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Center for Teaching & Learning: Training Opportunities

Supporting the MCPHS faculty and staff in their commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching and learning

Virtual Seminars & Symposiums


9:00 am - 3:00 pm



COF welcomes all faculty, staff, graduate students, and fellows to attend the annual COF Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday, March 22, 2024.

The conference will take place on Emmanuel College’s campus, in the Fenway Room, located at 400 Fenway, Boston, MA. The morning session will take place fully in-person, and the afternoon sessions will take place virtually via Zoom. In-person attendees are encouraged to stay with us in the Fenway Room for live group viewings of the virtual sessions. The conference will feature presentations, discussions, and mini-workshops.

This year’s Colleges of the Fenway Teaching and Learning Conference builds on Flower Darby’s Keynote delivered to the COF community at MassArt in October 2023, by focusing on “The Three Es of Teaching with AI: Ethics, Equity, and Empowerment” by highlighting achievements, strategies, and techniques from our own COF faculty and staff as it relates to the rapidly evolving landscape. Registrants will receive the link to Flower Darby’s recorded presentation.

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T&L Conference 2024_Session Schedule For Web


Training Calendar

Select AM/PM sessions to view offering dates and register

In a hurry? Look for starred sessions to focus training on the fundamentals to get up and running quickly in Ultra!

Morning Sessions (10am-11am)

Afternoon Sessions (2pm-3pm)


Instructor Webinar Series: Teaching with Blackboard from Basics to Advanced  (Vendor-hosted Training)

Ongoing free webinars to help with getting the most out of teaching with Blackboard Learn and Collaborate


Whether you are brand new to teaching online or looking to make some improvements to what you have started, we designed a set of webinars from basic topics to advanced. These are 45-minute sessions to help give you the tools you need to succeed. These webinars are presented by Blackboard Academy.

All webinars will be recorded and emailed to you after the session. Even if you can't attend live, please register so you can receive the recording.

Topics include:

  • Blackboard Learn Basics
  • Collaborate Basics & Beyond the Basics
  • Setting up the Gradebook
  • Creating Assignments/Tests
  • Grading
  • Using Groups

And join into the "Ask the Experts" sessions to speak directly with Blackboard experts to answer questions and demonstrate workflows!



                                 (Vendor-hosted Training)

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session provides a detailed demonstration of both applications, including enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.

Instructor Training: Respondus 4 and the Test Bank Network

Find out how Respondus 4 allows you to create and manage exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to your LMS, and how the Test Bank Network enables instructors to create online tests from official publisher test banks.

Introduction to Blackboard Learn                

Self paced, 3-6 hours to complete

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