Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFE)

Teach Well

Past Online Workshop Recordings

Remote Teaching

Get ready with this series of workshops covering essential elements for successful remote teaching.

Canvas Workshops

Blackboard Ally

Blackboard Ally is coming in Fall for everyone. Get a jumpstart and learn how this accessibility tool can help with your course materials.

Technology Tuesdays

Webinars to refresh your knowledge about the many tools and technologies available at CPP to support remote teaching.

Wall of COOL Speaker Series

Prepare Ahead

Get Your Blackboard Course Ready

  • Make your Blackboard course available to students
    1. Log into Blackboard.
    2. Open your course
    3. Navigate to your Control Panel (bottom-left menu) > Customization > Properties
    4. Select Yes next to Make Course Available
    5. Click Submit when done
  • Upload your syllabus
  • Add your course content
  • Remind your students that all messages sent through Blackboard are sent to their CPP email.


Task Technology
Hold remote office hours Zoom
Distribute your syllabus digitally Blackboard
Distribute course resources Blackboard
Receive student assignments Blackboard
Interact with Students Blackboard
Capture and deliver course lectures Camtasia
PowerPoint built-in video
Evaluate and deliver grades Blackboard
*Do not use email*
Access voicemail from home Voicemail Instruction Guides


Technology Tools

Our Tools and Technologies page provides an overview and resources for a wide variety of useful tools.


Some content on this page is based on Stony Brook University’s resources, CSU Channel Islands’ Keep Teaching site, and Georgetown University’s Instructional Continuity site.