Department of Faculty Training and Development
The Department of Faculty Training and Development (FTD) is part of the Office of Innovative Instruction and eLearning. Faculty Training and Development is both a virtual and a physical resource aimed at facilitating the creation and support of diverse learner-centered teaching environments. FTD resources are available for faculty, staff, and students. You may request individual or group training on a variety of educational technologies by contacting Dr. John Randall at 949-214-3358 or emailing John.Randall@cui.edu
AtomicLearning provides excellent tutorials on just about any software product including Microsoft Office and Blackboard. This site has been customized for the needs of higher education. Use your E number and the same password you use for your CUI email to log into the site.
Your web browser is the main interface with Blackboard. It is highly recommended that you install and use at least three different web browsers on your computer. When something does not look or work correctly on one, simply try again using another.
The default web browser on a PC is Internet Explorer and Safari on a Mac. It is recommended that you also install Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. These are free and work on both PCs and Macs.
The FTD center is located in the Administration Building, office 220D. The following equipment and software are available for your use:
- Online instructor certifications and best practices
- Panopto - lecture capture software
- Adobe Connect - synchronous online meeting software
- Adobe Premiere - video editing software
- Video Recording - using high end camera, lighting, green screen, and wireless mic
- Create audio files from cassette tapes
- Burn CDs and DVDs
- Create video files from VHS and DVD media
Learning modules are self paced lessons on various topics that were developed for Concrodia's online courses. However, they can also be incorporated into traditional face-to-face courses as well. The above link will take you to a list of all the modules. You may view them in their entirety by clicking the Preview button to the right of the module title and request use them of them in your course by clicking the Request Use button. If you have any questions, please contact FTD at 949-214-3358.
You may reserve equipment for classroom related activities, such as presentations, etc. Equipment cannot be checked out for personal use. Reservation requests can be made by emailing ITS@cui.edu.
Occasionally, technology does not perform as advertised. Sometimes it is a simple problem, and others require more digging. Help requests for Information Technology Services (including passwords) may be sent to ITS@cui.edu. You may also leave a message at extension 3175. The IT support webpage is at www.cui.edu/it/.
Visit the Writing Studio page to find resources for incorporating writing
into your courses, responding to student writing, grading multilingual
student papers, and more.