Learning Technologies is dedicated to researching, implementing, and supporting learning technologies in order to create the student-centered learning environment necessary to deliver high-quality education.
Online & Hybrid Design
Learning Technologies will work closely with you to develop or adapt courses for online and hybrid delivery. You can find assistance with every step of the process, including instructional design, media production, and technical help.
Workshops & Events
Throughout the year Learning Technologies facilitates workshops, courses, and one-on-one or group consultations designed to help you advance your knowledge and mastery of educational technologies
We offer one-on-one support for Blackboard on a walk-in and appointment basis and regular workshops throughout the year on Blackboard features. Watch for the launch of our updated Knowledge Base, the one-stop-shop for Blackboard online support at COD.
Our computer lab is equipped with both Macs and PCs, webcams, headsets, and a WACOM tablet. All computers have Camtasia and Adobe Creative Suite installed.
Learning Technologies investigates and evaluates new technologies for online and classroom use. We help to make sure these technologies are available to you as a faculty member, through our labs and equipment checkout, and provide support and training.
Sound Booth & Green Screen
The sound booth can be used for creating podcasts and adding voice-overs to screencasts or presentations. Using our green screen and HD camera, we can help you script, shoot, and edit brief videos for your courses.
Web Content Management
Whether you need to make simple updates or overhaul your department’s homepage, we can help you make sure your program is well-represented on the web.
Digital Resource Management
Working closely with the Library, Learning Technologies can help you obtain and use copyrighted digital material for your online, hybrid, or web-enhanced course. We also offer assistance with organizing and uploading publisher content, such as course material and testbanks.
Meet Our Team
Ready to learn some new tech skills this fall? We’ve got a full slate of course and workshops this fall to help you learn all things Blackboard. Here’s what’s coming up over the next few months. All courses that require registration can be accessed through Cornerstone via the Portal. On-Demand You can learn when and[…]
It’s not uncommon for instructors to share PowerPoint slides used in class with students. This can be a great way to help students study, take better notes, or just catch up if they were out for the day. However, it’s also not uncommon for these presentations to lack accessibility. Here, we’ll take a look at[…]
Have you started using Ally yet? One thing that might be helpful as a rookie Ally user is to see just how the tool has helped those at other institutions. One of the best ways to do that is to check out the Ally Community Stories on the Blackboard Ally website. Through this site, you’ll[…]
Getting Started New to Blackboard? Need a refresher? Here are links to some things you’ll need to know to get everything set up and ready to go for the semester. Software Recommendations Start the Semester Add Content Best Practices FAQs Blackboard Updates Blackboard has had a few updates over the past few months, including one[…]
While you might be more comfortable heading into the back-to-school season as an instructor, there’s no reason you can’t step into the student role as well. Especially since fall is absolutely loaded with opportunities to learn new things about technology, pedagogy, and more. Here are some of the courses, workshops, conferences and other opportunities for[…]
In-Service is fast approaching and we’re getting ready to share all kinds of great back-to-school tips, tools and support with you! Here’s where you can find us during In-Service (find the full schedule here). Thursday, August 15th We’ll be leading a number of the breakout sessions on Thursday: SRC 2025 Course Preparation: Export/Import, Date Management,[…]
Have you checked out our latest installment of Tech Minute? Staff member Becky Benkert takes you through how to personalize your Course Menu using color. You can also watch the video on our knowledge base, and learn more about how to use just about every tool in Blackboard!
Blackboard Collaborate got a recent update. What does that mean? There are a lot of really cool new features and tweaks that can make Collaborate even better to use. Easily Identify Connection Issues Collaborate can now determine if moderators and attendees are experiencing connection issues that can identify with their ability to participate in the[…]
The lightboard can be a great tool for creating videos that engage your students and make it easier to understand complex topics. However, it can take some practice to learn what to do and what not to do when using this tech tool to get the best quality results.
Welcome to a new feature we have to offer: Tech Minute! In each segment, we’ll address a small thing you can do in Blackboard to make your course work better for you AND your students. Without further ado, here’s the first Tech Minute! Have questions? Check out our knowledge base for additional information.