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Professional Development

We offer many professional development opportunities to MSU faculty and staff throughout the year. Below are just a few of the technologies for which we offer PD sessions. Upcoming dates are listed below, or you may request a session.


Blackboard™ 9.1, Grade center™ & Collaborate™

Blackboard is the technology solution MSU uses for online classes, discussion boards, grading and more. Our Introduction to Blackboard 9.1 professional development session will ensure that you have a better understanding of this technology so that you may better utilize it in your classes. Request a session.



i>Clicker® is an audience response system that allows students to instantly provide feedback and answer questions posed by their instructors. Request a session.

Lockdown Browser

A custom internet browser that can be used to proctor online exams and lock down the testing environment in Blackboard. Request a session.

Quality Matters™

This session is the first step in becoming a reviewer of courses for the Quality Matters™ recognition of online and hybrid courses. It is also one of three requirements for MSU’s pilot program of Online Teaching Certification. This session may also be of interest as a "behind the scenes" look for those who wish to have their course(s) reviewed by QM. In the seminars you will learn the underlying principles of Quality Matters™, how to use the QM Rubric and the scoring system, and practice applying the rubric to an online course. Because this is for national certification, you must attend the entire, 2-part workshop if you are interested in becoming a Peer Reviewer. We are not able to "excuse" partial absences. In the near future, this professional development opportunity will be available in a four-week online format.


Respondus® 4.0

Respondus® is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Request a session.


SMART Board™ is an interactive whiteboard that turns your computer and data projector into a powerful tool for teaching and presenting.  Request a session.



Add lecture, annotation and collaboration to your presentations. Register for our next session: Dec. 16, 2016, noon - 12:50 p.m.
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