UDL Small Bites: Choice Assignments

It is often inappropriate to provide choice of a learning objective itself, but it is often appropriate to offer choices in how that objective can be reached. Offering learners choices can develop self-determination, pride in accomplishment, and increase the degree to which they feel connected to their learning. Spend 30 minutes with CELT and learn how to construct choice assignments that are interesting, rigorous, and easy to grade.  

UDL (Universal Design for Learning) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how people learn. 

Here are the resources for this program that was led by Taylor Richards and Susan Gallanis and held on Friday October 28, Noon – 12:30 pm Central/1:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern: 



Copyright Guidelines – TEACH ACT

According to section 110(2) of copyright law, a teacher may DISPLAY or PERFORM (note: this exception does not apply to reproduction), any nondramatic literary and musical works (excluding unlawfully attained works and works designed for instruction) during online instruction. Performance or display of any other work is permitted in reasonable portions comparable to what is typically displayed in a live classroom setting. All other requirements of the TEACH act must be met as well for this exception to be permitted.

A checklist of TEACH act requirements are found at this link: TEACHAct-checklist

New! Convert Your Blackboard Test to a Word Document

During this session, Susan Gallanis will demonstrate how to retrieve a Blackboard Test and convert it to a Word document. The process uses the software Respondus 4.0 (test builder) and is now available to all Concordia faculty. Participants will also learn how to troubleshoot the most common errors.  

Here are the resources for this program that was held on Wednesday, October 19, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern:

Respondus 4.0 Resources


Here is where to find the formatting requirements if you want to import a test from a Word document into Respondus 4.0


Practices & Processes: Hiring and Orienting Full-time Faculty

This session covers how to request a position, develop the job description, position posting and screening, the interview and vetting process, and negotiating the hire. In addition, learn about our new three-year orientation process which begins this year. Audience: Department Chairs, Program Directors, Academic Administrative Assistants, and Deans. 

Here are the resources for this program that was held on Friday, October 14, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 Eastern via Zoom:


Hiring Faculty PPT

Practices and Processes: Academic Timeline, Program and Continuing Education Approval Frameworks 

Practices and Processes: Academic Timeline, Program and Continuing Education Approval Frameworks 

Friday October 7, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Presenters: Brooke Johnson, Tammy Ferry, Sarah Pecor 

The annual academic timeline/schedule of operational activities and our internal change processes are important planning tools for all academic leaders. Have you wondered . . .How and when do I make changes to my program? Which changes require approval?  How do I initiate a continuing education program?  The role of the Academic Program Support Team (APST) will be included. This program is for Program Directors, Department Chairs, Academic Administrative Assistants, and interested faculty from Mequon and Ann Arbor. 

Session Recording


Program Approval Framework PPT