The instructional training section of Academic Instructional Technology (AIT) provides instructional training expertise for the development and support of instructional technology including online courses and specialized educational programs.

We are available to assist faculty with the following:

  • Assistance with pedagogy in an online learning environment.
  • Faculty training and support in regards to Blackboard, Adams State University’s Learning Management System.
  • Group and individual training for supported technologies.
  • Recommendations for managing online course instruction.
  • Recommendations and guidelines for the effective uses of multimedia.

Contact Information

Academic Instructional Technology Help Desk
MCD 115
Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.
719-587-7371
asaitc@adams.edu

Blackboard Faculty How to Page
This page includes several documents and short videos that address the how to functions within Blackboard for Faculty and Instructors.

Professional Development Opportunities

TEED 589: From the Classroom to the Web is a baseline training course for faculty and instructors preparing to teach a fully or hybrid (partially online) course. The course is two weeks in length (14 days) and is conducted entirely online. At the end of the course, participants will be evaluated on their attainment of a pre-established set of objectives. This is a demanding and time consuming course with as many as 10-20 hours worth of work involved, so please enroll only when you have the time to be successful.

During the course, participants will be involved first in the role of students, learning about how to develop a quality online course and how to use the various features of Blackboard, such as submitting assignments, taking assessments, participating in asynchronous and synchronous communication and working in study groups. Participants are then placed in the role of instructors, with other participants assigned to their “class.” For this portion of the course, faculty will learn how to create assignments, manage online conferences, and provide student feedback. The goal at the end of the course is that the participants will have developed items that they can take and use in their future online courses.

This course is offered through the Academic Instructional Technology Center and continuing education credit is also available through Extended Studies.

This course is currently available for and staff or faculty teaching for Adams State University. To enroll in this course, complete the enrollment form through the link below:

TEED Registration Form

Online Pedagogy According to a study conducted by the research firm Ambient Insight, nearly 12 million post-secondary students in the United States take some or all of their classes online right now. They project that this number will skyrocket to more than 22 million in the next five years. Are you currently teaching an online class, using Blackboard to supplement your face to face instruction or would like to get started? Do you have questions regarding the use of Blackboard tools or best practices in the online learning environment? Please see the videos below covering the topic of Student-Instructor-Practitioner Relationships in the online environment provided by Dr. Curt Bonk at the University of Indiana and the Quality Matters Student Bill of Rights.

Student-Instructor-Practitioner Relationships in the online environment provided by Dr. Curt Bonk at the University of Indiana

SmartBoards

Many classrooms on the Adams State University campus are outfitted with SmartBoards to enhance the classroom experience. To assist you with their use, please see the videos below.