Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

Workshops, Lunch & Learns, Webinars, and more!


Kaltura Workshop

September 8, 2017, 1:00-3:00pm Luther Bonney Room 203, Portland Campus

Kaltura gives you the tools you need to record video and audio from your computer’s screen or webcam. It’s full integration with Blackboard makes producing instructional media for your course a breeze. Join us for this workshop to learn how to plan and produce engaging  and accessible instructional video clips with this new tool.



Lunch & Learn: Second Tuesday of Every Month - Webinars the following Wednesday

Join Learning Designers Damien Michaud, PhD, Rucha Modak, PhD and Mike Matis, M.Ed.  for skills- and pedagogy-based offerings. If you can’t make the in-person Lunch & Learn, join us for a live webinar the following Wednesday evening. Connect via Zoom - RSVP for connection info. Every second Tuesday 12:15-1:45 pm in Glickman, 325 on Portland campus. RSVP for lunch or to join the webinar which will be held the following Wednesday at 5 pm.


  • Tuesday September 12: Creating Assessments in Blackboard/Overview of Blackboard Grade center

  • Tuesday, October 10: Overview of Quality Matters/Engaging Your Learners

  • Tuesday, November, 14: Accessible Design Online

  • Tuesday, December 12: Using Video in Your Course


New Faculty Quickstart to Online Teaching

USM's Quick Start Orientation to teaching online in Blackboard is designed for new and part-time faculty who need a jumpstart on building their fully online or blended course. However, it can be used by anyone working on a new course, or anyone who is teaching a Blackboard-based course for the first time. As you work through this self-paced material you will be able to:

1.    Get acclimated to Blackboard (experience student perspective)

2.    Get Introduced to a variety of relevant learning theories, instructional design models and best practices

3.    Write a syllabus

4.    Flesh out course schedule

5.    Complete module outline template for weeks 1-2

By the end of the course participants should have first 2 weeks built out in development course and the skills needed to finish remainder of the course. While you will be provided with basic information on how to use the grade center, we suggest working with a learning designer to go over grade center in person, after completing the orientation course. Contact to register.


Mid-Term Assessment

CTEL’s Mid-Term Assessment survey goes out to all participating 14 week online and blended courses in Weeks 7 and 8. This anonymous survey draws on the Online Learning Consortium’s ‘Quality Scorecard’ and collects feedback from students about the design of their course/s. Look for an invitation in your email in early October to ask for a customized copy of this survey.