Monday, August 13, 2018

IMDC Trainings August 20-24: Register by Friday, August 17th!

The IMDC is offering training sessions for BOLT and other items of interest the week of August 20th. All sessions will take place in Andruss Library 243. Registration for workshops is required by August 17th. Register at

Zoom Workshops

Monday, August 20 at 9am and Friday, August 24 at 11am
Do you need to use web conferencing for online office hours or synchronous class sessions? We recently transitioned to a new web conferencing tool. Come to this session if you are new to Zoom and want to learn how to use it.

TurningPoint 8 Sync Workshop

Tuesday, August 21 at 2pm
Instructors responded to our poll and we selected the date that was best for most. At this workshop we will explore the new version of TurningPoint and show how you can easily sync up your BOLT course with the new software for participant list and grade sync. Come to this session to learn the new, simplified workflows and features exclusive to this new version of TurningPoint.

Build it in BOLT Series

BOLT Basics

Tuesday, August 21 at 9am
If you're new to BOLT and want to learn what you can do, come to this workshop. We will cover the basics to get you acquainted to BOLT and its tools.
If you're teaching online, join us for a doubleheader: There is a Best Practices for Teaching Online session after this session!

BOLT Gradebook

Wednesday, August 22 at 10am
If you need to learn how to set up Grades in BOLT, come to this workshop. We will explain how the Grades tool works and assist with setting up your BOLT Grades tool.

BOLT Assignments

Wednesday, August 22 at 2pm
Do you want students to submit work to BOLT? If you want to use the Assignments tool in BOLT, come learn how at this workshop. Recently we had an update that allows students to submit an assignment without uploading a file! We also have a new version of Turnitin for Fall. We will showcase these updates and other features of the tool at this workshop.


Wednesday, August 22 at 3pm and Friday, August 24 at 9am
We have a new Turnitin integration in BOLT for Fall. Adding Turnitin is easier than ever with the new Turnitin tab in the Assignments tool. Come to this workshop to find out how to set up assignments with plagiarism checking using this new integration with Turnitin.

For a double-header, come to our Wednesday Assignments session and then this Turnitin session to knock it out of the park with Assignments this fall!

BOLT Quizzes

Thursday, August 23 at 9am
Quizzes has undergone some changes over the past year as part of a Quizzes improvement by our software vendor. Come to this session to find out what is new, what is coming, and what you can do right now in the Quizzes tool.

BOLT Rubrics

Thursday, August 23 at 10am
The Rubrics tool is the latest tool in BOLT that is getting a major upgrade from our software vendor. Come to this session to find out what is new, what is on the way, and what you can do with Rubrics in BOLT!

Content Building

Thursday, August 23 at 2pm
If you're teaching online you will probably use the Content tool in BOLT a lot. Come to this session to find out how and what you can build in the Content tool in your course.

Online Teaching Series

Video Tools

Monday, August 20 at 11am and Thursday, August 23 at 3pm
Build presence in online courses using video tools available in BOLT. This workshop will showcase the different video tools available in BOLT and how you can use them to create presence in your online course and course activities.

Best Practices

Tuesday, August 21 at 10am
If you're new to teaching online, these best practices for teaching online will help you get rolling on your online learning journey. Use the best practices in this workshop to get started teaching online.
If you're NEW to teaching with BOLT, join us for a doubleheader: There is a BOLT Basics session before this session!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Zoom Trainings in August!

Zoom is offering specialized trainings for PASSHE this month, and the IMDC is offering training on Zoom the week prior to classes starting for the Fall.

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Zoom: Train the Trainer
When: Thursday, August 2 at 2pm EST
Who: If you need to assist people with using Zoom to conduct meetings, sessions, or classes, then this session may be what you need.
How: Email us at for the invitation link!

Zoom Webinar: End User Training
When: Thursday, August 30 at 2pm EST/11am PST
Who: All Zoom end users will benefit from attending this webinar!
How: Register for this webinar at

You will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar!

