Sandbox and Sample Courses

Request a Sandbox Course Shell

FIU Online offers its fully-online professors Sandbox Courses for their own personal use. A Sandbox Course is a private space that can be used as a practice course by you - the instructor. To complement your overall Blackboard Learn experience you can request a Sandbox Course which contains all the basic features and functionality of a regular course shell used to teach fully online. These features include: Course Content, Discussion Board, Messages, Assessments, Assignment Dropbox, Grade Center, etc. Please note that a Sandbox Course cannot be transformed into a regular online course.

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FIU Online Showcase Course

In Blackboard Learn you can access the "FIU Online Showcase" course. This course is designed to showcase FIU Online services and content that was developed by faculty, in conjunction with faculty, or by FIU Online in order to facilitate learning among students or to present information. Some of the samples and tools are interactive where others are non-interactive but all serve as demos for the tools and resources available to design and develop online courses. This course also contains examples of how Blackboard Learn tools can be used to enable communication and group collaboration, both in graded and non-graded formats.

Instructional material can take many forms that enable learning for online course delivery, therefore, it is critical that online faculty review this course to see and experience different techniques for content and course delivery.

If you have any questions about the tools, resources, or samples provided in this course or would like to use them to design or redesign your online course, please contact your Instructional Designer.

To check out the FIU Online Showcase Course, please click here and follow a few quick steps to log in and get started.