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Faculty OnLine Learning Resources

Faculty teaching online, hybrid, or web-enhanced classes will find information here on Blackboard Learn, professional development opportunities, UNM-Valencia Campus policies and procedures, and information on a variety other useful topics such as accessibility, privacy, OER materials, and copyright.

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is the course delivery system that is used at UNM for online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses.

  • Students may be enrolled in an orientation for Blackboard Learn prior to taking an online class.
  • Instructors may require students to submit a completion certificate for the orientation module.
  • Contact the Distance Learning Coordinator for more information.

To login to a course that uses Blackboard Learn, click on the Blackboard Learn button, below:

Blackboard Learn

Additional helpful links relating to Blackboard Learn can be found below:

Communication, Privacy, and Confidentiality

All communications between the student and the instructor should use either LoboMail or the message tools in Learn.

Polices and Procedure

The UNM-Valencia Campus Faculty Online Teaching and Review Committee (FOTRC), in consultation with the Dean, is charged with the responsibility to:

Provide quality assurance peer reviews of all online and hybrid courses using an approved review tool.
FOTRC uses the 6th edition of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric to review online courses following the QM review process.
Identify degree programs appropriate for online instruction as requested.
Faculty interested in developing an online course as part of a degree program should contact the Distance Learning Coordinator follow the steps outlined here and complete the Application Form (Word or PDF).
Review certification of faculty who plan to teach online and/or hybrid courses.
FOTRC will review and approve credentials of faculty prior to teaching online to ensure each individual meets the qualifications outlines in Online Teaching Best Practices Guidelines.
Provide and/or coordinate training for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses.
FOTRC encourages faculty to take one of the ED 293 course offered at various times throughout the year using the tuition remission credit:
  • EDUC 293 501 Topics: Online Curriculum Design and Instruction (3 hours) -- complete a module/unit for your class using appropriate pedagogy and standards
  • EDUC 293 502 Topics: Begriming Blackboard for Instructors (1 hour) -- Learn to use Learn
  • EDUC 293 503 Topics: Intermediate Blackboard for Instructors (1 hour) -- Improve your skills with Learn
The Teaching and Learning Center provides a variety of professional development throughout the year in addition to one-to-one consultation. Contact Dr. Soledad Garcia-King for more information.
FOTRC schedules Quality Matters (QM) workshops throughout the year to provide additional professional development.
Maintain and monitor an introductory orientation module/course to the current LMS approved and supported by the University of New Mexico.

For more information on any of the above points, contact the Distance Learning Coordinator

Other Resources

Valencia Campus Links and Contacts

UNM Main Campus Resources

Sample Syllabi and Other Policy Information

Open Educational Resources


An Accessibility folder is available in the Blackboard Learn class shell. Additional resources can be found below: