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UMA Faculty Development Center
The Faculty Development Center is your one-stop shop for faculty and staff seeking assistance virtually or in person with distance teaching, student engagement at a distance, implementation or use of educational technology.
We are here for you to answer questions on technology in teaching, troubleshoot Blackboard or Kaltura, explore tech tools to suit your needs, and help you align the design of your online learning assets to your teaching goals.
Faculty Services we offer:
Blackboard, Zoom and Kaltura Support
Blackboard, Zoom and Kaltura help you make learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls by breathing life into educational content. They are empowering instructors with tools to engage every learner. We are here to support beginning as well as advanced users of these tools. In addition to individualized support, we also maintain tutorials on our website on Blackboard, Kaltura and Zoom
Lunch & Learn sessions and Workshops
Faculty Development Center facilitates a series of Lunch & Learn sessions and workshops throughout the year. This is a format of instructional development facilitated by faculty and staff for faculty. Workshops have generally a more hands-on, applied component to explore features and functionality of a certain educational technology tool.
Course Design Analysis
A valuable list of links and sites for all faculty.
Academic Technology Webinars
Academic Technology Mini-Webinars
Every Tuesday at noon, we will host a mini-webinar in Zoom to explore a different academic technology and how it can be used by students and faculty to save time and improve learning. These sessions are free and open to any student, staff, and faculty in the University of Maine System.
Please click on the button below to register for one of these sessions. Session recordings will be posted here.
- Recording & Managing Videos with Kaltura - March 5, 2019
- Powerful Presentations with Google Slides - March 12, 2019
- Free Multimedia from Creative Commons - March 26, 2019
- Google Sheets - April 2, 2019
- Simplifying & Streamlining your Gmail Inbox - April 9, 2019
- Google Add-Ons - April 16, 2019
- Google Search Level: Expert - April 23, 2019
- YouTube for Learning - April 30, 2019