Instructional Technology


Introduction to Blackboard Learn

This Introduction to Blackboard training course provides a self-paced introduction to the Blackboard Learn course environment. It highlights some of the instructional tools that can enhance student learning and save time for instructors. A combination of learning activities has be prepared for the learner to explore.

Each module is designed to include opportunities for reading and guided exploration, as well as videos to watch that demonstrate how to use the Blackboard tools. they discuss pedagogical principles related to online learning in both web enhanced and distance education environments. Finally, you will have an opportunity to test your understanding and apply what you have learned through a number of hands-on activities and quizzes.

  • Part I: Building Courses
  • Part II: Enhancing Communication
  • Part III: Assessing Learners

Web Conferencing

This workshop will introduce participants to the process of distributing audio and video content for synchronous web based learning. Faculty will be given step-by-step instructions on the use of the desktop videoconferencing program Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly known as:  Elluminate Live!).


Screen Capture

Techsmith’s Camtasia is a program that allows the user to create web based tutorials and simulations incorporating audio and video. Faculty can deliver applications on the Web or on CD by video recording screen movements and sound.


Online Pedagogy

This course provides a basic introduction what an online or hybrid course looks like and how it functions. Online courses are designed and taught differently than face to face courses. The outcomes of years of empirical research have informed the design of online courses and rapid technological developments have provided multiple tools to help improve teaching and learning. The course will highlight some of the research findings and technology tools.


Contact Info

525 Orr Drive
104 Coleman Library
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850.599.3460
F: 850.599.3385