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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 Before Hours
Wednesdays @ 7 a.m.
Nov. 9: Bb Grade Center Advanced
Nov. 16: Bb All About Content
Nov. 23: Bb Tips and Tricks
Nov. 30: Bb Course Copy/Course Restore

Blackboard After Hours
Thursdays @ 5:15 p.m.
Sept 1: Bb Grade Center Advanced
Sept. 8: Bb All About Content
Oct. 27 : Bb Tips and Tricks
Nov. 3: 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.

Fall 2016:  "Character Formation in Online Education" by J. Jung.  Led by Sharon Wheeler.

  • Sept. 22
  • Oct. 20
  • Nov. 17
  • Dec. 8

Fall 2016:  "Teach Students How to Learn" by S. Yancy McGuire. Led by Aaron Traphagen.

  • Sept. 15
  • Oct. 13
  • Nov. 10
  • Dec. 1

Fall 2016:  "The Heart of Racial Justice" by B. Salter McNeil. Led by Melany Pearl.

Weekly from Sept. 6-Nov. 15.

Fall 2016:  "Perspectives on the Christian World Movement" by R. Winter (Eds.). Led by Melody Harper.

Weekly from Sept. 7-Dec. 7.

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

Monday, August 22, 2016
12:30-4pm in CTE, DH3032
Register in the ProDev Portal
(CTE tab).  

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    Presented by Connie Allison
  • Adobe Portfolio CC
    Presented by Carolyn Peck
  • Adobe PAGE
    Presented by Tom Doss
  • Adobe POST
    Presented by Tom Doss
  • Adobe VIDEO
    Presented by Tom Doss
  • Adobe ACROBAT DC
    Presented by Kathy Calvert

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.  Please see below for requirements and check the Spring 2016 CTE workshop calendar and the Blackboard workshop schedule for upcoming opportunities.



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

August 17-26, 2016

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. 

2016-17 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: Srategies 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. 13, 2016. 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 13 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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