Blackboard Guidelines

Atlantic Cape uses Blackboard Learn as our learning management system. All faculty are required to use Blackboard to deliver online classes and to enhance traditional, remote and hybrid classes. Atlantic Cape faculty are required to follow these guidelines with their use of Blackboard:
  1. Faculty are required to attend one “Getting Started with Blackboard Learn” training session before using Blackboard.
  2. Faculty who want a copy of an existing course for an upcoming semester must submit a Blackboard Course Shell Request Form for each course, a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the semester. If no request is made by this time, the faculty member will receive either a department standard Blackboard course shell (if available) or a blank course shell. Please note: if requesting a copy of another faculty member's course, you must obtain permission of the faculty member and provide to Instructional Technology.
  3. Faculty must minimally post a syllabus and course schedule within each Blackboard course shell.
  4. Faculty are required to use the Blackboard Grade Center and Blackboard Attendance tools with all courses.
  5. Faculty are required to use Honorlock online proctoring software with a minimum of one assessment in every online and remote course.
  6. Content posted in Blackboard must be accessible to all students and adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standards. The college administration monitors Blackboard course shells for accessibility. The college administration is committed to offering faculty assistance in making content accessible but planning ahead is necessary to ensure there is adequate time to do so. If you need assistance converting materials please email the Academic Resource Center and copy your Area Coordinator, Department Chair, Director or Dean. Faculty can also use the Center for Accessibility's Accessibility Services for Employees - Request Form to help develop accessible formats for multimedia resources, PDF files, HTML web pages, and other course content.
  7. Faculty using a built-in Blackboard tool should know how to perform all basic tasks associated with that tool. View Blackboard training schedule and tutorials online.
  8. Faculty using a non-Blackboard tool (separate software, publisher content, etc.) are solely responsible for working with the vendor on all aspects of that tool, including procurement, training, implementation, troubleshooting, and re-linking content to Blackboard course shells in future semesters.