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CIS supports educator development in a variety of ways. Take a look at the various opportunities and connect with us today!

CIS Events

Looking for a one-time workshop, a series, or other development opportunity? Visit our CIS Events website for more information on upcoming events and to register.


For new faculty hired to teach primarily on our main campus, please visit our New Faculty Orientation page for further assistance in preparing for your arrival on campus.

For adjunct faculty members who will teach online or at a CMU off-campus location on a contract by course basis, please review the off-campus faculty orientation.

Self-Paced Workshops

Accessibility Workshop

The Accessibility Workshop is a self-paced training aimed at ensuring compliance to federal standards for all CMU staff and faculty as it relates course content and digital materials for all types of learners. Enroll in the self-paced Accessibility Workshop

Designing eLearning Workshop

The Designing eLearning Workshop provides insight for creating an effective online course. Participants will see various ways to structure an online class, understand how to present content to increase readership and interaction, learn methods for creating engaging videos, and be exposed to a variety of learning activity examples for online teaching and learning. The workshop is ideal for those who have never developed an online course but may also provide a ‘veteran’ developer a few new insights and tricks! Enroll in the self-paced Designing eLearning Workshop.

Fundamentals of Blackboard

Blackboard is a very robust teaching environment that provides many opportunities to supplement courses and facilitate full-scale online course delivery. This workshop will impart the skills necessary to be successful in the use of Blackboard as a tool for teaching both face-to-face and online courses. Enroll in the self-paced Fundamentals of Blackboard workshop.

Open Education Resource Workshop

This workshop designed to inform CMU faculty about Open Educational Resources (OERs), teaches methods for searching and evaluating OER materials, and guides the instructor through the process of implementing open access resources into the classroom. Enroll in the self-paced Open Education Resource Workshop.

Online Teaching Experience

This training is intended to prepare faculty to succeed as online educators at Central Michigan University. It will help the faculty member understand the university’s expectations, policies procedures and support services available both to them and the students. Enroll in the self-paced Online Teaching Experience workshop.

SafeAssign Training

This recorded training on SafeAssign, a plagiarism prevention tool within Blackboard, provides an overview as to what SafeAssign is and demonstrates how to set it up inside Blackboard.  A primary focus is on helping instructors understand the results SafeAssign provides in the Originality Report and knowing how to interpret those findings.

College Teaching and Learning Symposiums

Need a custom solution for your college/department requirements or initiatives? See sample agendas and find out how to get started with CIS.