for Effective Use of Podcasting PDF
Standards for Exemplary Distance Education Courses PDF


Standards for Faculty Minimum Proficiency PDF
Faculty Compensation PDF
Faculty Ownership of Course Content PDF
Support for Personal Computers, Office Computers & Lab Computers PDF
System Requirements PDF


Duplication Services PDF
Evaluation of Distance Education Services PDF
Use of the Distance Education Laboratory PDF
Training Manuals PDF
Training Sessions PDF
Podcasting Services PDF
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Note: This information will be regularly updated to ensure relevancy and accuracy, reflecting emerging trends and best practices in distance education.

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