Faculty Technology Bootcamp

Thursday, January 25th and Friday, January 26th

Faculty Bootcamp is offered to all full time and adjunct faculty at the beginning of each semester to help our faculty get their courses ready. Bring your work and come join us in Serra 155 for informal work sessions with the iTeam. 

Drop-In Anytime! 

9:00am to 4:00pm 
Serra 155

Faculty Bootcamp Workshops

During Bootcamp this semester we are also offering a full range of formal Blackboard trainings so that all USD faculty at any skill level can find the training that fits their course goals. 

Blackboard Orientation (for new users) - Blackboard Orientation will give faculty that are new to Blackboard an overview of the navigation, interface, features, and tools that you can use to supplement your face-to-face course with online materials, assignment submission, grade feedback, and communication. This course is a prerequisite to seeking a Blackboard course at USD.

Blackboard Collaboration - Use Blackboard Groups to engage students in asynchronous Discussion Boards, Wikis, and Blogs. Leverage Blackboard's Collaborate Ultra for off campus virtual classrooms and synchronous group chats. Utilize best practices for providing effective feedback to students on collaborative activities.

Blackboard Assessments - Effective use of the exam tool and questions pools in Blackboard can help protect the integrity of your exams and increase efficiency in grading and providing feedback. The purpose of this training is to provide faculty with best practices for exam creation and deployment in Blackboard. In this session, faculty will learn about the various questions types, exam deployment strategies and effective use of exam pools. 

Blackboard Grade Center  - Simplify your grading and administration, centralize assignment submissions, and utilize best practices for learner feedback by using the Grade Center in Blackboard. Learn how to develop and administer the Grade Center from start to finish. Pre-requisite: Blackboard Orientation or Blackboard Essentials and/or demonstrate proficiency with basic Blackboard components.

Browse the IT Training Calendar.


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Basic Drills & Essential Tools!

SMART podium
Document Camera
Mac/PC basics


Gear Up - Pack your Backpack!

Blackboard Olé
Grade Center
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Respondus Lockdown Browser

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Special Tactics!

Virtual Office Hours
Web Conferencing
Podcasting and iTunes U
Social Media



iPad Classroom Project
Summer Innovation Institute
Student Technology Assistant (STA) Program

On-Call Life Support/Rescue Team: Call us at x7900 or email us at iteam@sandiego.edu