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Online and Blackboard Help for Instructors

The UR School of Nursing provides the resources you need to succeed while instructing your online courses.

If you need technical help, and can’t find the right resource below, see us in person at the CERC desk, email, or call (585) 275-7500.

If you need help selecting appropriate tools, peer assessment, revising and designing courses, contact Andrew Wolf at  or (585) 276-5639.

Blackboard Resources

Open Educational Resources:

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are learning resources created by other instructors or publisher who allow other instructors to use their content. You may find useful supplemental materials for your courses using the OER directory listing. 


Panopto allows you to record audio, video and your computer screen (Powerpoint, or any software application) directly from your desktop and provides full capability for integrated playback later. Recordings of lectures can also be done from your laptop or a classroom computer. Videos created with external software can be uploaded into Panopto.

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Books and Readings

The URMC Bookstore has a website for faculty to search and adopt books for certain classes. Find the link and more information here:

Ordering Textbooks

E-Reserves Instructions

Miner Library

The SON Library Course page

Copyright and Fair Use

Please consider University copyright policy guidelines and copyright law when choosing and reserving readings.