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Department of Faculty Training and Development

(Formerly CELT)

Faculty Training and Development (FTD) provides opportunities for faculty to learn sound pedagogical practices in teaching using educational technology. All learning environments such as traditional face-to-face, blended, and online are valid delivery models for learning. FTD partners with faculty to help find the best methods of teaching in each environment. It also provides support in several heavily used technologies here at Concordia including Blackboard (our learning management system), Adobe Connect and Collaborate (used to conduct synchronous online class sessions), Panopto (screen capture and video recording), as well as the creation and curation of a library of training materials. FTD embraces the on-demand training model (meet your needs when they arise), but also provides traditional workshops and webinars. Please reach out to us - we look forward to working with you!



hoonuit 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.

Blackboard Resources

Known Problems

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. It is recommended that you also install Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. These are free and work on both PCs and Macs.

You can check your browser's compatibility with Blackboard by going to Blackboard's Browser Checker page.

Disability and Learning Resource Center

The Disability and Learning Resource Center is committed to ensuring that Concordia University, Irvine is a campus that is welcoming and inclusive of all its students, faculty, and staff.

Educational Technology Tools

EdPuzzle - Introduce students to self-paced learning with interactive video lessons. It's easy to add your own voice narration and questions!

Respondus - an online test proctoring service

Zoom - host online class meetings and virtual office hours with your students

FTD Center

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
  • Burn CDs and DVDs
  • Create video files from DVD media

Library Resources

The CUI Library has many resources available for your use.

CUI Library

Technical Support

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 [email protected]. You may also leave a message at extension 3175. You may also visit the IT support webpage.

Training Opportunities

Writing Studio

Visit the Writing Studio page to find resources for incorporating writing into your courses, responding to student writing, grading multilingual student papers, and more.

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