CIT Events

The Center for Instruction & Technology hosts workshops and presentations throughout the year to provide faculty development on instruction and learning technology topics. The goal of these sessions is to educate, inform, and inspire faculty on how today's learning environments can be enhanced through technology.

Bb Spring Cleaning

Flanagan - 4/16 10am, 4/17 10am, 4/23 1pm
Knight - 4/9 10am, 4/17 10am, 4/23 1pm

Spring is a time of growth and renewal - the perfect time to reimagine and refresh your Blackboard courses for summer and fall semesters. Faculty will be provided with a checklist of best practices to use to continually improve the quality of your courses, learner engagement, and outcomes. Also course and file management, maintaining course quotas, and course copying will be addressed. Experience with Blackboard is recommended.

  • Course Menu Layout
  • Properly structured content chunking
  • Are you using the correct Bb tools?
  • File/Content Collection Management

Register Here

Getting Starting with Blackboard

Flanagan - 4/2 10am, 4/3 - 10am, 4/23 - 10am
Knight - 4/9 - 1pm

New to Blackboard and need to get your course up and running or are you in need of a Bb refresher? These “Intro to Bb” professional development workshops will be made up of demonstrations, lectures and hands-on time to begin building your course in Bb… topics that will be covered include:

  • Bb user interface for you and for students
  • Course design methods based upon your teaching style and consistent with your syllabus
  • Organizing, building, and managing course content based on pedagogical best practices
  • Communication with students
  • Uploading and using video content

Please bring a paper and electronic copy of your syllabus and 2-3 documents (in electronic form) that you want to use in your course.

Register Here

Bb Assignments, Tests, and Inline Grading  

Flanagan - 4/9 10am, 4/10 10am
Knight - 4/10 10am

Learn how to use Assignments and Tests tools to efficiently create assignments and tests that assess students in a variety of meaningful ways and decide on the best way to present the assignments and tests you create. topics will include:

  • SafeAssign
  • Multiple Attempts
  • Grade Center Correlation
  • Inline Grading
  • My Grades
  • Due Dates
  • Question Types
  • Deploying Tests
  • Test Options Respondus

Register Here

Mastering the Grade Center

Flanagan - 4/10 1pm, 4/10 1pm, 4/24 10am
Knight - 4/17 - 1pm

This workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the grade center tool. Use this valuable tool to help understand student progress and make informed decisions on how to improve educational performance. This worksop assumes you are already familiar with Assignments, Tests, and other Blackboard tools. This workshop will cover the following:

  • Navigating the Grade Center
  • Organizing rows and columns
  • Managing Grades
  • Using categories
  • Create calculated columns
  • Grading Assignments
  • View Grade Details

Register Here


Flanagan - 4/16 1pm, 4/17 1pm
Knight - 4/23 1pm

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool built for education. You have both a dedicated course room and the ability to schedule as many new sessions as you want within each of your Blackboard courses. Thanks to robust collaboration and conference tools, everyone feels like they’re in the same room together, regardless of their location or device.

Register Here

Bb Communication Tools

Flanagan - 4/2 1pm, 4/3 1pm, 4/24 1pm
Knight - 4/16 10am

Learn the differences and similarities between the Discussion Board, Blogs, and Journals. Learn how to properly select the tool that correlates with what you want to accomplish and which is best suited for your course and teaching style. 

Register Here

On-going Events

Faculty Drop in Hours:
Monday - Friday 11am-1pm
Knight Campus Rm. 4100

Faculty Online Drop in Hours:
Monday - Friday 11am-1pm
Click on the below link to drop in via Collaborate:
Drop in online

One-on-One Instruction & Technology Consultations

One-on-One instruction and technology consultations are available in the CIT on each campus by appointment.

These highly successful one-on-one, customized training sessions can be the answer to your faculty technology development and instructional support needs.

  • Receive individualized assistance with instructional technologies
  • Apply technologies to meet your course learning objectives
  • Get started with Blackboard or learn a new tool
  • Instructional Design Services
  • Faculty Technology Orientation

Please contact the IT Help Desk to schedule your one-on-one consultation appointment. Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

This page developed and maintained by IT, Center for Instruction & Technology. Send comments and suggestions to

Last Updated: 3/22/19