eLearning Initiatives

eLearning and Emerging Technologies is tracking and engaged in a variety of academic innovations across the campus. This work is collaborative with campus partners that include: the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, University Libraries, and the Office of the Provost, along with additional key constituencies across the institution.

Topics and Trends

Here are a few areas of concentration and themes being facilitated by the eLearning Team:

  • Blackboard Learning Management System and Instructional Technology Support
  • Digital Media Development (Video, Interactive Multimedia, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality)
  • Classroom Technology (SmartBoards, AppleTV, Wireless Presentation etc.)
  • Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning  
  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Student Retention and Early Alert
  • Learning Analytics and Big Data
  • Active and Adaptive Learning
  • Student Response Systems
  • Flexible Learning Spaces
  • Flipped Instruction
  • Learning Objects 
  • Design Thinking
  • Mobile Learning
  • OpenBadges
  • Accessibility
  • Portfolios
  • ...

Have an Idea? Let's Connect!

Have an idea, come across a new technology, want to talk about the future? Contact us and let's build the next generation of teaching and learning together!

Pilots and Active Projects

The eLearning and Emerging Technologies team is engaged in a variety of pilots and active projects that include the following:


  • Respondus LockDown and Monitor Pilot - Beginning Summer 2019
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra User Group - Ongoing
  • Blackboard Grades Journey Project - In Evaluation
  • Microsoft OneNote Blackboard Integration
  • Google Course Kit Blackboard Integration


  • Blackboard Drop/Add Enrollment Notifications - Implemented Fall 2017
  • Blackboard Ally - Started April 2018, Implemented June 2018
  • Panopto Pilot - Started Fall 2017, Implemented Summer 2018
  • Blackboard MERGE Course Request Form and Policy Change - Implemented Spring 2019



  • PlayPosit Pilot - Started May 2017, Completed Summer 2018
  • VoiceThread Pilot - Started August 2016, Completed June 2017 

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