Academic Technology Faculty Workshops

July 2020

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The Office of Academic Technology is offering several workshops for summer 2020. For more information about our upcoming workshops, Online Self-Paced Courses, and support resources, please see below.

Upcoming Academic Technology Workshops – July 2020

Sign up to attend the sessions. Click HERE to RSVP. 

Creating Engaging Content - Getting Started with your Course

This workshop will cover best practices and an introduction to instructional technology tools to create engaging content for your students.

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, July 2, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Communicating with Students with Zoom and Bb Collaborate

This session is useful for conducting live sessions (class lectures and office hours) for your classes. Come learn how to use this useful tool.

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 10:00am - 10:45am (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:00am - 11:45am (Bb Collaborate)
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2:00pm - 2:45pm (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 3:00pm - 3:45pm (Bb Collaborate)

Assessment of Student Learning

This advanced session will provide information on the features of Blackboard for creating online assessments, such as assignments and tests, as well as organizing the Grade Center.

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, July 9, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am

Turnitin – Improve Writing and Prevent Plagiarism

Turnitin is an online plagiarism checker for students to upload their written work. When students submit their assignment, it will be compared, and cross checked with those contained in Turnitin's database.

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am

Creating Instructional Video and Audio for Your Courses

Lecture capture technology lets instructors digitally record their lectures and make those recordings available to students.

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10:00am – 11:30am

Blackboard Faculty Support Services

Support for Blackboard is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Need Help 

  1. Submitting a Help Desk ticket here:
    • Login with your campus username and password.
    • Navigate to Faculty Support > Blackboard > Blackboard Question.
    • Request training information.
  2. Call us (310) 243-2500, option #2, or direct (310) 243-3176 (After hours calls reroute to the Blackboard call center)

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