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Faculty Resources

SPD's E-Learning staff provide resources to technologies and the implementation of innovative new pedagogies to aide in teaching and learning for online, hybrid/blended and web-enhanced face-to-face classes. Whether you are a seasoned online educator or if you are just starting to think about e-learning for the first time, the our experts welcome your questions and inquiries.
Below is a list of resources that are available to faculty. If you have questions, contact us at


Blackboard  Blackboard logo

Division of Information Technology website
that provides an overview of Blackboard's features.

SPD Faculty Support Site
For faculty teaching SPD courses the Blackboard Faculty Support site  will provide access to resources such as syllabus template, best practices and policies pertaining to e-learning, resources for online teaching and learning, and tutorials/webinars. Please note that you must login with your SBU credentials to get access to the SPD Blackboard Faculty Support site and must be a faculty member teaching in SPD.  If you do not have access, please contact for more information. 



Webinars and Tutorials

SPD faculty members enjoy the benefit learning about new features in Blackboard, as well as integrating new technologies to enhance the learning environments for online or face-to-face modalities.  Regular workshops are scheduled each semester and offered in convenient webinar formats that are also recorded for instant access. 

If you are interested in getting emails about upcoming workshops/tutorials/webinars, please send us an email at:

Sample of Workshops Offered Recently

Assignments and Safe Assignment in Blackboard

The workshop covers how you can create a secure space for students to upload their papers or other files for grading, including:

  • How to set up and use Blackboard’s SafeAssign and Assignment tools in your class
  • Implementing online assignments for your students
  • Checking student work for plagiarism
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Grade Center

This workshop covers how to set up and use Blackboard’s Grade Center tools in your class. Learn how to develop your grade book online and access it anytime, use Blackboard tools to manage the assessment, and view students’ results and statistics.

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Tests and Surveys

This workshop covers how to set up and use Blackboard’s test and survey tools in your class. Develop tests and quizzes online and let Blackboard grade them for you. Use surveys to do a mid-semester check in and see how well the class is going.

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Blogs and Wikis 

This workshop covers how to set up and use Blackboard’s blog and wiki tools in your class. Encourage collaboration in your class by having them work together to develop a project on a wiki. Allow students the opportunity to design unique projects in a digital space.

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University Computing Resources

The Division of Information Technology aims to provide faculty with the tools necessary for them to create inspiring learning environments. 

IT Orientation Guide



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