In collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Academic Computing offers several modes of training and support for faculty:
On specific days of the semester, faculty are invited to walk-in at any time to seek help for their online course redesign, using Blackboard Learn, Bb Collaborate and other teaching & learning applications, or related instructional technology questions.
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:30 pm in LIB 254
Fridays, 1 - 4 pm in MLK 234
January 22 - May 16, 2013 [no clinics during Spring Break]
No registration required.
Scheduled throughout the semester, these sessions focus on specific topics such as the Blackboard gradebook, using rubrics and managing content.
Wednesdays, 1 pm - 2 pm
September 11 - December 4, 2013 [no training during Thanksgiving]
Teaching Online with Bb Learn 9.1
BBLRN100 is intended for anyone who is currently teaching or will teach online or hybrid courses through BSU Online. It is a self-paced course; therefore each participant is her or his own master in the selection of course modules and schedule of learning. It covers basic to intermediate aspects of content creation, course communications, collaboration teams, assessment, grade center and performance dashboard. Materials from the Blackboard Training Center have been organized in instructional sequences with instructions for hands-on-activities. Accessed via Blackboard.
Learning Online, Teaching with Technology Online (LOTTO) Institute
The LOTTO Institute is a week-long, summer faculty development experience for 15 faculty participants that provides a collegial environment for exploring online teaching and learning. Workshops on various learning management system and live classroom tools are provided as well as advanced workshops on emerging technology and social media, best practices in technology and online pedagogy. Participants also receive personalized support and hands-on opportunities to develop their courses. Faculty who attend all LOTTO sessions and complete all LOTTO activities will receive a certificate of completion.
To submit your application, please go to:
The next session is scheduled for June 3-7, 2013. The institute is limited to 15 faculty for personalized attention, and it is therefore imperative that instructors indicate their interest as soon as possible. Regretfully, previous attendees cannot apply. Applications close Friday, May 10, 2013. Selected participants will be notified by noon on Friday, May 17, 2013.