Faculty Development

In addition to the ongoing self-enrollment and other faulty training programs listed below, the Center for Teaching (CTL) and Academic Information Technology (AIT) schedule regular workshops throughout the year to support you work in the classroom and beyond.

Teach in Ten: 10 steps for Effective Online Pedagogy

This course is designed for faculty who have not yet received training in teaching online. Teach in Ten is organized as an asynchronous self-paced course, with optional synchronous sessions and pacing. The 10 modules cover:

  • Course Design
  • Determining Course Format and Delivery
  • Backward Design and Learning Goals
  • Syllabus and Course Schedule
  • Assessments and Assignments
  • Grading and Feedback
  • Universal Design, Tech Tools, and Platforms
  • Lectures, Videos, and Instructional Materials
  • Building a Thriving Online Community
  • Crafting a Semester Communication Plan
  • Planning the First Class

Course completers will come away with a completed course syllabus, course schedule, one assignment, and a communication plan. The course is designed to take approximately 10 to 13 hours. Full-time and adjunct faculty are more than welcome to take the course.

Register Here for Teach in Ten

Blackboard Training

Provided by the Library/Academic Information Technology

Scheduled/Synchronous Training

Training session topics vary based on the stage of the semester/term and faculty requests.

Brooklyn College Blackboard Basics

Brooklyn College Blackboard Basics is a self-paced introductory course to the Blackboard platform. It takes approximately four to six hours to complete for those new to Blackboard. Once you start, we recommend that you complete it within two weeks. Participants will be introduced to the various features and tools of the Blackboard platform for their hybrid and online teaching. Each module will include a short assessment.

Open Educational Resource (OER), Zero Textbook Cost Course and Digital Tools for Student Engagement

If you are interested in developing an Open Educational Resource (OER), Zero Textbook Cost course, and an opportunity to enrich your course with myriad pedagogical advantages, for your course, consider participating in the OER Initiative,  Brooklyn College–Created Open Education Resources.

Support for your OER project includes:

  • A dedicated technologist to assist with building your OER site, Blackboard, or another multimedia-rich platform, and digital tools such as online discussion software; digital text annotation; audio, video, or map assignments; quizzes and tests; Zoom; and PowerPoint narration.
  • A librarian to assist with identifying OER materials and/or library-licensed resources for your course.
  • A stipend of up to $2,000 (stipend amounts vary and depend on the nature of the OER).
  • Course section instructors will receive training to teach their courses using the OER materials. Compensation: $500 per course section.

Contact Professor Miriam Deutch if you would like to participate in the OER Initiative or if you have any questions about OER.

CUNY-Wide Online Teaching Essentials (OTE)

Offered by the School of Professional Studies, this fully online three-week course in online pedagogy is a facilitated, asynchronous course and includes faculty from across CUNY. Total estimated time is nine to 12 hours, though times may vary. Take a look at the Online Teaching Essentials Overview (PDF) for more information.

This training course is available to Brooklyn College faculty periodically when funding is available. Look for announcements/invitations in your inbox. This training is administered by the CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS).

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