Leadership Challenges: Models and Measures of Teaching Effectiveness 03/03/2023

Below is the recording and resources for the following program:

Leadership Challenges: Models and Measures of Teaching Effectiveness
Friday March 3, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

With Elizabeth Evans, Susan Gallanis and Kate Robertson of CELT
Audience: Department Chairs and Program Directors 

In order to support our faculty, CELT has investigated and used multiple models of teaching effectiveness which frame evaluation and feedback to faculty on their teaching. Learn about models in use, where we can obtain data on elements of these models, and how you can provide challenge and support through feedback to faculty through the teaching observation process and reviewing syllabi and courses.  Future reports from Blackboard Learn will also be discussed. 


Leadership and Challenges PowerPoint

CU Evaluation of Instruction Proposed Model 2019 E Evans
Nine Principles for Good Practice
Sources of Evidence of Teaching Excellence 01-20-23
Link to Teaching Observation Form and Resources

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: ithelpdesk@cuw.edu, 262-243-4357.

  • 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: ithelpdesk@cuw.edu, 262-243-4357.

  • 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:

Copyright for Faculty 01/17/2023

Copyright for Faculty 

Wednesday January 18, 11:00 am – Noon Central/Noon – 1:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Led by Maria Becker (CUW Library) and Susan Gallanis (CELT) 

During this session, the presenters will provide a brief overview of copyright and fair use. We will discuss how this applies to content shared with students both in the classroom and in your Blackboard course.



Mequon Traditional Adjunct Orientation 01/17/2023

Mequon Traditional Adjunct Orientation 

Tuesday January 17, 5:00 – 6:45 pm Central via Zoom 

Presenters: Elizabeth Evans, Diana Belscamper, Dan Paavola, Susan Gallanis, Jan Chapman, Andrew Wahl 

Are you ready for teaching the spring semester beginning January 23rd? This session for Mequon traditional adjuncts teaching in-person points you to vital information, including effective first session strategies, finding policies and resources, Academic Resource Center (ARC) services, taking attendance, Faith and Learning, classroom AV resources, and what is required in Blackboard/how to find Blackboard Resources. 



Respondus 4.0 Test Builder

Respondus 4.0 Test Builder 

Tuesday January 17, 2:00 – 3:00 pm Central/3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Led by Susan Gallanis 

Respondus 4.0 Test Builder software is available to CUAA faculty to create and manage tests offline. Tests can be printed to paper or published to Blackboard. During this session participants will learn how to retrieve a Blackboard exam and convert it to an MS Word document. We will also demonstrate how to import test questions from an MS Word document into Respondus, then upload to your Blackboard course. 

Session Recording


Questions Answered:

  1. Can the question type Fill in Multiple Blanks be formatted on a document for import into Respondus 4.0? Yes. They question type is FMB and is included in the Word template.
  2. Can feedback be added when converting a Blackboard test to a Word document? Yes. The example I used during the session was only the Test, so providing feedback to answers isn’t applicable. If you wanted to convert a Blackboard test to an Exam WITH answers, the feedback option in the Respondus settings appears. See screenshot below.
  3. How are images formatted on a document for import into Respondus 4.0? For Word documents, you can just add the image to the document. For .txt documents do the following:
    1. First, be sure the images are in gif, jpg, or jpeg format and are contained in a separate folder.
    2. Then place the following tag at each place where an image should appear: [ img: “filename.jpg” ] . The word “filename.jpg” should be replaced with the actual file name. Example: 3) The interferometer, shown here [img: “interferometer.jpg”], was used by which of the following scientists?


Practices and Processes: Online Programs, Courses, Faculty, 1/13/2023

Practices and Processes: Online Programs, Courses and Faculty 

With Madelyn Kempen, Susan Gallanis and Diana Belscamper of the CELT 

Friday January 13, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 

Audience: Department Chairs and Program Directors, Deans, Academic Administrative Assistants  

This session features the current practices used in most programs for planning, development and support for online programs, courses and faculty by the CELT and departments, including the development and deployment of master courses; responsibilities of department or program staff (for hiring, textbook examination copies, and pay); faculty development for teaching online; and faculty responsibilities and support during the online course. This session provides updates to the many changed institutional practices related to online instruction after the implementation of FLAC, the move of the Instructional Design Team to the CELT, and the move of Blackboard Support to the HELP Desk.    

Session Recording


New and Returning Faculty Development Day 2023: Designing/Refreshing Your Course and Syllabus

Below are recording and resources for this session held January 11, 2023.



New and Returning Faculty Development Day 2023: Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser

Below are session recording and materials for this program held on January 11, 2023.