Resources For Faculty


Build/Maintain Your Website

The BMS site has 2 types of templates for your faculty site. A single page CV type template and a multi page "mini-site" template. To use the power of these templates, they need to be edited in Macromedia's DreamWeaver.

You may request the BME to load your single page template, or you may request a multi page template folder for your own editing.

Who to Contact:

Request a single page set up (send cv + photo + research images)
Request a multi page site be loaded in the secure BME Area.
Error on an existing page
FTP access and Server Questions
Download a trial version of Macromedia's DreamWeaver

Online Course Administration

First Time Online Course Set-Up
Augment your teaching with an interactive component that includes a wide range of multimedia web based tools. To start a course online, please go to

Blackboard has been upgraded to version 5. You will find the look of things to be different although the functionality is not very different. The new look will prepare you for our expansion to Level 2 of Blackboard in January.

When you first login, if you got to the My Blackboard screen, the view is very different. When you go to your course, it will look much as it did before. The Control Panel button is not green and does not stand out. The layout of the Control Panel is the biggest change. All the things you could do before are still there with a few more things, but the order of everything is different. You have some choices in the names of the buttons down the side of your class. The Academic Web Resources organized by Blackboard provide a major addition to product.

To acquaint you with the new features, we will have a session, "What's New in Blackboard" from 1-2 pm. on Wed. August 23 in the Library SINC site classroom.

Additional Classes being offered as below. Pass on the information to
other faculty and graduate students who would be interested. Register for the classes at:

Intro to Blackboard Class
For those who want to know how the course management system,
Blackboard can enhance your class. This session will include an overview of the Blackboard features which include: course document areas, external links, discussion boards, email, personal Web pages, information students can change, quizzes.

Feel free to share this email with other faculty and graduate students who wish to be introduced to a web based courseware, now being offered at USB.

Offered: Wednesday, Aug. 23, 11am - 12 pm ; Monday, Aug. 28, 11am - 12 pm

Setting up a Blackboard Class
This class is design for instructors who already have a Bb course
established. If you wish to have a course created for your class, please send in this form no later than 48 hours before the class session you wish to attend.

  1. Customizing class options.
  2. Organization of class syllabus, documents, and assignments.
  3. Using folders, document links or the program editor to create documents.
  4. Setting up Discussion Forums.
  5. The class will include instruction and hands-on experience setting
    up your class.
  6. Bring a disk with a syllabus or any other class documents.

Offered:Thursday, Aug. 24, 1-3pm ; Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1-3pm

Creating On-Line Quizzez and Surveys
This class is design for instructors who already have a Bb course established. If you wish to have a course created for your class, please send in this form no later than 48 hours before the class session you wish to attend.

1. Creating a pool of questions that can be exported to future
classes and utilized over & over.
2. Types of questions include T/F, multiple choice, matching, fill-in
the blank, multiple answer, short answer.
3. Randomizing questions.
4. The class will include instruction and hands-on experience.
5. Bring questions you would use.

Offered: Friday, Aug. 25 1-3 pm

Any questions? Please feel free to contact us:
Instructional Computing
Room S1464, Main Library
(631) 632-8050

Research Involving Human Subjects: Urgent Notice

As required by SBU's Federalwide Assurance, all individuals who are involved in human subjects research, and who will work either directly with subjects or patients, or with data or biological specimens derived from subjects or patients, will be required to Successfully complete one of two training programs offered by the University by February 13, 2002*. If all such individuals are not trained, work on on-going projects must be suspended, and IRB approval for pending projects will be withheld until such time as all individuals are identified, and training verified, by the Office of Research Compliance. Please go to for details regarding training options.

*The exceptions to this deadline are those who have NIH awards due to be awarded before this date. Per the federal mandate, training will need to be accomplished prior to grant award.

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