HuskyCT Training Opportunities

FITS will help provide a number of informal workshops to help promote faculty (and staff) development for HuskyCT.  It will provide a mechanism for participants to collaborate with other members of UConn Health community, and discuss new methods to help provide a more comprehensive understanding of using Blackboard (HuskyCT).  *** Please note that below on this page are links to registration for Online workshops that are done at Storrs.  For information regarding training workshops or support with HuskyCT please contact Jason Wright in FITS.

The following December workshop has been scheduled with FITS staff please check back as more may become available.

Using Groups in HuskyCT December 14th 2017 12-1pm (UConn Health - Farmington)

Instructors are able to create student groups in HuskyCT, and each group can have its own separate areas of the course with its own separate functions. This session will cover using online groups in HuskyCT, how to set them up and make best use of them, and some of the benefits and limitations of doing so. Please note that due to classroom size this workshop will be capped at 6 people. Meeting Location: RM 3 CEC - Library



Additional workshops are listed here from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning staff at the Storrs Campus:

The following ‘November workshops’ will be available online from CETL Staff :

Thursday, November 16th2:00-3:30 pm – Organizing Course Materials in HuskyCT (via WebEx)

This session will cover options for presenting and arranging materials in your HuskyCT course in ways that minimize confusion for students. We will discuss various options for adding content, such as the difference between sorting materials into folders or learning modules, as well as controlling the visibility of content to students. We will also cover options for adding multimedia elements to your course, such as audio and video, among the variety of other content options available in the system.


Monday, November 20th – 10:00-11:00 WebEx Training (Online Only)

You will receive a WebEx invitation after you register for the training. You will connect to the training session using the link in the email. We will cover the following:

  • How to connect Audio
  • How to connect Video
  • How to host a meeting:
    • Mute participants
    • Invite (and remind if someone forgot the link)
    • Share desktop or application
    • Chat
    • Record
    • Polling
  • What is the Personal Room?
  • Scheduling a meeting
  • Smartphone Apps
  • What is the difference between a Meeting and Event?


Wednesday, November 22nd – 10:00-11:30 – HuskyCT Grade Center Basics (via WebEx)

The Grade Center in HuskyCT can be one of the most useful and time-saving features of the learning management system, but its many options and settings can cause confusion. This session will cover the basic functions of the Grade Center and break down its settings to help you make use of it in your teaching for both recording and calculating grades.


Tuesday, November 28th – 1:30-3:00 – Exploring HuskyCT for Future Courses (via WebEx)

This session will provide a general overview of a range of learning delivery tools available within HuskyCT. These include frequently used tools such as announcements, assignments, test/surveys/pools, and discussions, but we will also cover less frequently used but still very useful options such as Kaltura, journals, blogs, wikis, adaptive release, and others.