Instructional Technology helps faculty solve pedagogical problems or create new learning opportunities through efficient, effective use and support of technology. Professional development services are available to academic and administrative departments. Instructional technology staff are also available to work with department leads to create programs to address customized goals.

To maximize the time and impact of instructional technology services, we recommend each workshop have at least 6 participants. Collaborations and co-sponsorships with other departments for training events are welcome.

Instructional Technology team scheduled training events: Upcoming training events are provided on the DoIT Events page.

Hybrid / Online Course Designer Workshop: The 3-day workshop (sample schedule) provides a collegial environment to support faculty as they design and develop hybrid/online courses in a technology-enriched environment. It includes deep dives & hands-on development time with instructional technology tools and advanced sessions on assessment, learning objectives, and Quality Matters. The workshop is limited to 15 instructors for personalized attention. Priority seating is given to ADP participants.

Alternate Delivery Program (ADP): Through a partnership between DoIT and the Office of Summer & Winter Programs, faculty may apply for one-time course development support to redesign an existing course for either online or hybrid delivery in summer or winter session.

The Skill Builder workshops include training in core components of the LMS (Blackboard) and supporting technologies (Bb Collaborate, Panopto) to ensure minimum success with foundational tools or to refresh existing knowledge. Each Skill Builder workshop is typically scheduled for 45-55 minutes. Many are delivered in webinar format for faculty convenience.

The Panopto Boot Camp is a 3-hour session that focuses on an introduction to Panopto while the second half will help you take your screencasting skills to the next level. Specific pedagogical use cases are explored and participants have hands-on opportunities to practice with Panopto.

The Ultra Experience (UX) Boot Camp is a full-day workshop designed for faculty, instructional designers, course builders, and teaching assistants who are ready to develop courses and adopt Blackboard’s redesigned course interface. Participants will take a deep dive into the Ultra Course View including its basic course building features as well as the pedagogy and best practices for its various features.