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Blackboard Training
for Faculty

Center for Teaching Excellence, DeMoss Hall, Room 3032
Sign up in the ProDev Portal (CTE Tab)

Blackboard Workshops
Tuesdays @ 11:15 a.m.
Jan. 17: Bb Grade Center Advanced
March 7: Bb Interactive Rubrics
April 4: Bb Safe Assign

Blackboard Workshops
Thursdays @ 8:15 a.m.
Jan. 26: Bb All About Course Content
Feb. 2: Bb Tips and Tricks
 Feb. 16 :Tests and Quizzes
            March 2: Bb ResDev Shells               April 20: Bb Course Copy/Course Restore

Semester-Long Faculty Book Studies

Book studies meet on select days in DeMoss Hall 3032.  Participation is limited and advance registration is required.  Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book and be asked to help facilitate one of the sessions.  Please email for more details or to secure a spot.

Spring 2017:  "Small Teaching" by J. Lang.  Led by Shawn M. Bielicki.

Monthly on Mondays 3:15-4:15 p.m.

  • Jan. 30
  • Feb. 27
  • March 27
  • April 24

Spring 2017:  "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers" by L. Temple, T.Q. Sibley, & A. J. Orr. Led by Darren Wu.

Monthly on Wednesdays 9-10:30 a.m.

  • Jan. 25
  • Feb. 15
  • March 22
  • April 19

Spring 2017:  "The Heart of Racial Justice" by B. Salter McNeil & R.Richardson. Led by Melany Pearl.

Weekly on Tuesdays 12:45-1:45 p.m.

  • Jan. 24 - April 4th

Adobe Lunch-N-Learn
A presentation and demonstration of Adobe products available on campus.

Beginning Monday, Feburary 20, 2017
3:15pm in CTE, DH3032
Register in the ProDev Portal
(CTE tab).  

  • Creating Graphics with Adobe Post, Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Visual Storytelling with Adobe Page, Monday, March 20, 2017 
  • Classroom Projects with Adobe Voice, Monday, April 3, 2017
  • There is an App: Adobe Remix, Monday, April 10, 2017

Faith Learning Integration (FLI) Brown Bag Lunch Series

FLI Brown Bag Luncheons are scheduled on select Tuesdays from
11: 15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in DeMoss Hall 3032.

Fall 2016

  • Sept. 27: “Biblical Worldview Expressed in Paul’s Letter to the Romans” by Dr. Martin E. Sheldon.
  • Oct. 25: “Teaching to Change Lives… A Whole Person Development Model for Teaching Student-Athletes” by Dr. Ed Gomes.
  • Nov. 29: “Spiritual Formation and the Classroom” by Dr. Rodney Dempsey.

Spring 2017

  • Jan. 31: “Fairest Lord Jesus/Beautiful Savior: The Arts and Christian Education” by Neal Brasher.
  • Feb. 28: “Using Archaeology in Bible Study and Teaching” by Dr. J. Randall Price.
  • Mar. 28: “Math, Science, and God” by Dr. John Vadnal.
  • Apr. 25: “Ecologies of Faith and Learning: Spiritual Formation in a Digital Age” by Drs. Stephen & Mary Lowe

Register in the ProDev Portal (CTE tab).  Faculty are encouraged to bring their own lunch.  CTE provides snacks and drinks.




All workshops offered by CTE are available for residential and online faculty, as well as graduate teaching assistants.  Strategic sessions targeting Early Career Residential Faculty and Online Faculty are offered every year.  

Spring 2017 Workshop Calendars Released

January 2017: The Spring 2017 workshop calendars for the CTE have been released.  Sign up for these workshops in the ProDev portal under the CTE tab.

Spring 2017 Workshop Calendar

New Faculty Orientation (NFO), All-Faculty Orientation, Institute for Student Success (ISS), & Focused Meetings

August 17-23, 2017

New Faculty Orientation and  All Faculty Orientation/Institute for Student Success are held in August of each year. The CTE hosts a variety of workshops and informational sessions during this period. 

2017-18 Schedules:


Early Career Requirements

Faculty Cohorts Hired in 2009-2010 and After

First Year

    Getting Ready to Teach a Class
    Blackboard at Liberty University
    Start Smart
    Stopping Plagiarism Before It Starts
    Teaching Act: Facilitating Learning
    Faith Learning Integration Elective

Second Year

    Constructing Meaningful Writing Assignments
    Bb: Grade Center Management
    IT's Best Kept Secrets
    Evaluating Classroom Assignments
    Teaching Act: Assessment of Learning
    Faith Learning Integration Elective

Third Year

    Teaching Act: Student Engagement
    Bb: Export/ Import/ Course Restore
    Technology Integration
    The ESL Student Writer
    Teaching Act: Higher, Deeper (Critical Thinking)
    Faith Learning Integration Elective

Veteran Faculty

Veteran faculty are encouraged to avail themselves of workshops throughout the year that will enhance their teaching/professional development.  During Faculty Orientation, all faculty must participate in selected offerings unless they are involved in teaching assignments.

Liberty University Online Faculty

Required LUO Workshops (2016-17)

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers six workshops targeted to online faculty each year.  These workshops are recorded and accompanying quizzes, required for LUO faculty, and can be accessed using the ProDev Tracking feature in the password-protected  Faculty Portfolio tool.  PowerPoints and handouts related to these videos are housed in the CTE FCC.  Online faculty members are encouraged to view other recorded trainings, as well.

  • Teaching & Learning - LUO: Serving Those Who Serve: Online Military Students. Recording Available September 1
  • Reading & Writing - LUO: Strategies for Assisting Students. Recording available September 1
  • Special Topics - LUO: Where Academics and Finances Meet. Recording available September 1
  • FLI - LUO: Is the Story of Jesus a Myth? Recording Available September 1
  • Bb - LUO: How to Make a Welcome Video. Recording available September 1
  • Tech - LUO: Using Technology to Add a Human Element to Your Online Course. Recording available September 1

January All-Faculty Professional Development

January professional development day is scheduled for Jan. 11, 2017. Continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. in Towns Alumni Hall. Faculty should register for this event in the Pro Dev Portal, CTE tab.

Janurary 11 Schedule

Teaching with Technology Boot Camp

Taking place each year in mid-June, Teaching with Technology Boot Camp is a week-long intensive faculty professional development experience on integrating technology into everyday classroom teaching.  Throughout the experience faculty observe demonstrations and participate in guided practice with tools that help (a) present content, (b) communicate or collaborate, (c) schedule, organize, or capture, and (d) assess learning or provide feedback.  Upon completion, faculty are provided mentoring from skilled practitioners to help them implement what they have learned.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The Center for Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) will record CEUs and email associated certificates (at no charge) to all faculty/staff who satisfactorily complete qualified university-provided training. This includes TWT Boot Camp (4.0 CEUs) and full tracks of LUO professional development (0.6 CEUs).

Graduate Student Assistants (GSA)

GSAs are welcome to attend nearly all CTE workshops, roundtables, communities of practice, and trainings during the academic year.  Registration for workshops can be found in the Pro Dev Portal (PDP).  In addition, several GSA specific trainings and roundtables are scheduled, such as effective classroom management, assessment, student engagement, Blackboard, audience response devices, and effective lecturing.  Check the GSA orientation schedule and CTE workshop calendar for the latest information or log into the GSA_FCC.

GSA Certificate of University Teaching

GSAs are also eligible to earn a Certificate of University Teaching.  For more information log into the GSA_FCC or stop by the Center for Teaching Excellence, DH 3032.




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