Reminder: Goodbye Voice Tools

Blackboard will discontinue the Voice Authoring tools on August 31, 2016.This set of tools includes Voice Authoring, Voice Board, Voice Podcaster, and Voice Email.

You can get all the whats and whys from our previous Goodbye Voice Tools post. Most importantly, if there is any content you wish to save, be sure to export it and save it to your computer before the end date. This tutorial will guide you through the process: Exporting and Importing Voice Authoring Content.

If you need assistance transitioning your content to other tools or archiving your Voice Authoring content, please email Remember the shut down date is August 31, 2016.

Apply to the 2016 Summer Technology Institute

STI2015Join your Lesley faculty colleagues for an exciting, immersive professional development opportunity!

The Summer Technology Institute is an opportunity for faculty to participate in a learning community across disciplines and schools engaged in an exploration of the effective uses of technology in teaching, learning, collaboration, and scholarship. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship, and organized by eLearning and Instructional Support. To apply for the Summer Tech Institute, please complete the brief application form here.

All faculty — core or adjunct — are welcome to apply.  Faculty who consider themselves basic technology users or who do not currently use technology in their teaching are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty selected through the application process receive a $500 stipend for participation in the institute.

The program features a 4-day institute in June, held on the Brattle Campus. Faculty engage in a rich mix of dialogue, hands-on practice, project-based learning, reflection, and application to explore innovative ways technology can be integrated into their teaching. 

Examples of workshops from past Summer Tech Institutes include:

  • Navigating the Technology Wilderness
  • Designing for Engagement
  • OneDrive: Collaboration Made Easy
  • Blackboard Beautification Project
  • Designing and Facilitating Online Discussions
  • Introducing Media Into Your Blackboard Course

Expectations for Summer Technology Institute Participants

Faculty are expected to:

  • Participate in all four days of the institute: June 13-16, 2016
  • Develop a technology-enhanced learning activity for a 2016-2017 course
  • Attend or participate in at least one professional development outreach activity during the 2016-17 school year

Important Dates

March 25, 2016 Applications Due
April 8, 2016 Participants Announced
June 13-16, 2016 Summer Institute


To apply for the Summer Technology Institute, please fill out the 2016 application form.