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Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation

Starting Spring 2024, the Blackboard Learn navigation will have a new look. The Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation page provides more information on this change.

Building Your Online Teaching Toolbox

Starting Fall 2022, the Office of Online Learning is happy to announce a new webinar series, Building Your Online Teaching Toolbox. Throughout this series, offered every other Friday from 10:00 am - 11:30 am, faculty from different colleges and schools around the campus will share their expertise with a variety of online teaching tools and strategies. Join us for one, two, or all of these exciting conversations.

Generative AI

Generative AI use has exploded in higher education and beyond. The following page provides some general information on the use of Generative AI tools. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Online Trainings for Faculty and Staff

To help prepare faculty to teach online at SCSU, the Office of Online Learning offers both synchronous and asynchronous trainings. To sign up for a training or a Q&A session, please visit our synchronous trainings webpage. As synchronous trainings are added to the schedule, they will be listed on the site so please check this page periodically. All synchronous training announcements will also be sent by email to all SCSU faculty.

If you prefer to learn asynchronously, please visit our asynchronous trainings webpage. It provides a video series on teaching online that addresses the following areas:

- Rework Your Class in an Online Format
- Plan Your Weekly Activities
- Create Assessments That Meet Your Teaching Needs

Online Programs at Southern

Whether you’re looking to start—or finish—your undergraduate degree or to advance your career with a graduate degree, Southern has the online programs to help you achieve your goal. Your online courses are led by the same caring, world-class faculty members who teach on campus. You’ll have all you need to succeed as an online student at Southern with dedicated academic advisors, IT support, and access to a variety of University services and resources provided to ensure your success. Please visit the Online Programs webpage for more information.

The Open CSCU Blog

The CSCU OER Advisory Council is excited to announce a new communication channel, the Open CSCU Blog, that will provide regular and relevant information on the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) and associated Open Practices such as Open Pedagogy.

Blackboard Learn 9 Content Editor Update

Blackboard has recently implemented a new content editor. The following document highlights some of the changes: New Blackboard Content Editor. Please email at if you have any questions.

Collaborative Learning Tools

The University and the IT department provide access and support for the following video conferencing tools to enhance collaborative learning: Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, WebEx, and Microsoft Teams. The Collaborative Learning Tools webpage provides more information about each of the applications.

HyFlex Classrooms

We are happy to announce that starting with the Fall 2020 semester, SCSU will have 20 HyFlex classrooms. These spaces allow the instructor to teach from the classroom with the option for Video Teleconferencing (VTC) that allows students to interact remotely, both synchronously and asynchronously, with the instructor and course materials. Each classroom will have a lecture capture system with a camera with multiple presets. On our HyFlex Classrooms webpage you will find more information about the classrooms as well as the HyFlex course model.

Other Resources

Links to Outside Resources


The Office of Online Learning Team.