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New Time and Location! Blackboard User Group Meeting - April 25, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm, AH-2108

Did you know Blackboard will be updated this summer? You're invited to join us on April 25 from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm in Adams Humanities 2108 (Note: New time and location!) to hear testimonials from faculty and staff who have used this latest version to conduct courses and workshops. See how Blackboard 9.1.13 will truly save you time. Preview the many upgraded features designed to improve teaching and learning!

Lunch will be served and seating is limited. Be sure to register for this event at

Upcoming Blackboard Workshops

The following virtual workshops will be offered soon. To register for any of these sessions and to receive login information please visit

Blackboard Upgrade - Find Out What's "Coming Soon!"

Based on the positive feedback from our last webinar, we will be hosting two additional webinars next week to prepare faculty for the new features and capabilities of Blackboard that will be available this Fall. If you're unable to attend the Blackboard User Group Meeting in person, please attend a virtual session (live online) via Blackboard Collaborate to see what's new.

  • What's New in Blackboard - April 23rd 10am-11am - Online via Collaborate
  • What's New in Blackboard - April 24rd 10am-11am - Online via Collaborate

Blackboard Grade Center

It won't be long before grades are due. Are you using the Blackboard Grade Center effectively? Join us for an online webinar as we help you understand the "ins" and "outs" of Grade Center.

  • Blackboard Grade Center - April 22nd 10am-11am - Online via Collaborate

Summer Session 2014: Get Your Ducks in Line

Are you teaching fully online this summer? This workshop will prepare you for your Summer 2014 online course including tips on how to handle students who can’t access Blackboard, best practices for student contact, Grade Center shortcuts, and more. This session will be conducted virtually using Blackboard Collaborate. If you aren’t able to attend the workshop, please feel free to contact us for a private consultation.

  • Summer Session 2014: Get Your Ducks in Line - May 2 3pm-4pm
  • Summer Session 2014: Get Your Ducks in Line - May 5 10am-11am

Once again, to register for any of these sessions and receive login information please visit

SAVE THE DATE - One Day In May

Mark your calendars for May 20 and get ready to join us during our premier annual faculty development event - One Day in May.

One Day in May this year will focus on how SDSU can take a leadership role in the national and regional conversation about student learning and achievement. All faculty are invited to interact with national experts like George Kuh, the creator of the National Survey of Student Engagement, and draw on their own expertise to forge a shared path as we continue to improve student learning and enhance our growing academic reputation. Please bring a friend or colleague from your department!

Kelvin Crosby: From Where I Sit

SDSU Undergraduate Kelvin Crosby talks about the academic challenges he faces as a visual and hearing impaired student at SDSU and how CSU faculty and staff can help disabled students succeed in college.

Amy Schmitz Weiss on Twitter as a Learning Tool

SDSU's Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss describes three ways she uses Twitter for student assignments in her classes in the School of Journalism and Media Studies.