Blackboard Training For Faculty

Technology Training for Faculty - Fall 2014

We are pleased to announce the following workshops for faculty. All workshops are in the Faculty Development Center, Old Library, LIB C-121 or Faculty Digital Lab, LIB 2524, across the hall from the entrance to the new library.

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 - Fall 2015

We are pleased to announce the following workshops for faculty. Please RSVP at Reza Boroon, All workshops are in the Faculty Training Laboratory, LIB 2524; second floor of the library. In addition to workshops, Blackboard tutorials are also available.

Technology Training Workshop

How to Register

Interested in attending a workshop? Register by email to Reza Boroon.
Reserve your spot today!

Date / Time


Technology Workshops

November 18th, 2015



Introduction to Prezi: Enhancing your Presentations Beyond PowerPoint

Prezi is a free online web-based presention software and storytelling tool- an exciting way to re-think presentations. Using Prezi, you are able to create a visual "map" of your data, whether it be text, images, or video, and then zoom-in and out of your data as you move in multiple directions throughout your canvas. This workshop is intended for beginners to Prezi, and will go step by step through the basics of working with the virtual canvas to create a presentation.

December 9th, 2015


Finals Week Support

Need support to finish up creating finals, grading papers, using Blackboard for grading, or just need a break? Come grab some coffee and refreshments in the Faculty Development Center Week 15 and Finals Week. FDC staff will be on hand for consultation for Blackboard and other course-related items. Feel free to bring papers to grade, or your laptop for a change of scenery. No RSVP necessary.

December 10th, 2015



Finals Week Support


December 14th, 2015



Finals Week Support

December 15th, 2015



Finals Week Support

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