September’s Workshops and Courses with Learning Technology Services

Coming in September are several workshops and courses with Learning Technology Services to help you learn a new tool, enhance your course, and get a few faculty development credits.

Navigating Blackboard

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Webinar — 2:00 – 4:00pm:  LTAD3180 2 Navigating Blackboard(CRN 2381): This course is designed to help faculty navigate the Blackboard Course Management Environment.  Note: This course is an online synchronous, interactive webinar. 2 PD Hours.

Adding Content to Blackboard

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, Webinar — 2:00 – 4:00pm: LTAD3181 Adding Content to Blackboard(CRN 2356): This course is designed to help faculty add content in the Blackboard Course Management System. Note: This course is an online synchronous, interactive webinar. 2 PD Hours.

Faculty Front Door

Friday, September 7, 2012, West Campus Room 7-140 — 2:00 – 3:00pm: LTAD3187 Faculty Front Door(CRN 2510): is a user-friendly tool for creating a faculty web site to display your syllabus, and course materials. In this hands-on workshop, faculty will learn the key features of the tool and create a simple website for their course.  This course will be offered again Thursday, September 20, 2012 West Campus Room COD 1 from 6-7pm. 1 PD Hour.

Blackboard Essentials

Blackboard_BoardFriday, September 14 – Monday, October 15, 2012: LTAD3282 Blackboard Essentials(CRN 2198): In this project-based course, participants will learn how to prepare their courses for delivery using the blackboard learning management system (LMS). Successful completion of this course is demonstrated by completing a learning module containing certain required elements to demonstrate your ability to use the tools.  Note: This course requires weekly synchronous virtual meetings in addition to online coursework. Thursdays, September 20, September 27, October 4, and October 11, 2012, Online Webinar 5:00 – 6:00pm. 10 PD Hours.

How to Register for Courses

  • Review the Faculty Development Calendar or Course Search to view the courses offered
  • Click on the course to view the description,instructional method, time, location and CRN to make your selection
  • Write down or print the CRN(s) of the workshops you wish to attend
  • Login to ATLAS using your User Name and PIN
  • Click on the Registration tab
  • Click on Register for classes in the Registration Box
  • Click on Step 3: Register for Classes/Withdraw.
  • Click on the arrow on the drop down box to select Professional Development 12/13 and then click on the Submit button
  • Enter the CRN(s) in the boxes at the bottom of the screen
  • Click on Submit Changes button
  • Click on Detail Schedule at the bottom of the screen to view your registration

NOTE: Faculty development courses will appear on your Atlas professional development transcript. How to print a professional development transcript.

Bagels and Blackboard

As we embark on teaching in the latest version of Blackboard, we have designed some discussion and overview sessions to help our faculty and staff learn about the latest changes. Bagels and Blackboard is an opportunity to (1) learn about specific changes in SP9 and (2) get general questions on Blackboard answered. No PD or Faculty Development Credit will be offered for these sessions. These sessions are designed to get your questions answered and to meet members of the Learning Technology Services (LTS) Instructional Design team.

A short presentation on new features will start at 9:00 a.m. on the dates listed below and the team will stick around to answer questions until 11:00 a.m. Feel free to stop in anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to join us to learn more about Blackboard’s latest features and meet the team. Click the registration button below to RSVP for this event, even if you are just dropping by for a short time.


 Bagels and Blackboard:


Date & Time


Osceola Campus

Building 1 – Room 115

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

9:00 a.m.

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East Campus

Building 4 – Room 133

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
9:00 a.m.

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West Campus

Building 6 – Room 326A

Thursday, September 6, 2012
9:00 a.m.

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