Learning Technology Professional Development

The Learning Technology Solutions team offers free professional development through online webinars and in-person workshops to help faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants with teaching with technology. For more details and to register, please click on the date of the workshop or webinar that you are interested in. If you have any questions, please email us at LTS@uic.edu.

To learn more about Learning Technology Solutions visit accc.uic.edu/LTS.  Visit Get Help Quick Guides to get started immediately.

Professional Development Webinars
(Hosted on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)

For one-on-one or departmental training and development, we welcome appointments year-round on the topic of your choice. Simply email ACCC-LTS at LTS@uic.edu to submit your request. 

Retention Center (Webinar)

  • Wednesday, April 11, from 12pm-1pm
  • Wondering how to identify students who may be falling behind? Blackboard’s Retention Center helps you discover which students in your course are at risk. Based on a set of rules, students' engagement and participation are visually displayed, quickly alerting you of potential risk. The Retention Center allows you to communicate with struggling students and help them take immediate action for improvement. In this webinar, you will learn to:
    • Access the At-Risk Table
    • Customize the Retention Center
    • Create Rules

Timesaving Tips in Grade Center (Webinar)

  • Thursday, April 19 from 11am-12pm
  • Grade Center can sometimes be confusing to navigate, especially when you’re setting up your class early. This webinar will give you a few advanced tips on how to set up your Grade Center to save some time in the future. In this webinar, you will learn to:
    • Manage Column Organization
    • Use Smart Views
    • Use Grading Periods and Categories

Wrapping Up the Semester (Webinar)

  • Wednesday, April 25, from 12pm-1pm
  • As we wind down for the semester, you may be considering options for a final exam or final project. Attend this webinar to learn about different ways you can end the semester using Blackboard’s various tools. In this webinar, we will review the following:
    • Various assessment tools including Test, Assessment & VoiceThread
    • Live study sessions
    • Final communication best practices
    • Checking for missed assignments



Watch On Demand: Basics of Blackboard (Webinar)
- This took place on Thursday, August 25, 2016 on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Click the link to watch the recording.

Watch On Demand: Using Voicethread (Webinar)
- This took place on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Click the link to watch the recording.


Screencast Fundamentals using Adobe Captivate
Watch this Lynda tutorial for an introduction on how to use the screencast feature.
Remember to login using your UIC netID to access Lynda. 

Adobe Captivate Interactive Elements  
This Lynda tutorial will show you how to author eLearning content using a wide range of impressive features.
Remember to login using your UIC netID to access Lynda.   


Do you prefer independent study or don't have time for any of our scheduled sessions? Find Blackboard video tutorials to help you manage your courses on YouTube.
Some of the topics covered include:  

- How to make your course available to students
- How to create discussion board forums
- How to add a tool link to your course
- How to grade using a rubric

Click here to access all Blackboard Video Tutorials for instructors


Keep checking back for future live webinars and in-person workshops offered by LTS. Have a suggestion for a workshop? Send it to LTS@uic.edu.


Last updated: 

May 09, 2018