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.



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.



New and Returning Faculty Development Day 2023: Blackboard Basics

Below is session recording and resources for this session on January 11, 2023.

Learn how to add content, Blackboard Assignments (“dropboxes”) and set up the gradebook for a Spring course! This is an ideal session for faculty new to using Blackboard. Session is for those who set up their own Blackboard courses. 



Evaluating Programs Through Collaborative Assessment of Student Learning

Session Recording and Materials:

Evaluating Programs Through Collaborative Faculty Assessment of Student Learning 

With Elizabeth Evans and Susan Gallanis 

Friday January 6, Noon – 1:00 pm Central/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern via Zoom 


This session will highlight effective practices for assessment of student learning at the program level at Concordia. This session is part of our leadership development series for department chairs and program directors. 

Session Recording


Practices and Processes: Course Scheduling for 2023-2024 with Allison Wolf, Registrar’s Office  

Our Registrar’s Office will share information about how to review course offerings from previous academic years to prepare for scheduling for 2023-2024. We will also review the new academic calendar, deadlines for submitting schedule information for 2023-2024 scheduling, and how to submit a change to your schedule after it is finalized. The instructions for completion will have been sent out a few days before this session, so after you read those, bring your questions.   

This session is for those managing schedules for academic courses, including department chairs, program directors and academic administrative assistants. Deans and faculty may also be interested.  

Here are the resources for the Practices and Processes: Course Scheduling for 2023-2024 event held by Allison Wolf, on Tuesday, November 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central/2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern via Zoom:


Campus Codes- 2023-2024

Instructional Method Options

Parts of Term – 2023-2024

Time Blocks