Learning Technology Webinars and Workshops

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.

To access past webinars, visit go.uic.edu/past-lts-webinars.

January 16th - Intro to the New Blackboard

Blackboard Learn, UIC’s learning management system, has made significant improvements in functionality over the past several years. In May 2019, UIC will be upgrading its version of Blackboard. Join us for a preview of the new design.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Preview the new Blackboard
  • Review the new homepage
  • Discuss the major changes

January 22nd - VoiceThread Basics: Moderating Comments, Private & Threaded Replies, & Copying (vendor-led)

VoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence, through presentations including images, audio, video, and text. Participants will learn how to give private feedback, use threaded commenting, copy VoiceThreads for use with multiple groups, and use comment moderation to formatively assess student work.  

January 25th - Instructional Designer Office Hours

Have questions or comments about Learning Technology Solutions at UIC? We’ve got your back! Join us on Blackboard Collaborate for Instructional Designer Office Hours (11:00am to 1:00pm).

January 29th - VoiceThread Basics: VoiceThread & Your LMS (vendor-led)

VoiceThread is a learning tool for enhancing student engagement and online presence, through presentations including images, audio, video, and text. We will work on integrating VoiceThread into a learning management system. With LMS integration educators can create and share VoiceThreads and grade student work. Participants will learn how to use the assignment builder feature to assess student work during a hands-on segment.

January 30th - Getting Started with Webex

Looking for a streamlined web conferencing tool to host meetings from anywhere? Cisco Webex is a multi-functional online meeting, web conferencing, videoconferencing, and on-demand collaboration application. The Webex system combines web-based meetings with integrated collaboration tools such as whiteboard, chat, and screen share. This session covers the web browser version only.

In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Login to your Webex account
  • Schedule a meeting
  • Navigate the meeting room

Professional Development Webinars
(Hosted on Blackboard Collaborate)

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. 


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: 

January 16, 2019