Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

As an instructor, you have a number of resources at your disposal. The resources available to you are of little use however if you do not know how to use them. Refer to the list below of resources that are available to you to find what they are good for and how you can avail yourself of them.

Resource Description Web Link for How-tos
Blackboard Blackboard is a web-based tool that gives instructors the ability to extend the boundaries of the classroom from four simple walls to the broader reaches of the Internet. Course content can be uploaded here. Class discussions can be held. Current grades can be posted and more. Blackboard How-to
MSU Online Library The MSU Online Library as it suggests is a library resource that is available over the Internet. This resource is available to both instructors and students alike, providing access to many academic resources not always readily available in print in China.
SafeAssign SafeAssign is a Blackboard component available to all LNU-MSU instructors that is capable of checking for plagiarism papers electronically submitted by students. SafeAssign
MLA Resources MLA Cheat Sheet Download Cheat Sheet
MLA Handout Download Handout
LNU-MSU House Style Guidelines Download Style Guidelines

Other Important Tools and Documents

In addition to the resources listed above, there are couple of other important tools that faculty members must know how to use in order to fulfill all of their duties as instructors include the following:

Tool/Document Uses / Description Links
Important Documents Class schedules for the current semester
Exam schedules for the current semester
Calendar of events for the current semester
Class schedules for next semester
Exam schedules for next semester
Faculty Handbook
Student Handbook
My Grizzly Den
(West Plains Courses)
Printing class rosters Show me how
Submitting discrepancy reports Show me how
Emailing an entire class Show me how
Submitting course grades Show me how
My Missouri State
(Springfield Courses)
Printing class rosters Show me how
Emailing an entire class Show me how
Submitting course grades Show me how
BearMail Your BearMail account is your official MSU email address to
be used for all official school related communications.
Configure a desktop client
Configure a mobile client
Academic Integrity Summary This document outlines the prescribed course of actions for handling violations of academic integrity policies and the implications. Download document