Currently Mount Royal University uses Blackboard Version 9. Blackboard is a Learning Management System (LMS). As a student you will know Blackboard as the place where you find your announcements, submit assignments, review grades and participate in discussions with your instructor and classmates via Discussion Board and Collaborative Chat.
As an instructor you will know Blackboard as the place where you post your lecture notes, oversee student discussions, grade assignments and record grades in the Grade Center.
Blackboard is a tool that is available for use in any type of class offered at Mount Royal University. Typically, blended delivery classes and online classes will use Blackboard much more than classes which meet in person. Read below to learn more about the different types of courses offered by the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension and to learn about the best ways to enhance your online experiences.
Face-to-face learning involves traditional-style classes on campus with an instructor teaching at the front of the classroom. Mount Royal University has smaller class sizes which allow students to spend more one-on-one time with their instructor and with their classmates. Many of the classrooms on campus are outfitted with the latest teaching technology which makes learning engaging and interactive.
Blended delivery of a course means students spend a certain amount of time together on campus and spend the remainder of their time online. Blended courses are effective ways to optimize the use of time and resources. Students still experience high-quality learning in their classes and work together on campus but are able to complete coursework in a format that allows them flexibility.
Taking classes into a whole new realm of learning, online courses are exciting, engaging and cutting-edge. Curriculum is delivered in a format that is engaging to the learner. Videos, podcasting, audio, flash games and lectures online are all part of Mount Royal University Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension online courses. Students communicate through e-mail and Blackboard, submit and are assessed through Blackboard, and can work together in groups online. The curriculum/course materials for online courses is located in Blackboard so that additional course materials or other textbooks are usually unnecessary.
If you would like to preview an online course, please contact the Virtual Programs Administrator.