When Belmont decided to move classes to an online only format due to the concerns of the Coronavirus, the WELL-Core team jumped in to create a plan for missed time on campus. The Wellness Experiences for Life-long Learning graduation requirement is now available online through Blackboard for the rest of the spring semester for all students to access as live events and self-paced learning classes are posted.
The purpose of WELL-Core is to nurture in each student the capacity to live a life that is satisfying, with a sense of meaning and purpose, encompassing all dimensions of human life. In order to graduate students are required to earn a total of 60 WELL-Core credits (adjusted for transfer students), 10 in each of the six wellness categories.
Many students are already engaged with the offerings. There were more than 3,000 tests taken within the first couple of days of offerings posted online.
The Blackboard platform is something familiar to both faculty and students, so it became the obvious choice for moving the WELL-Core learning online. Students can earn credit by interacting with videos, documentaries or other materials and completing a quiz on the subject matter.
There will also be live events through Blackboard Collaborate, where the experience can be interactive with live streaming and chat room capabilities. WELL-Core Opportunities for all six of the categories are available, and the content is being chosen based on the need of the graduating seniors, including relevant topics such as other epidemics in history.
Students with questions or concerns about these requirements can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and assistance.