IMDC Training: Zoom
When: Monday, August 20 at 9am or Friday, August 24 at 11am
Who: Faculty and staff who want to use Zoom
How: Register at

Recorded IMDC Zoom Essentials training:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

New in BOLT: Question Pools have replaced Random Sections in Quizzes

D2L has phased out the random section feature and added question pools to quizzes. This functions similarly but has an improved workflow.

Question pools will allow you to select a number of questions and define how many of those questions show up on each student's attempt. Then BOLT will randomly add that number of questions to each student's quiz attempt.

Here is a video describing how you can create question pools in your quizzes:

Video transcript:
In your quiz, click Add/Edit Questions.
Click New, and select Question Pool.
On the Question Pool screen, give the pool a name.
Type the number of questions from the pool you want each student to get on their quiz.
Type the number of points for each question in the pool.
Click Browse Question Library.
Find the questions you want to add to the pool and select them.
Click Add.
The questions are added to the pool.
Click Save.
Your pool is added to the quiz.

The BOLT Help Course documentation has been updated to reflect this feature change.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

2018 Fall Courses Now Available in BOLT

Instructors now have access to 2018 Fall courses in BOLT. Students won't load into courses until August 16th.

click the grid icon or search for 2018Fall courses in BOLT

For more information please see the Important News widget in BOLT!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Students now enrolled in 2018Summer course classlists in BOLT

Students are now visible in the Classlist of 2018Summer courses in BOLT.

REMINDER: You must set your course to active in order for students to see and access it in BOLT.
  • Click on a course name in BOLT to enter the course.
  • Click Course Admin.
  • Click on "Course Offering Information" in Course Admin.
  • Scroll down and check the box in front of "Course is active".
  • Click the "Save" button.

No course(s) found? Please verify you are listed in MyHusky as the instructor for the course(s) before contacting us. It takes 24-48 hours once you are listed as the instructor in MyHusky for you to gain access to the course in BOLT.


The Instructional Media and Design Center in Andruss Library 206 will be closed until we hire summer staff. If you want hands on assistance with BOLT, instructional technology, or online instruction, you can make an appointment to meet with a supervisor by emailing

24/7 BOLT Technical Support

Call 1-866-921-0473

Use the Need Help? widget in BOLT to access live chat, email, and knowledge base support.

Coming Soon: IMDC Infobase for instructors at 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Fall Combined Course Request: Deadline June 5

If you want to combine course sections in BOLT for 2018 Fall, please click the BOLT Combined Request tab and complete the form via the Faculty Center in MyHusky. For directions, check out the Course Combine Request widget on the BOLT My Home page.


DEADLINE for Combined Course Requests for Fall: June 5, 2018


NOTE: Requests must be completed by the above deadline. Requests after the deadline will be accepted only if there is a schedule change, new instructor hire, or late contracts/assignments.



If you teach a lecture course with multiple lab or clinical sections, but don’t have access to all the sections in MyHusky, please submit a request by emailing us at Please be sure to include the course and ALL sections that should be combined.



Publisher Integrations Deadlines

Pearson MyLabs & Mastering
DEADLINE for Pearson requests for Fall: August 15, 2018

Do you use the Pearson integration in your BOLT course? Request the integration for Summer at our form here:


McGraw-Hill Connect Deeper Integration
DEADLINE for Connect requests for Fall: August 15, 2018

You can still use the old Connect integration without requesting, but if you want to use the new Connect integration you will need to request it at our form here:

Keep Springing Ahead with Zoom!

We are offering more workshops on Zoom. If you didn't get a chance to attend our Zoom Essentials training, we put it online for you!

Watch it at

Types of Meetings
Learn how to set up different meetings- online classrooms, online office hours, group meetings for students, and more!

04/25/2018 |  9AM  | Andruss Library 243

Hosting Meetings Limited seat workshop! Registration required!
Learn what all the host controls do, and how you can use them to host an excellent meeting in Zoom!

04/25/2018 |  3PM | Andruss Library 305

04/26/2018 | 11AM | Andruss Library 305

Interactive Ideas Limited seat workshop! Registration required!
Learn how you can use Video chat, Zoom polling, and other instructional technology in your Zoom meetings for an engaging experience with students.

05/01/2018 | 11AM | Andruss Library 305

Please register for limited seat sessions by April 24 at