October Courses and New Instructional Designers

 Upcoming Training Coming in October are several workshops and courses with Learning Technology Services to help you learn a new tool, enhance your course, and receive a few faculty development credits. Respondus and Study Mate LTAD 3285 CRN 2611 (10/9/13 1:00PM – 3:00PM) Bring your quizzes and test banks. Get ready to learn how to […]


Welcome Back and Important Blackboard Updates for Fall 2013

Are you ready for the start of a new semester? Below are a couple key updates you will want to read concerning Learning Technology Services and Blackboard. Please Note: Several bugs and issues in Blackboard have been corrected over the last few weeks; including the problem with the My Grades view for students and the […]


Blackboard World 2013 Recap

Recently a team from Valencia traveled to Blackboard World 2013 in Las Vegas to learn more about the future of Blackboard, what other institutions are doing, and best practices. This will be a recount of BbWorld13 in a nutshell (including all the recap videos by Blackboard). One of our instructional designer, Josh Murdock (@ProfessorJosh), was chosen […]


Valencia Bug Watch: Student’s My Grades Error

Recently, due to a bug in Cumulative Patch 12 for Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11, many students are receiving an error message when accessing the My Grades feature in Blackboard, after the instructor creates graded forums, blogs, journals or wikis. Students will see an error message saying, “Not Found. The specified resource was not found […]


Instructurecon Adventures with the LTS Team #INSTCON

Learning Technology Services sent a team to Instructurecon (#Instcon) 2013 in Park City, Utah to learn more about Instructure Canvas, what other institutions are doing with Canvas, and about upcoming features. During this three day event we learn more about the Canvas road map, LTIs, APIs, Canvas support, and how ridiculous we all looked in […]