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.

Fall 2017 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. 

Demystifying the Weighted Column in Blackboard (Webinar)

  • December 5, 2017, 12pm-1pm
  • ​Does using the weighted column make your head spin? The weighted column calculates and displays a grade based on the combination of specific column and category values. Join us as we make sense of the weighted column in Blackboard. In this webinar, you will learn to:
    • Manage categories
    • Add columns to the weighted total

Exporting Grades with Blackboard (Webinar)

  • December 7, 2017, 12pm-1pm
  • With grades due in just a few weeks, you may be wondering how to transfer your long list of students to Banner. Blackboard’s Export Grades Tool can help. Download your grades onto an Excel spreadsheet before uploading it to Banner’s Faculty Grade Entry. In this webinar, you will learn to:
    • Prepare your Final Grade output
    • Set your External Grade
    • Export your final grades for upload to Banner

Building a Blackboard Site - The Basics (Webinar)

  • December 11, 2017, 12pm-1pm
  • Using Blackboard Learn for the first time can feel overwhelming. This webinar teaches the basics of how to build a course template with the most frequently used Blackboard features including announcements, course content management, grade center and testing. In this webinar, you will learn to:
    • Design your Blackboard course site
    • Add content and menu items to your course
    • Create announcements

Introducing the New Box View in Blackboard (Webinar)

  • December 13, 2017, 12pm-1pm
  • Attend this webinar to learn about Blackboard’s new inline grading capability that leverages the New Box View API. New Box View offers several improvements to Crocodoc, including improved rendering fidelity and expanded support for new file types. In this webinar we will:
    • Review the new file types available for student use when uploading to assignments
    • Discuss changes to the annotation capabilities
    • Explain how to use Box View for inline grading



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 e-learning 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: 

December 04, 2017