Open Consultation Days

Tentative dates:

End of Term 2185

Monday-Wednesday, August 6-8

Start of Term 2188

Wednesday-Friday, August 22-24


Located in Langsam Library, 5th Floor in the IT@UC Lab

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The Center for Excellence in eLearning (CEeL) is pleased to host Open Consultation Days, a professional development event offering faculty an opportunity to work one-on-one with instructional technologists, designers, and support specialists, on a walk-in basis. Consultants will be available to answer questions about Blackboard, Kaltura, Echo360, Catalyst, Examity, course accessibility, and strategies for improving teaching and learning.

Topics Include:

  • Submitting Spring Semester grades to Catalyst
  • Building dynamic, inclusive, and effective learner-centric courses.
  • Preparing the Grade Center for Spring Semester (e.g., configuring weighted grades, creating categories and Smart Views, and setting up Retention Center rules).
  • Assigning, collecting and grading assignments from any web browser using the all-new Box View with SafeAssign.
  • Building tests and surveys, adding questions with Respondus Test Maker, and remotely proctoring using Examity.
  • Increasing student participation using discussion boards, blogs, wikis, and groups.
  • Producing captivating video with Kaltura's CaptureSpace, and engaging students with Echo360 lecture capture.
  • Using WebEx to create meaningful distance learning experiences.
  • Creating universally accessible course content, and captioning video with Cielo24.

Virtual Assistance NEW!

Unable to make it to campus or need in-depth assistance with Canopy tools? Schedule an appointment and consult virtually with a 24/7 Canopy Support representative during Open Consultation!

Other Resources

Video Tutorials for Instructors - YouTube

Learn how to use the tools in your Blackboard courses. These short on-demand video tutorials, produced by Blackboard, were created just for you, and explain how to be successful in your online learning course environment.

Blackboard's Official Help Site for Instructors

Need help uploading an assignment, viewing your grades, or changing your personal information? Blackboard's Official Help Site offers articles with step-by-step instructions for nearly any task.