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CIDAT

Instructional Support

CIDAT is here to assist individual faculty and departments. In the past two years, CIDAT has provided one-on-one consultation to faculty from different teaching disciplines and also has developed workshops specifically tailored to different SXU departments’ needs.

Consultations

CIDAT staff members are available for consultation with individual faculty members to discuss integration of technology into their teaching. We are prepared to help you to build on your strengths to make your teaching more engaging and to enhance student learning. Even if you don't know what questions to ask, make an appointment and let us help you explore some possibilities with you.

MyCourses (Blackboard)

MyCourses is the name SXU gives to Blackboard, a learning management system (LMS). MyCourses is a powerful online platform that allows faculty to share course materials, administer tests, hold online discussion and post grades. All currently-enrolled students and teaching faculty have access to MyCourses.

SXU has also purchased many educational technology tools that are compatible with MyCourses; for example, faculty could use ShareStream (Link) to upload and edit videos, Panopto to record their class, and Respondus to create online tests. All those materials can be uploaded into MyCourses for student access.

CIDAT offers one-on-one MyCourses training for SXU faculty.

Software Training

CIDAT provides training in educational software to SXU faculty. Email us (cidat@sxu.edu) to schedule an individual or group appointment to discuss the software you are interested in.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online training company that provides video-based e-learning courses about different educational software, such as Adobe, and Microsoft. If you are not sure which software you should look for, you can also search by subject, such as web design, video editing, and more.

SXU staff and faculty are eligible to access a Lynda.com account for three weeks. Please email cidat@sxu.edu to make a reservation.

Course Development

CIDAT staff members can help SXU faculty design new courses or revitalize existing ones to make them more engaging to students. We can suggest both technological and non-technological ways of presenting your course materials most effectively.