Summer 2020 Faculty Training Series

The full archive of the Summer Training Series is available below. Sessions were presented by the Teaching and Learning Enhancement (TALE) Center, Instructional Media and Design Center (IMDC), Instructional Media Services (IMS), and Technology Support Services (TSS).

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Teaching Techniques


Backward Design: Stage 1: Learning Outcomes and Situational Factors

  • Brief review of Stage 1
  • Discussion of how to compose learning outcomes that are transparent and relevant
  • Discussion of how to trim them for a pandemic semester.
  • Feel free to share your SLOs with colleagues for feedback.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 2, 2020 - 70 minutes


Backward Design: Stage 2: Formative and Summative Assessment

  • Discuss why stage 2 must focus on assessment
  • Learn the difference between formative and summative assessment
  • How to make your assessment "educative"

Recorded Zoom Session - July 7, 2020 - 68 minutes

Recorded Zoom Session - July 9, 2020 - 58 minutes


Teaching and Learning Activities-Adapting to a Pandemic

  • What are your F2F teaching and learning activities?
  • Do they achieve your learning outcomes?
  • How can you adapt if we have to teach remotely.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 14, 2020 - 59 minutes

Recorded Zoom Session - July 16, 2020 - 65 minutes


Flip or Flop

  • Successful flipping a lesson or a class depends upon faculty and students being prepared
  • What are these challenges, and how can you anticipate?

Recorded Zoom Session - July 7, 2020 - 65 minutes

Recorded Zoom Session - July 9, 2020 - 63 minutes


Flipping a Class Q & A

  • What is a flipped lesson?
  • Flipped class?
  • Why might it be an effective way to prepare your classes for the fall?

Recorded Zoom Session - July 2, 2020 - 70 minutes


HuskySuccess in the Classroom

  • Kara Shultz and Jessica Heid demonstrate how to use HuskySuccess to take attendance and provide other notes about student progress, while Angela Hess shares how she has used this reporting system during its first summer at BU.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 15, 2020 - 63 minutes


Helping Students Learn

  • To help students thrive and to create a more equitable classroom, we cannot assume that students know how to study. Learn and discuss how faculty can teach students how to learn.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 28, 2020 - 68 minutes

Recorded Zoom Session - July 30, 2020 - 61 minutes





What's New in BOLT

  • A broad overview of the new features of BOLT such as the Quick Eval tool, Assignment annotations, etc.

This video presentation will be made available for on-demand, asynchronous learning.


BOLT Basics

  • General Navigation, high level overview of available tools, how to create announcements, view classist, etc.

Prerecorded Instructional Video - 16 minutes


BOLT Course Setup and Management

  • How to set up and manage your course shells in BOLT, such as using manage files, manage dates, using HTML templates, and using the Import/Export/Copy tool.

Prerecorded Instructional Video - 11 minutes


Working with Content in BOLT

  • How to work with content in BOLT focusing on creating new content items, linking to existing activities, creating checklists and adding conditional release settings.

Prerecorded Instructional Video - 22 minutes


BOLT Course Communication

  • Groups, using groups for breaking into smaller discussions, discussions, graded discussions, class list, email class list, last access

Recorded Zoom Session - July 13, 2020 - 57 minutes


Grades Setup in BOLT

  • How to set up a grade book: grading system, calculation options, adding categories and grade items, applying grade schemes

Recorded Zoom Session - July 15, 2020 - 61 minutes


Quizzes I - Creating a Quiz in BOLT

  • How to create a quiz, set up properties, assessment, and restrictions tabs
  • Basic quiz creation with “default” configurations
  • Submission views and cautions/suggestions

Prerecorded Instructional Video - 17 minutes


Quizzes II - Building Quizzes with Questions in BOLT

  • How to use the Question Library, import questions, use publisher provided test banks
  • How to add questions to quizzes in sections and pools

Recorded Zoom Session - July 24, 2020 - 59 minutes


Quizzes III - Security Options for Quizzes

  • How to modify restrictions like adding special access, time limits, number of attempts, release conditions, shuffle and pools, limiting right click, questions per page, use of email and IM tools, RLDB/ProctorU/etc.

Prerecorded Instructional Video - 32 minutes


Evaluating Quiz Assessments in BOLT

  • How to grade quizzes, quiz questions, re-grade questions, “fix” wrong questions, re-publish grades if auto grade was not selected, etc.

