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)

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. 

Building a Blackboard Site - The Basics

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.

You will learn to:

  • Design your Blackboard course site
  • Add content and menu items to your course
  • Create announcements

Tuesday, August 21, from 1-2pm

Wednesday, August 22, from 1-2pm

How to Skip Syllabus Introductions: VoiceThread

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.

Tuesday, August 21, from 11-12pm

What’s New with Blackboard

In this webinar we will go over a couple new tools that will help you manage your courses.

You will also learn about a pilot program for the 2019 Blackboard Ultra Interface, which will include a vastly updated modern look and feel as well as no downtime for future upgrades. To learn more about this pilot opportunity, visit: https://accc.uic.edu/service/learning-management-system/blackboard-ultra-pilot

Wednesday, August 22, from 11-12pm

Thursday, August 23, from 11-12pm 


Setting Up Grade Center

Use Grade Center to record data, calculate grades, and monitor student progress. In this webinar, you will become familiar with the Grade Center interface and learn to:

  • Organize your grade columns.
  • Manage your smart view shortcuts.
  • Use grading periods and schema.

Friday, August 24, from 11-12pm​​


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: 

August 13, 2018