University of Houston-Victoria




New Federal Rules for Online Learning (Effective July 1, 2021)

The U.S. Department of Education has finalized rules on online courses and distance education. Their rules require regular and substantive interaction between students and their instructors. These rules go into effect Thursday, July 1, 2021. UHV faculty and adjuncts using the UHV Blackboard system should familiarize themselves with the new rules. Additional information is provided from the UHV, UH Main Campus, and the U.S. Department of Education websites:

Faculty Troubleshooting and Help

Technology Coordinator Contact Information for Faculty

TurnItIn Faculty Help

HMH Portfolio Implementation Guide (retired) 

Publisher Integrations:

Cengage Learning

McGraw-Hill Education



Blackboard Student Tracking & Reports:

Course Reports

Performance Dashboard

Retention Center

Blackboard Learn Accessibility Statement:

Blackboard Learn Accessibility Conformance Statement (Users with Disabilities)

Blackboard Accessibility Compliance (Users with Disabilities)

Accessibility at Blackboard (Users with Disabilities)

Blackboard Ally:

Blackboard Ally Help for Faculty

UHV Inclusive Learning and Accessibility Technology  (Blackboard Ally)

Blackboard Ally Community Website

Blackboard Help:

Blackboard Help for Instructors