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KU-EHS Moves Online Training to Blackboard

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Department of Environment, Health & Safety has announced that they have moved their online safety training to the main KU Blackboard site. Mike Russell, Director for KU-Environment, Health and Safety states, "The move to Blackboard was an easy decision, it offered us a widely accessible (and secure) platform that most users on campus are quite familiar and had the capabilities we were looking for." EHS Lab Safety Specialist, Sean Hadley states, "Blackboard seamlessly integrates with our course building software, SoftChalk, and it gives our students and their supervisors a new safety training resource to meet our KU campus safety standards."

Hadley continues, "The response has been fantastic from the campus community. When we were getting ready to go live with our curriculum, we partnered with several campus academic departments who wanted to incorporate EHS courses into their departmental safety programs. We've even worked with individual instructors to add our courses to their required student safety training requirements."

KU-EHS' Blackboard training went live in July 2013 and by early December 2013, has nearly 500 enrolled students across campus. The EHS course curriculum includes: Lab safety, biosafety, occupational and employee safety courses. (Full list)

If you have any questions regarding the EHS Safety Courses or curriculum, please feel free to contact Sean Hadley at sdhadley@ku.edu.    


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