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Faculty Development Sessions

Welcome back for the 2022-2023 academic year! The Instructional Design & Technology (IDT) staff looks forward to working with you and seeing you on campus.

View recorded sessions from previous academic years including from the Online Faculty Symposium.

Blackboard Ally & Course Accessibility Workshops

Blackboard Ally is available in ulearn starting for the Fall 2022 semester. The Ally accessibility tool helps you make your course materials accessible so that ulearn can offer “alternative formats” to students, resulting in course content that is usable by all students and compliant with federal law.

To learn more about course accessibility and "Alternative Formats in ulearn", please refer to the Course Accessibility Faculty Support page.

The following workshops will demonstrate the accessibility tool and various approaches to creating accessible material. To attend one of our workshops, please use the links below to pre-register. Attendance at each workshop is limited to 25 people to allow time for questions and practice demonstrations. We will offer subsequent sessions throughout the fall semester. 

Turnitin Training Workshops

This fall, the Turnitin Assignment tool has been updated in ulearn and you can no longer use Turnitin assignments that you may have copied over from past ulearn course sections. Many of the features of Turnitin look and work differently than in previous semesters. Register for one of the following training workshops where IDT will walk through how to create and manage new Turnitin assignments, make edits to them, and access student submissions. Click the link for a session to pre-register.

Individual and Group Sessions:

Staff is available via Zoom or in-person to assist faculty throughout the year. Staff members will have weekly office hours in most colleges throughout the academic year. We can also be reached at or 401-598-2389. If you would like to schedule a session for your department or college, please let us know.


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