• Getting Started with Project Inspire
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  • Plan for the time commitment needed to complete and keep up with course assignments. The course is a INSTRUCTOR-LED course format with a schedule of assignment deadlines. This is not a "Self-Paced" or "Go at your own pace" course program.
  • Basic understanding of Blackboard Learning Management System
  • We are currently using Blackboard Learn Version 9.1 Service Pack 13
    • Click here for more information and basic Blackboard tutorials.

  • For new Project Inspire participants, it is recommended to familiarize yourself with the basic Blackboard features and functions prior to the start of the Project Inspire session.

  • For returning Project Inspire participants, feel free to use the Blackboard tutorials as needed.
  • Log into the Blackboard system within the first week of the session and regularly during the session (at least 3 times or more a week) to maintain active participation.

  • The Blackboard system generates a report of all your activity that may be used for monitoring purposes by the instructor and/or program manager.

  • Check and respond to communication from the course instructor and fellow participants in a timely manner.
    • If the instructor is not able get a hold of participant, they will be escalating the participant's status to the Project Inspire Program Manager for additional follow-up.

    • If participant is not getting timely response or support from the course instructor, they may escalate their concern to the Project Inspire Program Manager.

  • Actively participate in all synchronous and asynchronous activites involving collaborative group activity assignments and/or projects.

  • Complete and submit all Assignments in a timely manner by the deadline as listed by the course.

  • Monitor and track progress by regularly checking "My Grades" the Project Inspire Blackboard Learniming Management System.

  • Maintain an 80% or better grading status over the course of the session (Refer to the No Credit Grade Policy regarding requirements to complete the course successfully).
    • Grading status is based on the cumulative grade for all assignments submitted to date.

  • Develop and maintain a Learning Results Portfolio (LRP) for the duration of the course.
    • The LRP development process involves entering journal entries and writing "quality captions for other assignment activities into the LRP website/template.

    • A completed LRP will need to be submitted at the end of the session for the final grade review by the OHR Office to receive professional development credit.

  • The Project Inspire courses utilize various supplementary online learning resources including Atomic Learning and Voicethread (Click on the resource title to access the self-paced tutorial resources)