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Danley Hall, Room 102

(580) 559-5884 or (580) 559-5770

Important Dates and Deadlines

Instructional Designer

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Wendy McKibben
Instructional Designer
Admin. Building, CETL Room 213

Curriculum Specialist

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Destiny Darbison
Administration Room 217



August 14 2017


Blackboard is back up and running now. (2:53 pm)

Blackboard is down (2:15 pm) IT is working to restore it and I will post here when it is back up and running.


August 2 2017

9:06 It's back up! It was down for about 30 minutes but appears to be working now. Let us know if you encounter any issues.


All: Blackboard is currently down. IT is aware of the situation and working hard to get it back up. I'll update when it is working again!


May 23 2017

Folks...we are still dealing with BB issues right now (10:40 am). I will post here when IT solves the problem.


There is a database problem with Blackboard today. I have alerted IT. I will post here when the issue has been resolved.


May 22 2017

Blackboard is working properly now (8:10 am)

Blackboard is down (7:45 am)...I have contacted IT and they will get this situation resolved as soon as possible. I will post here as soon as it is back up and working.


May 15 2017

Okay...Blackboard is up and running now (10:59 am).

Blackboard is down (10:48 am) IT is working to get it working properly. I will post here when the situation is resolved.


April 21 2017

Blackboard is working properly now... (9:00 am)

Folks...Blackboard is not working properly at this time. IT is working to fix it and I will post here as soon as it is up and running properly! (8:15 am)

April 10 2017

Here are the links to the Student CETL Pages:

Main Page

Student Help

Accessibility Information

Privacy Policies

Upcoming CETL Workshops and Seminars

Each of our trainings, unless otherwise noted, will be held in the CETL Lab, ADMIN 214. We have limited space available, so reserve your spot soon! To RSVP, simply click on the workshop/seminar you'd like to attend, and then fill out the Registration form at the bottom of the page (name and email). You will receive a confirmation email from Room Reservations <>--it will likely go to your quarantine. You can also cancel your registration at any time. Let us know if you have any questions! 

Blackboard Shell Request Form

The Blackboard form is for online courses that do not have automatic deployment of a shell and those courses that will be developed prior to the start of a semester.

BB Development Shell Form

Online and Blended Course Development Policy

A recent study carried out on behalf of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) has indicated that "distance education, when properly planned, designed, and supported by the appropriate mix of technology and pedagogy, is equivalent to, or in certain scenarios more effective than, traditional face-to-face classroom instruction.” (Kovanović V, Joksimović S, Skrypnyk O, Gašević D, Dawson S  and Siemens G (2015) The History and State of Distance Education)

This study also stated that, "... 414.2 million students will be enrolled in higher education around the world by 2030 – an increase from 99.4 million in 2000, and that online, open and flexible education is going mainstream, the importance of quality learning outcomes for learners cannot be overestimated. Here is a link to the study


Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are the options for multiple and single attempts and the Grade Center?

A: Here is a link to show all of the options: Multiple Assignment Attempts

Q: How do I upload or download Grade Center Items for Working Offline?

A: Click on this link to get the full how to on Uploading or Downloading Grade Center Items

Q: How do I override grades?

A: Click on this link to get the full how to on Overriding Grades


Information on East Central University's Specific Technology

Blackboard News:

Here is a link to check your browser for Blackboard:  Browser Checker

Here is a link to a video tutorial on how to use the Blackboard Calendar:  Bb Calendar Video Tutorial

How to login to Blackboard:

  1. Access the Internet and go to the East Central University Home Page
  2. Click on Login at the top of the web page then select Blackboard from the menu. 
  3. Enter your User Name and Password and click Login
  4. After logging in, the first page displayed is called My Blackboard. The classes you can access are listed under the title My Courses.
  5. Click on the name of a class to enter the class.

Center For Excellence In Teaching and Learning


CETL Training Lab is in the Administration Building

Second Floor

Room 214a

CETL Mission Statement

Mission Statement: The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) supports the mission of East Central University by working with faculty, staff, and students to foster successful learning environments through the exploration and use of effective pedagogical practices and instructional technology to support higher education both on campus and through distance education.