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ITS in the news: Learning Glass

Sonic Foundry featured "Learning Through Glass at San Diego State" recently as part of a continuing series about 2015 Enterprise Video Award finalists. The award program recognizes Mediasite users for revolutionizing video in their organizations. The Learning Glass studio allows a professor to teach facing forward by writing their notes on a clear glass. The students, whether they are in the studio or watching online, see that image flipped on a screen next to the professor. Read article at

Blackboard User Group Meeting April 24

Several SDSU Faculty will share their innovative approaches to facilitating student collaboration with the aid of technology in a variety of class sizes. Our faculty presenters will give examples of student collaboration in online and face-to-face teaching environments.

Friday, April 24, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm in AH 1112

Register for the Blackboard Faculty User Group meeting on our Eventbrite registration site ( )


Spring2015 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:

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

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

    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 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