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
New year, new knowledge! There are loads of opportunities to learn some new skills, build on existing ones, or share your experiences coming up over the next few months. LT Workshops and Courses Here’s the list of upcoming opportunities currently being offered by LT during the Spring Term. To register, please use Cornerstone via the[…]
We understand that not every instructor has time to come in for Blackboard help during our regular business hours. That’s why we started offering support on weekends and in the evenings. Here’s where you can find us this week! Thursday, November 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 10 from 6 p.m. to[…]
Most of the time, student test taking and assignment submission goes off without a hitch. However, sometimes an assignment or test needs to be reset so that a student may either retake or resubmit it. Here’s the best practices for this process: Have questions about this process? Please give us a call at (630) 942-2490[…]
Do you know who to call for your Blackboard issues? Both LT and IT support Blackboard here on campus, but in different ways–though we might overlap sometimes. Here’s what we each do: Learning Technologies We focus on the day-to-day use of Blackboard so we can help you with setting up various parts of your course,[…]
While Ally is a great tool for assessing if the content items in your course are accessible, it doesn’t check everything. What about the content of webpages that you’re using in your course (or, gasp, your course page itself)? How do you assess if the contrast is good, you have all images tagged with alt-text,[…]
Are you using the discussion forums in your courses? Would like like a quick overview of how to adjust all the settings? Here’s your chance to learn! In under two minutes, you’ll learn all the basics about discussion forum settings in Blackboard. Questions? Comments? Let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Ally is bringing its IncluCity tour to College of DuPage next week and you can take part! There will be several fun and engaging learning opportunities over the two days the tour will be here, touching not only on Blackboard Ally but also on larger accessibility issues. You’ll find the full schedule below as well[…]
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[…]