Online and Hybrid Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Teaching (CETL) is your one-stop-shop for online and hybrid course design. 

The CETL is ready to help you with new course development or to re-design an activity, assignment, or assessment. All Merrimack College instructors are invited schedule a meeting, or stop by our physical office in Sullivan Hall. 

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Our Tools

Blackboard Ultra

What is it?

Blackboard Ultra is the learning management system (LMS) at Merrimack College. Ultra offers a modern, responsive design for you and your students.

Log In to Ultra

Questions

Email us or view user manual.

Blackboard Ultra Collaborate

What is it?

Blackboard Ultra Collaborate is a video conferencing tool you may use from the comfort of your Blackboard Ultra Course Shell.

Questions

Email us or view user manual

Panopto

What is it?

Panopto is a video hosting and creation tool you may use from the comfort of your Blackboard Ultra Course Shell.

*Request Creator Access to Panopto

*When you request access, please mention you are a faculty member who wants to create videos.

Questions

Email us or view user manual

Best Practices for Online Teaching

Teaching online is an acquired skill. Online instruction requires careful thought and development to be successful.  The CETL is here to help you develop and share your skills. 

Download our Best Practices Guide (pdf)