ITS Blog and News

2014 New Faculty Orientation Video

On August 14, 2014, ITS and CTL hosted workshops and gave tours of ITS facilities to 60 new faculty.

Looking for Blackboard Help? Upcoming Webinars and Training

Registration is available at

  1. Online Rubrics in Blackboard and Turnitin
    • Monday, Dec 8 at 12 noon - (F2F in LL-260)
    • Tuesday, Dec 9 at 10 am - (Online in Collaborate)
  2. Lecture Capture with Techsmith - (F2F in LL-260)
    • Monday, Oct 27 at 12 pm
    • Tuesday, Oct 28 at 10 am
  3. Blogs, Wikis, Journals, Discussion Boards - (1 F2f and 1 Online in Collaborate)
    • Monday, Nov 10 at 12 pm
    • Thursday, Nov 13 at 10 am
  4. Respondus Test Creation and Editing- (F2F in LL-260)
    • Monday, Nov 24 at 12 pm
    • Tuesday, Nov 25 at 10 am

To help you get your Fall courses in order (it's not too early to think about Spring 2015!), the ITS Blackboard support team are always available for one-on-one drop-in trainings and consultations. You can always get help with Blackboard and other tools at the FIT Center, in Adams Humanities 1109, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

And of course, we're here to help answer your questions, so please contact us by email at bbhelp at or by phone at 619-594-3485.

Now Available: Course Design Institute Report 2008-2014

In Spring 2008, the Course Design Institute (CDI) was launched with the goal of creating fully online versions of high demand General Education (GE) courses in order to boost enrollment options for students during the San Diego State University (SDSU) Summer Session.

Since the program's inception, 78 faculty members have participated in the CDI to develop 85 online courses that have enrolled a total of 14,172 students. This report is intended to provide a brief overview of the program, as well as corresponding enrollment and performance data.

Download the CDI Report