Instructional Resources

Learning Roadmap for New Online Instructors

Instructional Technology

Use Blackboard to post course content, assignments, discussions, and announcements in an online learning environment

Johns Hopkins Engineering recommends that on-site instructors use Zoom to conduct class in the event of inclement weather or other situations that prohibit travel to on-site locations. Zoom is a conferencing solution that provides online video conferencing and screen sharing capabilities.

JHU Zoom Instructor Host Guide

JHU Zoom Student Guide

Mid-Term and Final Course Evaluations

To maintain and enhance the quality of our programs, EP uses course evaluation questionnaires to solicit students’ opinions about the quality of courses and instruction.

Office Hours

Office Hours Options and Expectations

Discussions in Online Courses

Discussions in Online Courses: Best Practices and Expectations

Preventing Plagiarism with Turnitin and SafeAssign

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering have purchased school-wide subscriptions to the Plagiarism Prevention Service. This service provides an easy to use method for instructors to check the content of papers for plagiarized material. The CER offers training and information about this service. Faculty can request a Turnitin account by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

Additional information can be found at is an effective tool used to prevent plagiarism and to create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase.

For additional information on TurnitIn and SafeAssign and to view video demonstrations of how to use the tool within Blackboard, please view the Combating Plagiarism page.

Associate Dean Dexter Smith’s Plagiarism Webcast

Software and Hardware Purchases and Downloads

Purchases and downloads are available to both EP instructors and JHU employees.

Quality Matters

Quality Matters is a nationally recognized set of standards for development and delivery of an online course.

Accessing JHU Libraries Remotely

There are two ways to access the JHU libraries remotely:

  1. At, login with your JHED ID and password. Click on the Library tab. Campus libraries and e-reserves can be accessed from this page.
  2. Access the online library resource of The Sheridan Libraries. The proxy checks whether your computer is on or off campus; if you are on campus you won’t notice anything. If you are off campus you will see the JHED login screen. Make sure your browser is set to enable cookies. Enter your JHED ID and password to access your resource. If you need help with browser settings, please e-mail the [email protected] help desk.

Electronic Reserves