Montclair State University offers several faculty development opportunities to support online teaching including technology workshops, an online course emphasizing pedagogical considerations, as well as our Annual Summer Institute.
Develop a strong foundation by participating in our Blackboard workshops. We recommend the following sequence of trainings to support your online/hybrid course development. These courses are available face-to-face and online.
- Building a User-Friendly Blackboard Course: By participating in this introductory Blackboard workshop you will gain a better understanding of Blackboard basics, what an online course consists of and how an online course appears in Bb. The workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the different features available to construct an effective online course.
- Facilitating Interaction in Blackboard: This workshop focuses on how to effectively utilize Blackboard course Discussion Boards, blogs, wikis, journals and groups to create and facilitate online interaction, as well as to supplement your traditional face-to-face course.
- Designing Assessments in Blackboard: This workshop focuses on how to build online assignments and exams to assess student’s growth as well as learn to customize and administer the Bb Grade Center.
For a full list of upcoming trainings, visit the Training and Events page.
Empowering Online Teaching and Learning:
This online and hybrid course is intended to provide faculty with an overview of teaching and learning online, an introduction of various pedagogical considerations, an orientation of the best online practices, and guidelines for integrating appropriate instructional technologies to facilitate online and hybrid teaching and learning. For more information about the Faculty Development Program, visit the Empowering Online Teaching and Learning page.
This annual event showcases the online course design and development process, strategies for building online collaboration, and methodologies for creating instructional activities and learning assessments. This event will demonstrate instructional technologies that can be integrated into online teaching to facilitate and enhance student learning. It also provides an opportunity for faculty to share experiences and to develop an online course with individual consultation provided by our Technology Training and Integration staff. For more information, visit the Summer Institute page.