Prerecorded Instructional Video - 10 minutes


Creating Assignments in BOLT

  • How to create assignments in BOLT: linking to a grade item, attaching a rubric

Prerecorded Instructional Video - 8 minutes


Providing Feedback and Practice in BOLT

  • How to get and provide feedback and practice in surveys, self-assessment tool, rubrics, and awards

Recorded Zoom Session - July 22, 2020 - 59 minutes


Evaluating Assignments in BOLT

  • How to assess assignments in BOLT: Rubrics, Turnitin with Grade mark, NEW Annotation Tool

Recorded Zoom Session - August 12, 2020 - 55 minutes


The NEW Quick Eval Tool

  • How to use the tool in BOLT to streamline your grading experience!

Recorded Zoom Session - August 12, 2020 - 39 minutes


Communicating with Intelligent Agents

  • Did you know there is a secret tool in your BOLT course that will let you send out target-ed messages to students?
  • Come find out what these are and how you can use them to increase engagement.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 29, 2020 - 53 minutes


Be Present in BOLT

  • How to add instructor presence to BOLT with video notes and instructional videos, and feedback and communication tools

Recorded Zoom Session - July 29, 2020 - 59 minutes





How to Host an Engaging Zoom Session

  • Tips to turn your Zoom sessions into active, lively learning environments using polls, annotations, and music and video clips!

Recorded Zoom Session - June 29, 2020 - 63 minutes


How to Deal with Participants in Zoom

  • Come find out what features of Zoom exist to help you manage unruly and disruptive Zoom participants.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 1, 2020 - 50 minutes


How to Set Up and Record Lectures in Zoom

  • Join us to find out how to set up your screen share and instructor video views, and other presenter tips for lectures and recordings.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 2, 2020 - 53 minutes

Advanced sharing demonstration - 3 minutes


How to Manage Your Zoom Portal

  • Find out how to manage your profile, meetings, and recordings, and get attendance and poll information on the Zoom Portal.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 8, 2020 - 44 minutes


Zoom Enabled Classroom Q & A

  • Live demonstration of Zoom Enabled classroom with open Q & A for instructors to discuss with peers and technology staff.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 21, 2020 - 81 minutes


Who's Zoomin' Who? Engaging Students Online Synchronous

  • Experience how to use Zoom to engage students in synchronous sessions.
  • You will gain experience from the students' perspective on the following: entry ticket (a.k.a. hook, anchor); Breakout Room; polling without Zoom; exchanging interpretations using annotation tools; and exit ticket (a.k.a. formative assessment).

Recorded Zoom Session - July 28, 2020 - 64 minutes

Recorded Zoom Session - July 28, 2020 - 61 minutes


Pre-Assign Breakout Rooms in Zoom

  • How to export the class list from BOLT, download the breakout room template from Zoom, assign breakout rooms to users, upload to Zoom, and see the rooms in the Zoom application.

Prerecorded Instructional Video - 8 minutes




Check out the Mediasite information page and Mediasite FAQ for more details.


An Introduction to Mediasite

  • What can Mediasite do?
  • What does Mediasite look like for the student?
  • How does Mediasite integrate with Zoom and BOLT?

Recorded Zoom Session - June 29, 2020 - 66 minutes


Organizing and Publishing Mediasite Content

  • Creating Channels (Folders) to organize course content
  • Adding presentations to the BOLT Mediasite Module
  • Embedding presentations in BOLT content

Recorded Zoom Session - July 6, 2020 - 73 minutes


Mediasite for Student Projects and Presentations

  • Creating Assignment in BOLT (as Instructor)
  • Publishing Content and Submitting Presentations (as Student)
  • Viewing submissions (as Instructor)
  • Determining the best way to create a presentation using the Video Project Wizard

Recorded Zoom Session - July 13, 2020 - 57 minutes


Mediasite Editor, Accessibility, Interactivity

  • Video Editor
  • Caption Editor
  • Commenting and Annotation

Recorded Zoom Session - July 21, 2020 - 58 minutes


Assessments in Mediasite

  • Mediasite Analytics
  • Creating Video Quizzes
  • Importing results to BOLT Grade book

Recorded Zoom Session - July 27, 2020 - 67 minutes


Mediasite in the Classroom

  • Recording in Classrooms and Conference Rooms

Recorded Zoom Session - August 3, 2020 - 24 minutes


Mediasite in the Home or Office

  • Recording Your Desktop with Mediasite Mosaic, Mediasite Desktop Recorder, and other tools.

Recorded Zoom Session - August 10, 2020 - 60 minutes



Other Technology Tools

Feel free to contribute to the crowdsourced list of Tech Tools and Apps used by BU Faculty.


