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.

August Webinars

Wednesday, 8/21, 12:00pm - Using video to increase engagement: a Panopto Overview

Looking for new ways to engage your students? With Panopto, you can not only upload and share videos, but you can also easily create videos, embed quizzes in your videos, create and assign video homework, and much more. Join us as we give a quick overview of the tool. In this webinar we will:

  • Upload video to Panopto
  • Add Panopto links to Blackboard
  • Embed a quiz into your video
  • Create Panopto graded assignments
  • Preview caption options

Thursday, 8/22, 11:00am - Get your Course Ready: a Blackboard Checklist

Haven’t used Blackboard in awhile? Join us for the top pointers in getting your Blackboard course up and ready for your students! In this webinar, you will learn to:

  • Organize your Blackboard course menu
  • Add content and menu items to your course
  • Create announcements
  • Utilize necessary tools for your course
  • Make your course available
  • Configure notifications for the Activity Stream

Tuesday, 8/27, 1:00pm - What’s New with Blackboard

In May 2019, UIC upgraded its version of Blackboard. In this webinar, we will:

  • Review the new homepage
  • Explore the Activity Stream
  • Configure notifications
  • Locate your courses

Thursday, 8/29, 11:00am - Introduction to Webex

Looking for a streamlined web conferencing tool to host meetings from anywhere? Cisco WebEx is a multi-functional, on-demand collaboration, online meeting, web conferencing and videoconferencing application. The WebEx system combines web-based meetings with integrated collaboration tools such as whiteboard, chat, and screen share. This session covers the browser version (no installation required). In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Login to your WebEx account
  • Schedule a meeting
  • Navigate the meeting room
  • Share Content


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: 

August 13, 2019