The Catholic University of America

Blackboard, Topaz, Panopto, and more

Instructional Technology supports the CUA campus community by providing support to faculty, students, and staff concerning several instructional programs.

If you find yourself in need of assistance, we suggest that you first explore the menu at the left to view our vast collection of tutorials. If you still require assistance after viewing the tutorials, please submit a help ticket by emailing

When available, Instructional Technology is able to schedule necessary one-on-one training sessions on the following programs:

  • Blackboard is a web-based learning management system through which instructors can teach online or supplement traditional courses with online access to materials such as syllabi, documents, assignments, tests, and discussion boards.  This training is for faculty who will be using Blackboard to add an online environment to their course.

  • Topaz is a Web Content Management system. This training is for staff, faculty, student employees, or work study students who will be using Topaz to update and manage CUA websites for their department.

  • Panopto is a platform for creating and sharing videos.  This training is for faculty and students whose course provides for the opportunity to communicate across distance through video lectures or responses.

  • TurningPoint is an interactive lecture tool which allows students to participate through polling.  This training is for faculty wishing to engage with TurningPoint technology to allow student feedback during lectures.