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Learning Technologies facilitates workshops and courses throughout the year on a variety of topics. Find out what’s coming up below and start learning with us!


October 16

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Blackboard Grade Center Combined Workshop II & III: Assignment and Test

This workshop covers how to use both the Assignment and Test tools in the Blackboard Grade Center. 

October 19 to November 20


Foundations of Online Teaching

This fully online, traditional format Blackboard course offers best practices and techniques for creating an engaging and successful online experience. Topics include: Developing your online course environment, Effective communication online, Techniques to build instructor presence, Media in the online environment, and Adaption and accessibility. Must register by 10/19/20. 

October 26 to November 11


Introduction to Instructional Video

This online workshop offers an opportunity for you to learn the basics of creating and publishing a simple instructional video. Learning materials cover equipment setup, recording process, video editing and closed-caption editing using YouTube tools, publishing to YouTube, and presenting the video in your Blackboard course. Your workshop project is a short welcome video for one of your courses. Note: This course does not cover how to use Camtasia. Full-time faculty may use the credit earned by completing this course toward range change.


November 3

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Grade Center IV: Rubrics

This is a one-hour face-to-face workshop, and the 4th of a series of workshops on Blackboard Grade Center. This workshop is intended for all COD instructors who want to utilize the Rubrics tool for grading assignments.Prerequisites: Completion of workshops “Bb Grade Center II – Assignment” or familiarity with the Assignment tool.

November 13

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Blackboard Grade Center V: Weighted Grades

ome to this session to learn more about what Blackboard can do for you and your weighted grades.  


December 2

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Blackboard Grade Center I: Basics & Beyond

Instructor-led course covering Blackboard Grade Center Basics.

Available On demand

Ally Training

Online, Self-Paced

Want to engage your students where they already are? How about empowering students to learn their own way with your content? Blackboard Ally allows students to download alternative formats of your course content.  It aslo provides feedback on how to make your content more accessible for all students, including students with disabilities. This course will help you learn to use Ally, both as a student and as an instructor.  

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Available On demand

Blackboard for New Users

Online, Self-Paced

This 7-module course for new users covers the essentials of Blackboard, including basic navigation, the course menu, availability, communicating with students, and so much more. It is the perfect introduction for the beginner.

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Learning Technologies

College of DuPage, BIC 3401

Phone: (630) 942-2490