UNM Los Alamos

Teaching Online

Teaching Online

For faculty using UNM Blackboard Learn to teach online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes.


Canvas LMS Information Click Here

UNM-LA Policies & Procedures

Main Campus Policies & Procedures

Using UNM Learn, Quick Tips

Access Learn courses at learn.unm.edu/ and login with your UNM NetID and password.

How to Web-Enhance a Course

How to Add a Course Assistant (TA)

How to Copy a Course

Section Group Request

Quick Start for Moving Online (mid-semester)

How to Reach Learn Support

Learn Support is also available 24/7 at 1-877-688-8817

Need more help? Contact the UNM-LA Remote Learning Coordinator, Cindy Budge 


F2F and Hybrid Syllabus Template

Online Syllabus Template

About the Learn Course Template 2020

The Learn Course Template 2020 is available in the links below. All online courses will need to contain the template, or be formatted like it, as described in the UNM-LA Standards for Online Courses. The template makes it easy to provide a uniform and effective framework for our online courses, as well as links to necessary student resources. Our goal is to provide quality online materials that support the needs of both instructors and students.

You can see all sections and features of the new template before you import it into your course. To do this, visit the UNM-LA Sample Course Materials site, which is built using the template. It can be found in your Learn My Courses list. If you don’t find it, please ask the Instructional Technologist for access. This course site also contains samples of online courses from this campus, which we hope will help you see new possibilities for designing your online class. General resources for teaching online can also be found here. 

The template is only imported to your course once, and then gets copied when you do a “Course Copy” for subsequent semesters. Faculty are encouraged to edit the template language and items, once it is imported, to suit their course needs. For support in importing or using the new template or its sections, please contact the UNM-LA Remote Learning Coordinator, Cindy Budge at  cbudge@unm.edu.

Learn Template Instructions – Read First

Learn Course Template, Full Template zip file

Learn Course Template, Academic, Technical, Instructor Resources zip file

Learn Course Template, Start Here Orientation, Course Resources zip file

UNM Learn Training and Tutorials

UNM Workshops and Open Labs Training Calendar

UNM Just-in-Time Tutorial Videos

Blackboard Tutorial Videos

UNM Learn Getting Started

How Students Use Learn

UNM Learn Documentation for Faculty

Contact the UNM-LA Remote Learning Coordinator, cbudge@unm.edu

Using Media

Create UNM Zoom Account, Request Pro Account

Using Zoom Inside Learn

Zoom Participant Guide for Students

Using Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder

Alternate free screen capture software: Screencast-o-matic


UNM Accessibility FAQ’s

Supporting Accessibility with Blackboard Ally

How to Make Courses More Accessible

Summary Guidelines for Achieving Accessibility

Seven Principles of Universal Design 

Copyright, Virtual Proctoring

UNM Copyright Guide

Using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor

Using Proctorio Virtual Test Proctor

Compare Respondus and Proctorio


Faculty: we want your comments and feedback on these materials! Please send them to cbudge@unm.edu.