Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

Learning Designer Mike Matis, MEd, Creates CTEL Quick Guides

Faculty on Computer

CTEL has created brief online documents to provide answers to common instructor queries. If you have further questions, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a Learning Designer.


Blackboard Quick Guide

Blackboard is a course management system used campus-wide at USM. The system allows faculty to post course materials, deliver tests and surveys, hold online discussions, and facilitate many other course-related functions.

Getting Started With Kaltura

Kaltura is a tool in Blackboard that can be used to record, store and share audio and video with students. This guide only scratches the surface of what Kaltura can do. There are more resources forthcoming.

MaineStreet Faculty Center

Faculty Center is where USM faculty post their students’ final grades for the semester. You can also view scheduling information for your courses, send mass emails to your students, and view class rosters.

First-Time Course Setup

CTEL recommends the following workflow to set up your courses for the first time in Blackboard. These steps will make your course less confusing and easier to navigate for your students, and ensure everything is ready for the start of the Semester

Creating Instructional Media

This guide will take you through a workflow that will help you create effective, accessible video and audio assets for your course.

Adding YouTube Videos to Blackboard

This guide will show you how to use Blackboard’s “Embed Media Tool” to add YouTube videos to your course.