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. 

Help with Tech Solutions (Webinar)

  • January 17 from 12pm - 1pm
  • Are you interested in improving your courses to get the most out of your teaching efforts? The Client Service Solutions team is here to help! In this information session, we will discuss the various resources we provide to make your classes more fun, productive, and efficient. We can help you with:
    • Designing your technology-enhanced, blended, and online courses
    • Using Blackboard and other tech tools to save time and organize your work
    • Understanding emerging tech tools and how they can make your life easier
  • In the meantime, here are some resources you may find helpful:
    • For Blackboard Teaching with Technology: log into Bb > Get Help > How to > Teaching with Technology
    • For Production Tools: visit the Multimedia Lab located in the Daley Library IDEA Commons
    • For ACCC Service Discovery: visit one.uic.edu

Building a Blackboard Site - The Basics (Webinar)

  • January 18 from 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)

  • January 24 from 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, you will learn to:
    • Review the new file types available for student use when uploading to assignments

Advanced Timesaving Tips in Grade Center (Webinar)

  • January 31 from 12pm - 1pm
  • 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


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: 

January 11, 2018