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Library and Support

​​​​​Each of the links below will take you to a unit or a group of individuals that believes in your success. Spend some time reviewing their sites, get familiar with the types of support and information that they can provide to you, and ask questions! Let us know what other support you might need.

Faculty Seminar Series

The Faculty Seminar Series is an opportunity for you to meet with local CMU faculty to discuss issues and share techniques and strategies for teaching adult learners in nontraditional formats. No travel costs will be reimbursed.

Sign up to host or facilitate a Faculty Seminar Series.

Online Workshops

  • Blackboard Task Workshop - Are you new to Blackboard or just want to become more comfortable with it? This workshop is for you! This is an open-entry/open-exit workshop designed to let you work at your own pace.
  • Teaching Online - If you are preparing to teach an online class or are interested in teaching online in the future, then this workshop is for you. Teaching online covers pedagogical aspects of teaching in an online format while providing experience from a student side of the online classroom.

ProfEd Training Site

The Global Campus Training site can be accessed using your CMU global id and password. This site contains guides to help you use Microsoft applications as well as an opportunity for you to take online courses on Microsoft applications. In addition, this site has many other opportunities and information, including links for free application downloads and to the Filebank for sharing large files.

Blackboard (Bb) is CMU’s selected learning management system. A Bb course site, or shell, is automatically created for every CMU course whether offered in Mt. Pleasant, online, at a location elsewhere in the United States or abroad. Using Blackboard to conduct or supplement your course allows for increased communication, electronic delivery of content and materials and online assessment, assignment submission, grading and feedback. Additional information regarding Bb can be found by following the links below:

Policy Regarding Usage of Blackboard in Global Campus

Global Campus, in cooperation with CMU IT, provides a Blackboard course shell (Web site) for every course offered. This shell is intended to enhance communication between students and instructors. This document sets the recommended parameters for the use of Blackboard.

Faculty[1] may use Blackboard as a non-required supplement to their course. Faculty may not deliver all or part of their course online in lieu of meeting scheduled class time. Blackboard may be used to deliver a portion or portions of a course, creating a “hybrid” learning environment only with prior planning and approval from the appropriate CMU/Global Campus administrative bodies.

Considerations in Policy Development

  1. Students have chosen a face-to-face format and may not necessarily have the desire to, knowledge of, or access to the Internet to review or complete required assignments online.
  2. Intended use of Blackboard must be indicated on the course syllabus as it is constructed in the Syllabus Build Tool.
  3. Using Blackboard to replace face-to-face meeting time requires review and approval of the full curriculum review process, including the Academic Senate.

Appropriate Uses

  • Instructors may post some or all of their course materials to Blackboard. All material posted to Blackboard must still comply with copyright laws.
  • Instructors requiring course reserves are required to post electronic versions of the course reserve items in the Blackboard course as provided by the CMU Copyright Office.
  • Instructors may provide a link from the Blackboard course shell to the SBT syllabus developed for the course.
  • Instructors may use the testing, discussion board or other student features of Blackboard exclusively if conducted in a computer lab during regularly scheduled course times.
  • Instructors should indicate intent to utilize Blackboard when developing the course syllabus in SBT.
  • Instructors are strongly encouraged to use the email and grade book features of Blackboard

Contact Information

  • Academic Issues: Your Academic Program Director
  • Technical Issues: CMU helpdesk at 800-950-1144 x3662 or direct dial 989-774-3662.
  • Administrator Support Issues: Jeremy Bond or Sue Parker at 800-950-1144 x. 2094 or 2610.

[1] This policy does not apply to instructors teaching web-based distance learning courses. Online instructors are required to use the Blackboard course management system to deliver courses.

The Office of ER&A is responsible for providing research findings and data that determine the quality of Global Campus degree programs. They are responsible for several kinds of research projects and for working with Global Campus' academic programs to assess student outcomes.

To accomplish all this, the Office of ER&A implements semi-annual Alumni and Current Student Surveys for each academic program. They work closely with program directors to develop and implement 5-year plans to assess student learning as well as several other student outcomes. They report these findings to our stakeholders to support and help improve Global Campus degree programs.