Intro to Working Remotely and Office 365

  • Connecting to Cisco AnyConnect
  • Accessing Campus Network Resources
  • Installing Office 365 Desktop Apps
  • Saving Documents to OneDrive
  • Sharing OneDrive documents for information dissemination
  • Sharing OneDrive documents for collaboration

Recorded Zoom Session - July 16, 2020 - 71 minutes

Recorded Zoom Session - August 5, 2020 - 52 minutes


Inclusive Access/McGraw-Hill Connect

  • Cheryl Howlett, Inclusive Access/McGraw-Hill Connect: provides students digital access to course materials at far less the price arranged through the publisher and the University store.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 21, 2020 - 12 minutes



  • Steph Gardner, Padlet: a web app that lets users post notes on a digital wall; gather, share and modify ideas.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 21, 2020 - 11 minutes

Padlet Tour



  • Rebecca Willoughby, Kahoot: This is a game-based learning platform that can be used as formative assessment and users can participate together wherever they are.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 21, 2020 - 12 minutes

Prerecorded Demonstration - 14 minutes



Microsoft Teams

  • Dan McCurry, Microsoft Teams: all students and faculty have access to this app that allows for chats, meetings, and other types of collaboration.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 21, 2020 - 13 minutes

Bloomsburg University Office 365 Login

Microsoft Teams Online


Wacom Graphics Drawing Tablet

  • Dan McCurry, Wacom Graphics Drawing Tablet: uses include drawing graphs, making comments on tabulations, art, etc.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 21, 2020 - 9 minutes

Wacom Intuos Wireless Graphics Drawing Tablet @ Amazon


Go React

  • Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, Go React: software that records students perform skills, such as sign language, and demonstrations

Prerecorded Demonstration - 11 minutes

Go React



  • Julie Ambrose, VoiceThread: this is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 11 minutes




  • Dan McCurry, Piazza: this is a social learning platform where students can ask questions and collaborate; the interface is more comparable to facebook and user-friendly than BOLT.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 10 minutes



Group Me

  • Christina Francis, Group Me: This group texting tool allows you to create spaces for your students to easily communicate with one another.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 14 minutes

Group Me


Poll Everywhere

  • Arjun Sondhi, Poll Everywhere: no clickers needed with this instant audience feedback app.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 11 minutes

Poll Everywhere



  • Skye Chernichky-Karcher, Vialogue: provides a space for people to hold meaningful and dynamic time-stamped discussions about videos.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 11 minutes




  • Christina Francis, Blogger: this free blogging platform Is easy to use and become a vehicle for student to compose for real audiences.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 13 minutes




  • Craig Young, Flipgrid: allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions comparable to a message board.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 13 minutes




  • Dan McCurry, Gradescope: is a tool designed to streamline and standardize paper-based, digital, an code assignments.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 14 minutes



TechSmith Capture

  • Lisa Stallbaumer, TechSmith’s Jing: this is a free screen capture and screen recording tool that allows us to provide quick and meaningful feedback to students.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 23, 2020 - 8 minutes

TechSmith Capture


Google Forms for a Zoom Session

  • One way to enliven Zoom sessions and asynchronous learning: have students complete a Google Form as a hook activity, check for understanding, generate discussion, or problem solve. Even if students are all located in the same room, this approach can allow you to maintain social distancing. I demonstrate how to create a google form, then shorten the link and create a QR code to make it easier to share.

Prerecorded demonstration - 6 minutes

Google Forms


Office 365 Docs for a Zoom Session

  • One way to enliven discussions in a Zoom session, Zoom-enabled room, or asynchronous? Share a collaborative word document using Office365 then create a shareable URL. I demonstrated how to create the Word Doc, then shorten the really long URL and create a QR code to make it easier to share especially with social distancing protocols.

Prerecorded demonstration - 6 minutes

Bloomsburg University Office 365 Login

Microsoft Word Online


Office 365 or Google Forms and QR Codes

  • Office 365 and Google Docs offer collaborative tools that allow students to work together without being in the same room. These can also be utilized to liven up Zoom sessions.

Prerecorded demonstration with Office 365 Forms - 6 minutes

Prerecorded demonstration with Google Forms - 6 minutes


Recording a PowerPoint Lecture

  • Many of us are familiar with making PowerPoint lectures. Here is a quick tutorial showing how to record a PowerPoint Lecture, then save as an MP4 which you should upload to Mediasite. The content of these two lectures is identical, but you may want to experience the difference between recording a lecture using the PowerPoint record presentation function and a screen capture tool such as Zoom or Mediasite. You may notice that if you must demonstrate an application or tool on your computer, screen capture is the better option.

Prerecorded demonstration of PowerPoint Recording - 9 minutes

Prerecorded demonstration of Zoom Screen Capture - 12 minutes


OneNote Classroom Notebook

  • Using the OneNote classroom notebook to replace Wikis.

Recorded Zoom Session - July 27, 2020 - 47 minutes