Artificial Intelligence at Catholic University
Artificial Intelligence Frequently Asked Questions
The Center for Teaching Excellence is excited to announce a new resource designed to answer common instructor questions and provide guidance on the use of artificial intelligence at CUA. Please find it by selecting Resources in our menu bar, or by clicking here: Artificial Intelligence FAQ.
Artificial Intelligence Generative Tools
The Center for Teaching Excellence has also created a resource that explains how current popular AI generative tools work and offers suggestions for considering their existence in your course planning, with the aim of supporting students’ growth. Click the link for a PDF version: Artificial Intelligence Generative Tools.
One Page Guides for Instruction
- Blackboard - Creating Assignments - A quick guide to creating assignments in a Blackboard course
- Blackboard - Adding Course Content - A quick guide to adding content to any Blackboard course
- Blackboard - Surveys - A quick guide to creating surveys in a Blackboard course.
- Blackboard - Weighted Grading - A quick guide to ensuring the Grade Center calculates grades the way you want it to in a Blackboard course.
- Blackboard - Grading Schemas - A quick guide to reflect different grading scales and tailor student feedback in a Blackboard course.
- Blackboard - Customizing the Course View - A quick guide to choosing the courses you want to be visible on your instructor landing page in a Blackboard course.
- Blackboard - Retention Center - A quick guide to identifying students at risk in a Blackboard course.
- Blackboard - Journals, Wikis and Blogs - A quick guide to three different ways to provide opportunities for communication and collaboration in a Blackboard course.
- Blackboard - Course Copy - A quick guide to the Blackboard course copy process.
- CTE - Suggested Course Organization Standards - A quick guide to organizing your Blackboard course.
- Scripting a Welcome Video
- Zoom - Scheduling a Meeting - A quick guide to schedule a meeting in Zoom and inviting participants
- Zoom - Creating a Poll - A quick guide to creating and using the polling feature of Zoom
- Zoom - Breakout Rooms - A quick guide to enabling and using breakout rooms in Zoom
- Zoom - Student Guide - A guide for student access to Zoom
Getting Ready for the Semester
Assessment and Feedback
Presentations and Instructional Guides
Presentations and Articles on Online Instruction
- Zoom Faculty Guide
- Building Community Slideshow
- DSS Overview Slides
- Textbook Affordability, and Library Resources for Instruction
- Tips for Building Online Courses
- Suddenly Teaching Online? Help is Here - Library Blog
- Chronicle Vitae - getting started with online instruction
- Inside Higher Ed - engaging students online
- Psychology Today - best practices for teaching online
- International Society for Technology Education: 10 Strategies for Online Learning During a Coronavirus Outbreak
- Course Planning
- Blackboard Support
Shared Resources from the Higher Education Community
- List of Instructional Continuity Sites from Institutions Around the World
- ACUE Online Toolkit
- Tips for Monitoring Online Group Interaction
- Alternatives to Videoconferencing
- Online Course for Making Your Class Accessible
- Bean, J.C. (2011). Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd Ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
- Dweck, C. (2007). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Ballantine Books.
Discipline Specific Resources
Resources for Supporting your Students
- Provost's FAQ for Students
- Access to Free Textbooks Online
- Online Learning Resources from the Center for Career and Academic Success
- Campus Ministry Resources for Supporting Students
- Department of Disability Support Services Resources for Supporting Students
- Counseling Center Mental Health Resource List
- Chronicle of Higher Education Resources
- Student's Remote Access to Computer Labs
Resources for Faculty Self-care
- The liaison librarians help with research, instruction, and collection development in their subject areas and are a point of contact for library help.
- The library's page on instruction provides information on different types of library instruction we can provide for faculty and classes.
- The library's pages on course reserves and linking to library resources have help on using library materials in classes.
- The library has a guide on OER that goes into detail on what OER is, how to use it, and where to find it.