Faculty Design & Instructional Support



Blackboard Learn

  • Open Labs: To get quick answers to your questions join the open lab at CBB 212. Labs are held every first and third Friday from 10-11.30 and every second and fourth Friday from 2-3.30pm.
  • Webinar: For an overview or a refresher of Learn contact us.
  • Face-to-Face Training: If you are more comfortable meeting in-person, contact us.

Don’t have time for training? The following resources can help you get acquainted with tools and features in Blackboard Learn.

Innovate website – Quick answers to your queries provided by UH Instructional Designers
On Demand Tutorials – Video-based tutorials provided by Blackboard
Blackboard Help Site – Updates and helpful tips provided by Blackboard
Faculty Help for Blackboard – Resources and tutorials for Blackboard

Turning Point

Audience Response Devices also known as ‘Clickers’ are becoming more popular every semester. These devices allow students to instantly provide feedback, answer questions or vote in a poll. You can use clickers to effectively engage students while keeping a check on their attendance.

Contact us. Download the tutorial


Turnitin offers faculty a means of helping students understand plagiarism! Students submit their assignments to Turnitin which generates a report specifying authenticity of their work. The GradeMark feature of Turnitin provides place for grading, comments, and sync to the Blackboard grade book.... all from a link right inside of Blackboard!

Contact us. Download the tutorial

Blackboard Collaborate

Collaborate provides a comprehensive online learning and collaboration platform designed specifically for education. It allows you to archive your presentations, provide tutoring sessions, and let students interact with you online.

Contact us. Online tutorial


Respondus provides faculty a way to create and manage assessments that can be published directly in Blackboard. Another tool called Respondus Lockdown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard so students are unable to access another URL or applications.

Contact us. Download the tutorial