Workshops and Training

The Office of Online Learning sponsors a variety of workshops and training on topics related to educational technologies, online and hybrid/blended learning, Blackboard Learn, and emerging technologies for teaching and learning.

The Office of Online Learning offers training sessions on Downtown campus as well. Click here to check them out.

Registering for Workshops

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down and click on ‘Classroom Training’ icon
  3. Click on Search, Enroll and Withdraw
  4. Click the drop-down list under Select Category and Choose CT
  5. Double click on the session you would like to enroll
  6. Click on Enroll button. You will prompted to log in with your myUTSA ID and Passphrase
  7. After you log in you receive a confirmation page

Our Workshop Sessions take you a step further hosting workshops given by your fellow colleagues on technology tools and techniques that they have found to be highly effective in their own classes.


Upcoming Educational Technology Workshop(s)

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Office of Online Learning
2 pm | Faculty Center | Paul LeBlanc

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Take a coffee break at the FIT Lab and meet other instructors and TAs interested in uses of technology in the classroom. Share ideas, spark your creativity, collaborate with your colleagues, and engage in a learning community.


Upcoming FIT Coffee Break(s)

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Office of Online Learning
11 am | FIT Lab|Sonia Catto-Moreno

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What is a hybrid/blended class? How do I learn to teach online? What is the big deal about online learning? Well, here is your chance to get those and any other questions about hybrid and online teaching answered. Both of these academies are taught exactly in the format that you would teach them in, by putting you in the role of a student in these courses, while walking you through the design, development, and pedagogy of online and hybrid courses.

Upcoming Digital Learning Academies

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Our Blackboard training sessions range from the essentials to more advanced topics. In addition, we offer specials workshops for Blackboard Grade Center, SoftChalk, and many more.


Upcoming Training Session(s)

  • Blackboard to ASAP Grade Transfer
    In this session you will learn how to setup Blackboard Grade Center to communicate with ASAP to transfer Midterm and Final grades.

  • Combating the Paper Trail: Online Assignments and Tests
    This session is intended to help faculty utilize the Assignment, Safe Assignment and Testing tools within Blackboard Learn to assess their students.

  • Enhancing Collaboration with Students using Blackboard Learn Discussion Board, Blog, Wiki and Journal
    In this session faculty will learn how to communicate more effectively with their students by using the Blackboard Learn Discussion Board, Blog, Wiki and Journal tool.

  • Getting Started with SoftChalk
    In this session you will learn the basics of creating an interactive lesson in SoftChalk that can be published to Blackboard Learn.

  • Mashing Up Your Blackboard Course Content using: SlideShare, Flicker, YouTube, & NBC Learn
    In this session you will learn how to find and insert multimedia content using Blackboard Learn’s mashup tools for SlideShare, YouTube, Flickr, and NBC Learn.

  • Respondus
    In this session faculty will learn how to format a Word document to be used by Respondus, create a test in Respondus, and transfer and publish in Blackboard Learn.

  • Tackling the Challenges of the Blackboard Learn Grade Center
    In this session participants will learn how to navigate the grade center, create column and calculated columns, edit and modify columns, enter grades, manage and setup a column for the Blackboard Learn to ASAP transfer.

  • Three things You Need to Know to Get Started with Blackboard
    In this workshop you will learn how to add content, utilize the communication tools and learn the basics of the grade center.

  • The Perfect Combination: YouTube + Blackboard
    In this session you will learn how to record a video lecture that can be posted to your YouTube channel and embedded within your Blackboard course. You will also learn how provide close captioning text to your video.

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