Current Programs at the CELT

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Concordia University develops faculty for excellence in teaching in the face-to-face and blended learning environments, including the meaningful connection between faith and learning, to support Concordia’s mission of Christ-centered Lutheran higher education. As part of our mission, we offer a variety of enrichment opportunities throughout the year, including book discussions/clubs, roundtables, webinars, and more. You’ll find a full listing of current programs below.

Blackboard Learn Training Sessions

New and Returning Faculty Development Day
Wednesday August 15, 8:45am - 4:00pm

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Five sessions offered throughout the day. Register for all that you are able to attend. Lunch included if you sign up for a morning and an afternoon session. Session times and descriptions are below.  

8:45 – 10:15am: Course Design and Syllabus Construction – Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson
Learn about and incorporate best practices in syllabus development and course design. Discussion will include the Concordia University Global Ends and credit hour policy.

10:30 – Noon: Blackboard Basics – Susan Gallanis
This session incorporates recent Blackboard procedure updates. Learn how to add content, dropboxes, and set up the gradebook for a fall course! Some hands on practice included. Please bring your laptop.

Noon – 12:45pm: Lunch in the cafeteria.

12:45 – 1:45: Faculty Resources – Elizabeth Evans and Susan Gallanis
Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help.

2:00 – 3:00pm: Active Lecturing – Susan Gallanis
Learn strategies to maintain students’ attention when you lecture including effective PowerPoint design.

3:00 – 4:00pm: Blackboard Assessments and Rubrics – Susan Gallanis
Learn how to create tests with several question types, create question pools, and create online rubrics for more efficient grading.