Sam Houston State University is No. 1 in the new OnlineColleges.com study of the best online colleges in Texas for 2019-20. The ranking places SHSU No. 8 in the nation for top online colleges. This is the second year in a row SHSU and its online degree programs lead in the report, this time rising to the top of the list from No. 2 in 2018.
This Month @ SHSU Online
SPECIAL NOTICE: Blackboard System Maintenance 8/19/2019
Blackboard will be undergoing system maintenance during the pre-dawn hours of Monday, August 19, 2019. The maintenance window is expected to start around 1:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time and to be finished no later than 8:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Blackboard will be inaccessible during this time. Students and faculty will need to log out of Blackboard prior to 1:00 a.m. on August 19 in order to ensure their coursework is not affected. Questions about this system maintenance should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 936.294.2780.
SHSU Online is calling for presentation proposals for the eighth annual Digital Education Summit, a two-day teaching and learning event about practices and methodologies for online educators, to be held September 19-20, 2019 in the Lowman Student Center on the Sam Houston State University campus. This call for proposals is open to all educators and teaching/learning subject matter experts.
SHSU Online staff members Dr. Ruth Chisum, Jacob Spradlin, Thomas Sosebee, Ray Scheel, Daniel Walker, Kendall Tew, Ricki Lee Hodges Neri, and Madelyn Kilgore, and the SHSU Online Operations Team are among the winners of Blackboard Inc.’s Catalyst Awards for 2019.
SHSU Online would like to extend a hearty “Thank You” to everyone who participated in the first year of the Online Course Redesign and Certification program. It has been a successful year for the program and its attendees.
In an article in the April 2019 SHSU Online newsletter, we mentioned that SHSU Online would have Blackboard Ally turned on for all courses in the Fall 2019 semester. SHSU Online will be activating Ally for all Fall 2019 courses on Thursday, August 1, 2019.
SHSU Online is happy to welcome Angela Gill ('92) as our newest staff member (as of July 1, 2019)! Angela has joined the team as an Administrative Associate II in the SHSU Online Operations office.
August 2019 brings with it faculty development sessions that will help start your online courses off on the right foot.
Did you know that while you are in one Blackboard course, you can conveniently access the other Blackboard courses you are teaching? Use course-to-course navigation to quickly jump from one Blackboard course to another.