Academic Technology Services (ATS) Training

Take a class to improve your technology skills! Each semester Information Technology Services (ITS) offers formal training workshops on a spectrum of supported IT, academic and web technologies.  ITS invites you to review the self-service  IT Training Calendar or Course Catalog for the latest course offerings. Quicklinks to  targeted offerings are listed below: 

"One-Click" Self-Service Registration: When you find a training on the IT Calendar/Schedule, click Register and then Add to Calendar to save on your personal calendar. Review your registrations on My Classes page. Please cancel your registration 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend a training using the My Classes page.  

Fall ‘18 Academic Technology Training

Faculty Professional Development

The  Instructional Support and Training staff (iTeam) offer structured workshops and events around Blackboard integrated tool suite and a range of supported technologies. Learn more...

Structured Workshops

Blackboard Orientation | 1.5 hr - Basic training, required for faculty.

Blackboard Course Design | 1.5 hr
Blackboard Collaboration | 1.5 hr
Blackboard Exams and Tests | 1.5 hr
Blackboard Grade Center | 1.5 hr
Blackboard Turnitin | 1.5 hr

Hosted Events

Faculty Technology Bootcamp | 2 days - Pre-semester faculty work session 
Learn@Lunch Series - Contemporary topics. Faculty discussions. Catered lunch. 
Blackboard Migration Debrief  - Stay inspired and informed! Transparent discussions. Lunch is provided!
Individual/Small Group 
      Media Services - Faculty Video Workshops - offered weekly in Media Services, max. 3 person
Academic and Classroom Video Creation Basics | 1.5 hr
Flipped Lecture and Screen Recording | 1.5 hr
Final Cut Pro X Video Editing | 1.5 hr
Web Conferencing using Zoom | 1.5 hr

One-on-One Faculty ConsultationsOn specific course design topics, schedule a 30-minute segment between 9:00am and 4:00pm on the iTeam Consultation Calendar.
Product Webinars - Vendor-offered, live workshops, topics and dates rotate 


Supporting academic research and scholarship. 

Blackboard Onboarding for Students | 1 hr.
Academic Research and Scholarship

Qualtrics for Research Surverys | 1 hr.
Academic Poster Creation | 1.5 hr.
Adobe Spark for Class Assignments | 1 hr.

All-Campus Trainings

Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to register for one or more of the IT department's expert-facilitated, custom on campus trainings. Learn a new productivity tool, enhance your technology skills. 


  • MS Excel: Basics | 1.5 hr
  • MS Excel: Beyond the Basics | 1.5 hr
  • MS OneNote for Effective Note-taking | 1 hr
  • Print Design 101: PowerPoint for Non-designer | 1.5 hr
  • MS Powerpoint A-Z | 1 hr


  • Adobe InDesign | 1.5 hr
  • Adobe Photoshop Basics | 1.5 hr
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro for Beginners | 1.5 hr
  • Using Adobe Spark for Class Assignments | 1 hr


  • Google Q & A | 45 min
  • Google Mail Merge | 45 min

Custom and On Demand Training

Customized Department Training - (for groups of  8 or more) Fill out an IT Training Request  and tell us about your specific departmental or class needs, such as Blackboard and any university supported software. You book the location and we identify and provide a qualified trainer for your chosen training topic. Contact:
Book an Expert Need help with Classroom technology, Video Editing, Doc Camera, Digital Images: Scanning & Camera, select Adobe products, media software training for projects related to academic course needs. Contact: (2-weeks only - limited availability) IT provides rotational licenses to faculty and staff to access the self-paced tutorial library on leading software products and topics. Request a  2-week license.