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30-Minute Tech Tools Spring 2023

Sign up to attend one or all of our 30-minute Tech Tools sessions, where you can learn about one topic at a time, in 30 minutes (or less)!

All sessions will be held online via Zoom.


Harmonize: Online Discussion Boards and Collaboration Tools

January 26, 2023; 9:00am – 9:30am
Facilitator: Dr. Chad Foster

Harmonize is a new discussion board tool already available for use in Blackboard. Come learn more about how you might use this tool to facilitate online collaboration.

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Video Feedback in Blackboard

February 1, 2023; 9:00 – 9:30am
Facilitator: Dr. Shirley O’Brien

Providing students with video feedback in place of, or in addition to, written feedback can allow instructors to connect in a different way.  In this session, the presenter will demonstrate how to leave video feedback in grade center, and will discuss why this tool can be a valuable addition for students.

Recording Available Here

Microsoft Bookings

February 14, 2023; 9:00 – 9:30am
Facilitator:  Brad Powell

Microsoft Bookings is an online scheduling program included in EKU’s Office 365 subscription.  If you’re looking for an easy way for students or others to be able to schedule meetings with you, join us for this brief demonstration.

Recording Available Here

Creating Tests/Quizzes in Microsoft Word

February 16, 2023; 9:00 – 9:30am
Facilitator: Brad Powell

Have you spent much longer than you should have fighting with auto-formatting “features” in Word, when trying to create student documents?  This session will explore easier ways to create items like tests or quizzes.

Recording Available Here

Blackboard Grade Center

Ultra View: February 22, 2023; 9:00 – 9:30am
Original View: February 23, 2023; 9:00 – 9:30am
Facilitator: Jonathan Sikora

Join us for an overview of Blackboard Grade Center, both in Ultra and Original views.  Please select the date that corresponds to the version of Blackboard you are using.

Ultra View Recording Available Here

Original View Recording Available Here 



March 8, 2023; 9:00 – 9:30am
Facilitator: Brad Powell

Quizizz is an online learning platform that allows instructors to create quizzes and additional interactive content for students. Brad Powell will demonstrate the features that are available with the free level of this platform.

Recording Available Here

One-Button Studio

March 23, 2023; 9:00 – 9:30am
Facilitator: Brad Powell

Have you heard about EKU’s One-Button Studio (OBS), located in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning?  At the OBS, faculty can record high-quality videos or presentations with just the touch of a button (quite literally).  Join us as we highlight the features of this innovative space.

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Copying Courses in Blackboard (Ultra Course View)

April 20, 2023; 9:00 – 9:30am
Facilitator: Jonathan Sikora

Copying courses between semesters can make new course setups much easier.  Learn best practices for how to do this in classes using Ultra View.  If you’d like to learn how to do this in Original View, watch our recording here.

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The Fall 2023 30-Minute Tech Tools will be made available late-Summer.

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