Online Education

Online Educators Resource Center

Welcome to the Online Educators Resource Center!  This page contains information and resources to support the growth and continuous improvement of online education at Napa Valley College.

The Office of Instruction is committed to the growth of online education and will support development of new online courses based on the criteria described below.  Unfortunately, the current budget is no longer able to support a stipend for course development.

  1. Courses required for a certificate or degree.
  2. Courses that will replace traditional classes normally scheduled between 9:00AM and 1:00PM.
  3. Courses that replace an under-enrolled traditional class that, when presented online, would attract higher enrollment. 

Faculty interested in developing a new online course should complete the following steps.

A.  Prepare a "Form D" in WebCMS for the course being considered for presentation online.  Curriculum Committee approval is required prior to a new online course being developed.
B.  Complete the Online Course Development Proposal form available from the Documents folder listed on the left side of this web page.

Once the form is approved by the Division Chair and Office of Instruction, a course "shell" will be created in Blackboard.  The Online Education Team will provide new course developers with a mentor to assist in the creation of the new course.  For more information on this process, please contact Greg Miraglia or Cathy Gillis.

Please visit the Documents folder for other resources, studies, and information related to online education.  If you have an idea for a good resource to include on this page, email Greg Miraglia or Cathy Gillis.

Blackboard Instructor Video Tutorials

Getting Acquainted With Blackboard
Customizing Blackboard Part 1
Customizing Blackboard Part 2
Setting Up Notifications
Gradebook Overview
Batch Downloading Grading
How To Create An Instructor Contact
How To Create An Assessment Part 1
How To Create An Assessment Part 2
How To Create An Assessment Part 3
How To Use The Respondus Lockdown Browser
How To Use The Virtual Classroom And Office Hours
How To Use The Lesson Plan Tool
How To Use Learning Modules
How To Create An Assignment
How To Use SafeAssign
How To Grade SafeAssign Assignments
How To Use The Discussion Board
How To Use Wimba Pronto
How To Embed Video
How To Copy And Move Files
Collaboration Tools
YouTube In Blackboard Tools
Restricting And Removing Students

How to back-up WebCT files for use in Blackboard

Links For Downloading And Importing YouTube Videos

YouTube Education Site
YouTube Video Downloader

About e-paks

E-paks with pre-constructed course content are widely available from publishers in formats compatible with Blackboard.  Ask you publisher for an e-pak compatible with Blackboard version 9.1. 

Online Education Support Team

Faculty Support (for assistance with course development)