eLearning Support & Services
From getting started to advanced technology integration into teaching, the eLearning team is here for you! We have expertise in instructional design through the IDeL team, creative multimedia production authoring capabilities through the Digital Studio, instructional technology support and learning management solutions such as Blackboard, and a wide array of innovative emerging technologies in the Atomic Object Technology Showcase.
The eLearning and Emerging Technologies team is dedicated to supporting faculty, contributing to teaching excellence, and enhancing student success through:
Consultations & Coaching
Not sure where to start? Let us help you! We offer individual consultations, email support, and we are HERE to HELP.
The eLearning team offers support for individuals and departments with consultations and coaching opportunities in best leveraging technology in teaching that contributes to student success!
- Instructional Design for eLearning (IDeL) & Online/Hybrid Course Development Support
Kim Kenward, Glenna Decker, Matt Roberts
- Teaching with Technology & eLearning and Instructional Technology
Sherry Barricklow, Vince St. Germain
- Blackboard Learning Management System Administration & Support
BbAdmin Support, Katie Clark, Colleen Cameron
- Digital Studio & Interactive Digital Media Development
Justin Melick, Hunter Bridwell, Vince St. Germain
- Technology Showcase & Innovative Emerging Technologies
Technology Showcase, Eric Kunnen
On Demand Support
The eLearning team provides a wide array of on demand support resources.
The Teaching with Technology page for tutorials and how to's on a variety of #EdTech including:
- TechSmith Relay
- and more!
Video tutorials are also available on the eLearning YouTube Channel.
Have a Blackboard question? Contact our Blackboard support team:
Seminars & Workshops
The eLearning team provides faculty professional development opportunities through a wide array of seminars and workshops.
Registration for seminars is available through the Sprout system at GVSU.
Instructional Design for eLearning (IDeL)
Online/Hybrid Course Development & Faculty Support
Looking for help in designing high quality instruction by leveraging technology in online and hybrid courses?
The IDeL team includes three instructional designers (Glenna Decker, Kim Kenward, Matt Roberts) who have assisted faculty in online/hybrid course development and taught online or hybrid courses for over twenty years.
Individual consultations are available, and the IDeL team provides seminars and web-based resources to support faculty in their work to best leverage technology for teaching and to design high quality media-rich online/hybrid instruction.
Learn more about the services and support provided in the area of instructional design on the IDeL web site.
Teaching with Technology
eLearning and Instructional Technology
One of the best ways to contribute to student success and to increase effectiveness and efficiency is to take advantage of technology to solve instructional problems and create engaging teaching resources.
Sherry Barricklow, eLearning and Instructional Technology Specialist, Graduate Assistants, and the eLearning team has assembled a wide array of resources that can be used in teaching such as: Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, Ensemble, TechSmith Relay, VoiceThread, PlayPosit, Respondus, and much more.
Learn more about these resources on the Teaching with Technology web site.
Communicate with Students, Share Content, Provide Assignments and Grades
Looking to save time, increase your efficiency and effectiveness, better communicate with your students, easily share content, and provide timely feedback to students?
One of the best ways to engage with students outside of the classroom is through Blackboard. In fact, in the Winter 2016 semester, more than 1,400 faculty and 23,000 students accessed the system.
The eLearning team of instructional technologists (Vince St. Germain and Sherry Barricklow) and Blackboard specialists and systems analysts (Katie Clark and Colleen Cameron) provide support to faculty in individual consultations, seminars, email support, and web resources.
Learn more at on the Teaching with Technology web site.
Interactive Digital Media Development
Media-rich instruction can help solve instructional problems, enhance learning, and support student success. Through the leadership of Vince St. Germain, eLearning and Instructional Technology Specialist, Digital Media Developers Justin Melick and Hunter Bridwell, the Digital Studio seeks to promote the creation of digital learning experiences by providing consulting services, project development, and technology exploration for GVSU faculty and staff. Services are provided to faculty to assist in converting materials for online use, as well as to create custom interactive media elements that engage students.
One of the newest instructional technologies at GVSU is the Lightboard. This exciting technology was custom built by Justin Melick, Digital Media Developer, and it combines a whiteboard-like experience with visibility of the instructor for highly engaging lectures. Lightboard videos can be easily integrated into Blackboard and placed online.
Innovative Emerging Technology
Interested in learning more about virtual or augmented reality, 3D printing, gesture computing, mobile and wearable computing, and telepresence?
Located in room 012 of the Atrium in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, the showcase provides faculty, staff, and students with an immersive and engaging environment to: interact, discover, learn, and share how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU.
Check out the latest in #EdTech in the Atomic Object Technology Showcase!
Blackboard Learning Management System Administration
As GVSU's enterprise learning management system, Blackboard plays an increasingly important role in delivering a high quality educational experience. The eLearning team of Blackboard specialists and systems analysts (Katie Clark and Colleen Cameron) provide leadership and support to continue to advance the capabilities of the system to meet faculty and students' needs.
Learn more at on the Teaching with Technology web site.