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News and views on instructional design and technology from the Technology and Learning Program at CSU, Chico

  • Captioning Support Services are now available at Chico State

    Captioning Support Services are now available at Chico State.  The captioning support program is part of the Office of Accessible Technology and Services (OATS). This service is free of charge to university faculty and staff. Kaltura, Chico State’s media server, automatically captions a video’s narration track when the video is uploaded. Instructors are still strongly... Read more »

  • Tutorials within Bb Learn

    Using tutorials has become quite popular these days for helping students learn a task or two at Chico State. Faculty may go directly to the tutorial they want to share, and copy the complete link. Paste that link into your assignment or content page in Bb Learn’s course. The full URL will work for your... Read more »

  • Voice Tools are no longer supported by Blackboard Learn

    The Technology and Learning Program (TLP) and Distributed Learning Technologies (DLT) want to inform our Chico State faculty about a couple important changes that will affect you and your students’ workflow this semester, 2016. Blackboard Learn is constantly working to upgrade their system and in this case to remove Java related tools, Mostly this is... Read more »

  • Blackboard Collaborate “Ultra” Available

    Modernized interface Browser-based (no more Java launcher download) High definition audio and video Session attendance reports Shared content, polling, and breakout rooms How do I try it? Login to Blackboard Learn. Access any course. From your course menu, click (+) and add a tool link to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Click Join Room to check out Bb Collaborate using your default... Read more »

  • Turnitin set to release a new look starting Monday, July 18th

    Turnitin is set to release a major product upgrade that will automatically take effect on Monday, July 18th.  Once upgraded, you can expect to see a new, modernized interface after you open up a paper in the new Turnitin “Feedback Studio.” Try it out before July 18 To get acquainted with the Turnitin Feedback Studio... Read more »


New Faculty: Register for Intro to Bb Learn Workshop

Bb Learn isn't meant to be learned alone.  Sign up for one of our intro workshops using this Google form or through campus DTS.

Blackboard Collaborate “Ultra” is live this Fall

The new Blackboard Collaborate is enabled, by default, in all your Fall 2016 Bb Learn courses. Find out more here.


Textbook Alternatives Program yr. 4

Now accepting applications!


Digital Media Bank

If you're wanting new resources for enriching your online content please check here: the Digital Media Bank

Find options for images, audio, video, and mixed content.

TLP and Faculty Affairs

The Technology and Learning Program has moved! (organizationally, not physically)