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

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. 

What's New in Blackboard (Webinar)

  • July 26, 2017, 11am-12pm
  • Discover a new look & mobile responsive design, assignment upload confirmation notifications, improved discussion forum navigation, drag & drop file attachments, and more!

What's New in Blackboard (Webinar)

  • August 3, 2017, 11am-12pm
  • ​Discover a new look & mobile responsive design, assignment upload confirmation notifications, improved discussion forum navigation, drag & drop file attachments, and more!

Preview Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Experience (Webinar)

  • August 8, 2017, 1pm-2pm
  • Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files and share your screen. This August, UIC is upgrading to the new and improved Collaborate Ultra Experience: a webinar tool for interactive sessions that replaces the older java-based Blackboard Collaborate.

What’s New in ShareStream (Webinar)

  • August 10, 2017, 11am-12pm
  • Want to jazz up your course? Increase student engagement by adding video to your course with ShareStream, a video streaming tool.

Building a Blackboard Site - The Basics (Webinar)

  • August 15, 2017, 11am-12pm
  • Using Blackboard Learn for the first time can feel overwhelming. This webinar teaches the basics on how to build a course template with the most frequently used Blackboard features.

Skip Syllabus Intros Using VoiceThread (Webinar)

  • August 23, 2017, 11am-12pm
  • Do you usually spend the entire first day of class reviewing the syllabus? Why not put your teaching time to better use by sharing your syllabus online in advance using VoiceThread? Join us as we discuss various ways to engage students even before they step into the classroom.

Using Grade Center (Webinar)

  • August 24, 2017, 1pm-2pm
  • ​Grade Center allows you to record data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress, as well as generate reports to communicate information to parents, administrators, and other stakeholders.

Fall 2017 September dates coming soon!


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: 

August 14, 2017