Professional Development

Faculty often would like to learn more about Blackboard, new technologies for teaching, or about online learning in general. You may choose to learn more about technology and teaching through workshops, one-on-one instruction, or tutorials available online. If you wish to schedule individual assistance please call extension 7537 to arrange a time.

In this section:

Professional Development

Lamar University provides a complete slate of workshops throughout each semester. A variety of topics are covered suitable to both online and on-campus instruction.

LU Conferences

Lamar University is home to several conferences focused on innovative teaching and technology.

  • Digital Ticket
  • Blastoff is an annual faculty development event sponsored by the CTL and the provost office. This event is held in August of each year in the week of convocation. 

LU Connect (Blackboard) Tutorials

Blackboard offers many online tutorials for instructors covering a variety of topics. The following set of videos covers course design, communication, collaboration, and assessment.

Online Workshops

Online workshops and courses are available periodically throughout the year from a variety of sources.

Distance Ed Conferences

Distance education conferences at the state, national, and international level are offered by organizations and companies throughout the year.