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ITS Honored for Creative Use of Video

Instructional Technology Services (ITS) is among the winners of the 2015 Enterprise Video Awards presented by Sonic Foundry. ITS received the Learning Environment Award for creative and practical use of video at San Diego State University.

Specifically, ITS was recognized for its role in creating the Learning Glass (2 min video), a see-through whiteboard that allows an instructor to face the students as they observe him solving problems. The software in the Learning Glass “flips” the instructor’s words or figures so students see them face forward. The Learning Glass was developed in conjunction with SDSU physics professor, Matt Anderson (10 min video) and has been embraced by several other faculty members.

“Kudo for this award to Rich Bakken, Polly Card and the fine student assistants who are part of the ITS video production team,” said James Frazee, ITS director. See the descriptive video (3 min) and article hosted at Sonic Foundry.


2015 Training: Blackboard, Respondus, Collaborate, and more!

Instructional Technology Services would like to invite you to attend our latest workshops. We are offering several NEW workshops (see descriptions and details below), and several of these workshops will be taught online using our virtual conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate.

To view the dates/times of these workshops and register online, please go to the ITS online registration web site at http://its.sdsu.edu/events

In addition, we are available for one-on-one consultations, departmental presentatons, and more. Please contact us at the Blackboard Help Desk, 619.594.3485 or bbhelp@sdsu.edu


2014 Videos

November, 2014 Learning Spaces for Collaboration


August, 2014: ITS tour by 60 new faculty.


Looking for Blackboard Help? Upcoming Webinars and Training

Registration and a list of upcoming workshops are available at http://its.sdsu.edu/events

    The ITS Blackboard support team are always available for one-on-one drop-in training and consultations. Come in and get help with Blackboard and other tools at the FIT Center, in Adams Humanities 1109, Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm and Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

And of course, we're here to help answer your questions, so please contact us by email at bbhelp at sdsu.edu 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 (PDF)