The Instructional Technology Center is a collaborative effort of Academic Affairs and Information Technology & Innovation. Now faculty have a designated area (Haas 416) to get assistance with integrating technology into their curriculum. Information Technology & Innovation, Media Services, and the Library have partnered to create time, technology, and expert assistance.
Just a reminder, course shells are no longer being created in Blackboard Vista.
Please keep in mind that Faculty must attend at least one of the Blackboard Learn Overview training sessions (approx. 2 hours) before any Blackboard Learn course shells are created. Therefore, if you have not already attended an Overview session, or need a review, please register for one. Be sure to check WestConnduit frequently as workshops schedules may be updated due to enrollment.The following Blackboard Learn V9.1 workshops are currently being offered:
Faculty Blackboard Learn Workshops - September
Information Technology & Innovation will be offering the following workshops to Faculty:
- Thursday, September 5 – Overview of Blackboard Learn (1:00pm-3:00pm)
- Friday, September 6 – Q & A Blackboard Learn: Come with your questions (10:30am-11:30am)
- Monday, September 9 – Communication Tools (10:30am-Noon)
- Tuesday, September 10 – Overview of Blackboard Learn (1:30pm-3:30pm)
- Thursday, September 12 – Assessments & Assignments (10:30am-Noon)
- Tuesday, September 17 – Grade Center (10:30am-Noon)
- Thursday, September 19 – Q & A Blackboard Learn: Come with your questions (2:00pm-3:00pm)
- Friday, September 20 – Overview of Blackboard Learn (10:00am-Noon)
- Tuesday, September 24 – Assessments & Assignments (1:30pm-3:00pm)
- Wednesday, September 25 – Overview of Blackboard Learn (10:00am-Noon)
- Thursday, September 26 – Communication Tools (1:30pm-3:00pm)
- Monday, September 30 – Grade Center (1:30pm-3:00pm)
Blackboard Learn 9.1 was upgraded on August 18th with many new enhancements and features. If you would like an overview of these changes, please attend one of the following What's New in Blackboard Learn 9.1 (Service Packs 10/11) sessions:
- Thursday, September 5 (10:00am-11:00am)
- Wednesday, September 11 (10:00am-11:00am)
- Monday, September 16 (1:30pm-2:30pm)
Please note this schedule may change and additional sessions may be offered due to demand.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the IT Help Desk at 203.837.8467
University Computing, Media Services, and the Library are available to assist faculty with creating context and ensuring that technologies work. Help can be in the form of:
- arranging for scanning of images or documents,
- digitizing audio and video files,
- creating web pages,
- creating classroom presentation materials,
- developing online activities, quizzes, image databases or
- teaching a class online.
The following is a list of some of the workshops that are offered:
- Introduction to Blackboard Learn, along with other Tool Specific Topics
- Examples of How to Use technology in the Curriculum
- Digitizing Media Materials
- Introduction to Classroom Presentation Materials
- Introduction to Classroom Clickers, NetSupport School, etc.
- Microsoft Office 2010 – Overview, and Individual Applications
- Microsoft Outlook 2010 – Overview, and Specific topics
- How to Audio Record and Edit Lectures
- How to Create, Edit, and Incorporate Video into your Curriculum
- Overview of Personal Computer
- Pedagogical and Design Principles for Lectures/Presentations
- Customized Workshops
- Implementing Library Resources into Courseware
- Faculty Peer to Peer Workshops on Specific Software Applications (e.g. SPSS)
- Open Sessions for Demonstrations, Technical Questions, and Brainstorming
How to register
Please email email@example.com, or call (203) 837-8467 to schedule a time to work on your specific technology needs.