Academic Systems & Instructional Support
Our Mission: We provide the necessary instructional design resources to the college community to promote and enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Welcome faculty, staff, & students! Please use the navigation tabs to locate and watch video tutorials on topics such as "How to Create and edit a Kaltura Personal Capture Video," "How to Link to Library Database Resources in Blackboard," and "Using the Blackboard Course Template." This guide is meant as a complement to the Blackboard How-to's for Faculty and Staff written instructions within Blackboard.
If you are interested in working with our team on putting your online class through a SUNY Online Course Quality Review (OSCQR), please submit an OSCQR Request through the IT Service Desk.
Is Your Online Course Ready?
The “100% Online Course Offering Protocol” is the agreement between The Office of Special Sessions and the faculty member teaching the fully online course. The agreement covers many areas including; department approval, Special Sessions approval, training, stipends and lastly course development and availability requirements.
By default, all online courses, when launched, are unavailable to students. This allows the faculty member to develop, update, and maintain the course before students can get in and take a look. The current procedure is for faculty to make the course available one week prior to the start of the semester for the Preview Week. See the link below.
For an online course to be ready, please review this checklist:
The entire course should be developed at least two weeks prior to the course start date, and revisions may be made as the term progresses
One week prior to the start of class the class should be made available. What does all this mean?