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The CTL has numerous electronic and non-electronic resources that can be shared with the Fitchburg State community. Included here is a searchable database of resources that the Center owns as well as links to electronic documents, podcasts, and videocasts. Also listed here are links to instructional technology resources for faculty as well as a listing of relevant conferences.

Educational Technology Websites and Conferences


EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. Information on the 2010 EDUCASE Conference can be found here.


MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.


The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), founded in 1981, is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Information Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning, and its practical application. Information about the 2010 E-Learn Conference can be found here.


SITE (the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) has a mission to promote research, scholarship, collaboration, exchange and support. Information about 2011 SITE conference can be found here.

Informational Technology Training

Blackboard Tutorials

Getting Started Guides and Video Tutorials
Michael Leamy, "Posting an Announcement on BB "
Michael Leamy, "Uploading Audio to BB"
"Making a Course Available"
"Copying or Re-using Course Content in Another Course"
Request form for "Merging Multiple Sections of a Course"

Making Audio Podcasts

Michael Leamy, "Using Audacity to Record Audio and Make mp3s"
Get Audacity at Be sure to download Lame for mp3 conversion.

Fitchburg State Office of Assessment

Tk20 Resources