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
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.
Did you know that there are a number of practice guides available to you for your professional development through the FPD at COD site? There are currently several topics available, but you are encouraged to submit your own ideas for additional topics.
The Learning Technologies team is growing! We’ve added a new instructional designer, Gabi. Gabi started with us at the end of April, and we encourage you to stop by and meet her if you’re in the neighborhood.
We’ve got a new course! It’s called Blackboard for New Users, and as you might imagine, it covers some of the basic elements of using Blackboard.
Do you have Adobe Flash videos, animations, or linked content in any of your courses? You’ll need to replace them ASAP, otherwise you might end up with broken and inaccessible content.
Ally is a new addition to the suite of tools available to you in Blackboard. Ally makes it easier to ensure that your course content is accessible and that your students can access file formats that best suit their needs and learning preferences.
Looking to keep your brain from turning to mush this summer? We’ve got you covered. There are more workshops, courses, and conferences than you can shake a stick at this summer.
It’s that time again: Blackboard got an update.
If you’ve called, emailed or sent a request to Learning Technologies recently, you probably noticed that you got an automated email response via Zendesk to that interaction, much like you do when you contact the IT helpdesk. And if not, well, this will help you know what to expect if and when you do need[…]