Essentials to Teach Online

What do you need to know to teach online at UST?

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Start with Your Chair

Each department is unique and may have a process for you to follow. Your chair can start the process to get your St Thom email, Blackboard, and other resources, such as a syllabus or maybe online material for the course you will teach. Every department is unique to their field so your chair can inform you.

This shows the login area of the UST website with the drop down menu open. It shows five links available for login - Blackboard, 2 emails and IT support. Mystthom gets you to HR and your Faculty Center.

The Login drop-down menu offers
quick access links.

The UST CELT Website

The UST website links you to a lot of your online resources you will use in your online course. See some of them below. Start with the basics - getting online and into your Blackboard course.

Useful UST Links for Teaching Online

Blackboard Institutional Home Page - Reach this page on the UST website LOGIN. Add your UST ID (start of your email) and UST password.

UST IT Support - This page has live chat, phone numbers, and help desk tickets you can fill out. Use it when you have technical issues.

Registrar - for your students and for you to make sure they are correctly registered if there is an issue. (Example, your student can't see your course.)

Faculty Center Service - Use the UST home page LOGIN menu for MYSTTHOM. Log in, find the Faculty Center and check your Peoplesoft course roster to see the students enrolled in your course. Compare with your Blackboard course roster.

UST Doherty Library - Online services are available.