It is the mission of the Educational Technology Team to provide faculty and staff with effective professional development by offering training, resources, and support.
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We conduct workshops and training to meet College, Program, and Individual faculty and staff needs on topics ranging from classroom presentation software to Blackboard to Microsoft Office applications.
Faculty have access to over 20 educational technology tools and services. Use the catalog to learn how to use the right technology tool to enhance student learning.
Sign up for workshops in the WilmU Learning Center. For more information on how to register for workshops, visit this help page or watch this 90 second video to see the entire login and registration process
Instructors have the opportunity to become certified to teach an online or hybrid course.
The Pathway to Instructional Excellence is designed to help lead instructors through a competency-based pathway that recommends a sequence of training workshops that should be completed to become more competent instructors. This web page also provides a centralized repository of all Educational Technology workshops.
View the schedule and register for an upcoming Educational Technology technology training session.
Download the Getting Started flyer (PDF), to learn how to start your journey on the Pathway to Instructional Excellence. The Educational Technology Department is your go-to resource at Wilmington University for training and support in your classroom. We’ll help you get up and running at Wilmington University with training in Blackboard and other technologies. Workshops are offered in several modalities: Face to Face, Online Webinars, and Self-Paced Online Courses and new in 2017 - Video Workshops!
Blackboard Basic & Advanced training is required by all the colleges. You may be prompted to fulfill training before your first course starts. Basic & Advanced provide essential, core training about the use of the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS).
Blackboard Training can be accomplished in one of three ways:
- Face-to-Face Training - Many faculty members like the classroom training experience with an instructor. Currently, all (F2F) face-to-face training occurs at the Faculty Training Lab, located in Building 47 of the Wilson Graduate Center, in room 451. Please check out our workshop registration forms to sign-up for a suitable time to take Bb Basic and Bb Advanced using our event calendar. (On the event calendar page, click the title of the session to register. Event registration is free.) Face to Face training provides hands on opportunities to complete all tasks that are outlined.
- Online Webinars - Taking an online webinar in Basic or Advanced gives you the steps and knowledge to complete tasks in a BBPRACTICE course. You will observe, watch, and ask questions during the webinar. Then, upon conclusion of the webinar, the faculty member will complete activities outlined in the training.
- Self-Paced Training - Some savvy users may want to use the steps outlined in a course whereby all faculty are enrolled called Blackboard Training (TRIN.BBTRAINING) Faculty may follow the BBTRAINING Activity Outline found in the Syllabus section of the BBTRAINING course to complete tasks entirely online, self-paced, and on your own. Go through each of the activities in Bb Basic and Bb Advanced, and complete all tasks in a BBPRACTICE course where you are the Instructor. If the Self-Paced option is chosen, and you don't have a BBPRACTICE course in your Blackboard courses list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a BBPTACTICE course. Please complete all the assignment activities and then email email@example.com to ask for a BBPRACTICE course review, and an instructional technologist will check your completed work.
Group training sessions may be set up for a department or college.
Just-in-time training sessions are available for a variety of technology topics.
Self-Directed Training Options
SafeAssign is a service offered by Blackboard which helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers.
This training will cover 12 simple tips that WilmU faculty and staff members should know and actively practice.
Contact a member of the Online Learning and Educational Technology team.
Blackboard Resources site for faculty and students.
Get live phone support and review information for learning about Wilmington University faculty & staff technology.
Multimedia services involve technical support, creation of media-rich content, high-tech equipment, and special software.