Services for Law Part-Time Faculty: Educational Technology

Ellen Frentzen (, 617-358-5496) serves as the law school’s Educational Technology Librarian and is available for consultations on the use of technology in the classroom.  Ellen serves as the library expert on the use of Blackboard Learn, student response systems (“clickers”), web portals, blogs, wikis, and podcasts.

Blackboard Learn

The university uses Blackboard Learn as its primary learning management system. Establishing a site is best done using Faculty Link. IS&T has compiled Help Videos and Quick Start Guides to aid with some of the basic navigation of Blackboard Learn. Additionally, IS&T provides answers to questions you might have concerning your Blackboard site. It is also possible to come for a hands-on workshop on the BU Campus.

The law library also offers support for your Blackboard Learn course pages. If you have a problem with your course page, contact Ellen (, and she will help you find the best path to resolving your problem.

Student Response Systems (Clickers)

Student response systems (clickers) may be used to survey students in class.  Law faculty members incorporate clicker use to promote participation, take opinion polls, and to obtain feedback on current class topics.  The law library owns 150 clickers that may be borrowed for use in law classes.  Please contact Terri Geiger (, 353-8881) for loan details. 


The library provides over 80 tutorials on electronic resources and research techniques.  The legal information  librarians would be happy to create tutorials for use in conjunction with classes.  Please contact Stefanie Weigmann (, 617-358-4997) to request a research tutorial for your students.