ChatGPT: Threat or Opportunity? 02/27/2023

ChatGPT: Threat or Opportunity? 

Monday, February 27, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern on Zoom 

With Elizabeth Evans and various faculty 

AI is now able to write essays and pass exams. As faculty members, we need to learn about and address this new development. Do we ban it or embrace it? Please come to learn more about ChatGPT, to share your thoughts and experiences, and to help develop suggestions about how we might deal with this in our teaching, individually, and collaboratively.  

  • How do we build effective assignments in light of new AI?
  • Should we develop a standard statement for syllabi? 
  • Does our Academic Integrity Policy address this? 



Flipping the Classroom and Time Management Strategies 02/23/2023

Flipping the Classroom and Time Management Strategies 

Thursday February 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Central/7:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Led by Diana Belscamper, Catherine (Kate) Robertson and Sandra Jahns 

Join our conversation regarding a creative and effective way to increase engagement with students, while maximizing class time: “flipping the classroom.” We will discuss what this means, and how best to implement it in our longer virtual and face-to-face classes. In addition, we will share strategies for efficient grading and substantive feedback on assignments in Blackboard. Attention will be given to the balance necessary for adjunct faculty who might find short grading turnaround challenging, while also maintaining a full-time job. Our target audience is virtual and face-to-face faculty, but all are welcome. Come with your questions and suggestions and join in collaborative learning with your peers! 




UDL Small Bites: Scaffolding Part Two 02/23/2023

UDL Small Bites: Scaffolding Part 2, Practical Examples and Q&A 

Thursday February 23, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Central/3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

With Taylor Richards 

This is a continuation from the Scaffolding session held Fall 2022. All are welcome even if you could not attend part 1! Scaffolding assignments helps students raise the quality of their work. During this session we will have some hands-on exploration of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Scaffolding IRL (in real life) as the kids say! Bring your questions and examples. We’ll have some examples to share as well.  


PowerPoint UDL Scaffolding Part 2

Leadership Challenges: Uncomfortable Conversations 02/17/2023

Leadership Challenges: Uncomfortable Conversations 

Friday February 17, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

With Leah Dvorak 

Audience: Department Chairs and Program Directors 

Effective leaders balance building positive relationships with delivering challenging information that needs to be communicated. When change is needed in individual performance or in the way a group works together, uncomfortable conversations may follow. This session provides department chairs and program directors with specific strategies for managing uncomfortable conversations while maintaining positive relationships with their faculty and staff. 



Universal Design for Learning 02/20/2023

Universal Design for Learning 

Monday February 20, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Led by Janis Chapman, Director of Accessibility Resource Center 

Expand your understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it looks in higher education. Incorporating UDL principles can benefit all students, not only those with a disability. 




Guide for Storing and Sharing Video Files and Voiceover PowerPoint Files

Video files and voiceover PowerPoint files are larger files that can take up a lot of space. Blackboard courses have a finite amount of space before the maximum is reached. Faculty and students can use this guide for alternatives to uploading a large file directly to Blackboard.

  • OneDrive (Office 365) is the recommended tool for students.
  • Panopto is the recommended tool for faculty (for video files and voiceover PPT files converted to video).
  • For fully online courses, faculty work with an instructional designer. Your instructional designer will work with you to determine the best method for storing and sharing video files.

Faculty: Use the space in your Blackboard course efficiently with the Content Collection.
Learn about the Blackboard Content Collection with this short video.

Guide for Faculty and Students

A downloadable version of this guide is at the bottom of this page.

Tool Description For large files, best used for: Help and Resources
  • Office 365/OneDrive is the recommended tool for students.
  • OneDrive is part of Office 365 that all faculty, staff and students can access.
  • Includes access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook email.

  • Videos: upload video files (ex: mp4, wmv files) to OneDrive then share the link in the Blackboard assignment.
  • Voiceover PowerPoint: Record using Zoom or convert .ppt or pptx file to a video, upload the video to OneDrive, then share the link with others.

Faculty may use OneDrive or Panopto.

For help, contact the IT Help Desk:
CUW:, 262-243-4357.

CUAA:, 734-995-7424.

  • Panopto use is primarily for faculty. Students will use Panopto only if their instructor has enabled a Panopto Assignment in their Blackboard course.
  • Panopto is a video capture technology.
  • Some classrooms are equipped with Panopto for live lecture capture.
  • Faculty can use their laptop to record screen capture or voice over PowerPoint.
  • Faculty can upload .mp4 video files recorded with other software such as Zoom.
  • If used in a Blackboard course, students can record a screen capture or voiceover PowerPoint in Panopto then upload directly to a Blackboard Assignment (“drop box”).

  • Record screen captures or voiceover PowerPoints directly in Panopto.
  • Upload Zoom recordings to Panopto for long term storage and sharing (more than 180 days).
  • Add a Panopto assignment in Blackboard if you want students to make a recording in Panopto as part of an assignment.


  • If your instructor created a Panopto assignment, instructions for creating a Panopto video will be included with the assignment in Blackboard.

For help, contact the IT Help Desk:

CUW:, 262-243-4357.

CUAA:, 734-995-7424.

  • A third-party video recording and storage platform.
  • Content uploaded to YouTube becomes the intellectual property of YouTube.
  • The Online Instructional Design Team manages a CUWAA YouTube account for online courses.
  • Uploading videos to YouTube and sharing link, if user is comfortable using YouTube.
  • For online courses, faculty will work with the instructional designer to determine the best storage method for large files.


Downloadable Guide: