One idea floating around is the creation of a common Bb course template for the WWW classes. The goal is to provide students from across KCTCS with common nomenclature and a standard organization of the navigation buttons in their Blackboard. See below an example of such a template, which is currently being used in a pilot project at Hazard CTC. When I first heard about this initiative, I was concerned about a practice that might undermine the flexibility that faculty currently have in tailoring Bb course shells to meet the needs of their students. I have since learned that, if adopted, faculty will still have the opportunity to customize their course shells. For example, CIT, IMD, and math faculty might want to add a navigation button to Pearson MyLab resource. Writing faculty might want to create a separate folder of Writing Resources. That’s all possible. The shells will also come with some helpful preloaded content for faculty and students that gives directions who to contact from other campuses, to student services, email, how-to videos in Peoplesoft, and more.