Faculty Development Center LogoTechnology Workshops and Technology Support for Individual Faculty

Faculty Development Center provides high quality and reliable support for using technology in the learning process. In response to the changing needs of our University, FDC provides training, information, and workshops on the latest technologies and applications, both software and hardware.  Faculty Development Center provides pedagogical best practices using technology to enhance course goals and objectives.

Technology Training for Faculty - SPRING 2017

We are pleased to announce the following workshops for faculty. Questions? Email Reza Boroon, at  rboroon@csudh.edu. All workshops are in the Faculty Training Laboratory, LIB 2524; second floor of the library. In addition to workshops, Blackboard tutorials are also available.

How to Register




 Blackboard-Secret Tips to Make your Life Easier

This advanced Blackboard session will provide information on the features of Blackboard that can make course management easier. 

Wed., January 18th, 2017 •  2pm-3pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) OR

Tues., February 21st, 2017 • 10am-11am • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)


Blackboard Basics

This session will provide a basic overview of Blackboard 9.1. We will cover basic navigation in the Blackboard interface as well as how to add, organize, and modify course content.  

Thurs., January 19th, 2017 •  3pm-5pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) OR

Friday, January 27th, 2017 • 10am-12pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)


Building a Beautiful Blackboard Site

This session will show faculty how to use Blackboard page that is easy to follow and visually appealing for students. Sample of effective Blackboard practices will be provided. 

Tues., Feb. 7th, 2017 •  10am-11am • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) 


Lecture Capture (Camtasia Studio & YouTube)

Lecture capture technology lets instructors digitally record their lectures and make those recordings available to students. 

Wed., Feb. 22nd, 2017 •  12:30pm-1:30pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)

Thurs., April 27th, 2017 •  3:30pm-4:30pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)


Blackboard Collaborate

This web-based module of Blackboard is useful for recording lectures and having live sessions (class sessions and office hours) for your classes. Come learn how to use this useful tool.

Tues, March 14th, 2017 •  10am-11am • ONLINE via Blackboard Collaborate

Monday, April 10th, 2017 •  2pm-3pm • ONLINE via Blackboard Collaborate


Blackboard Exchange

Our "Exchange" is a "learn by doing" session for faculty to practice with Blackboard, ask questions, and learn anything regarding Blackboard tailored to your needs. Laptop not required but handy for this session. 

Wed., April 19th, 2017 •  11am-12pm • Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) 


Advanced Blackboard: Closing, saving, and copying your courses

Amp up your Blackboard prowess with this session. The focus will be on learning techniques for test design and administration, grading and additional Bb tools to make your life easier. 

Wed., May 10th, 2017  •  11am-12pm •  Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524) OR

Thurs., May 11th, 2017 •  3pm-4pm •  Faculty Training Lab (LIB 2524)


Here are some Blackboard tips that are helpful to know as you prepare for the start of the semester:

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1. Beginning a Semester Blackboard Checklist [pdf]

2. Create a Welcome Message as an Announcement [pdf]

3. Adding Items/Links to Your Course Menu [pdf]

4. Complete the Professor Information profile (with your name and contact information) - View Video >>

5. Adding Content to Your Blackboard Course - View Video >>

6. Make Your Course Available Through the Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability Setting [pdf]

7. Instructor on Demand Videos - The complete series of short video tutorials to help instructors learn how to use tools, design their courses, and assess students.

8. New Blackboard Features [pdf] - Spring 2015




Turning Technologies "Clickers"

TurningPoint 5 training tutorials provide step-by-step video instructions. Learn about PowerPoint Polling, Anywhere Polling, and Self-Paced Polling.

New TurningPoint 5 Training Videos>>
Building Your Course

A playlist to help instructors build their online course.

Bb Videos>>
Communicating and Collaborating

A playlist to help instructors learn how to communicate with students and inspire everyone to collaborate.

Bb Videos>>
Assessing Learners

A playlist to help instructors learn how to build tests and assignments, grade student work, and use the Grade Center effectively.

Bb Videos>>
Blackboard 9.1 (SP 11) Tutorials

You'll find resources to support the use of Blackboard on how to personalize, manage content, using tools, creating exams and more!

Bb Training>>