Faculty Workshops & Institutes

Online Pedagogy Institute July 11-22
Enhancing Your Traditional Course with Blackboard and Beyond August 29
Principles of Teaching with Universal Design September 9-14
Active Learning Institute September 23
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric October 14
Designing Courses Using Open Educational Resources (OER) October 2-26
Integrating Social Media Tools November 2-9
Aligning Objectives with Course Content Nov. 30-Dec. 7
Enhancing Your Traditional Course with Blackboard and Beyond January 6
Blended Learning Bootcamp January 9-13
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric January 27
Designing Courses Using Open Educational Resources (OER) February 1-8
Principles of Teaching with Universal Design Feb. 22-Mar. 1
Integrating Social Media Tools March 22-29
Active Learning Institute April 7
Aligning Objectives with Course Content April 12-19

Other Offerings

Register: Call or email Tony Krucinski:  
tel: 973.720.2659 - email: krucinskit

The Center for Teaching & Learning with Technology - Library 120k, a lab where professionals will help faculty design coursework from lesson plans through planning an entire course in a relaxing, collaborative atmosphere. instructional design. PCs, Mac, scanner and printer.

Teaching with Technology Curriculum I

Integrating Technology with Face-To-Face Education

TTCI-1: Enhancing your Traditional Course with Blackboard and Beyond
The new offering anchors the Course Certification Curriculum and is designed to provide faculty with a base of skills and knowledge in course design and delivery. This workshop focuses on delivery with an introduction to course design. Participants will leave this workshop prepared to make effective use of Blackboard and other technologies in reshaping their traditional courses.  Website

  • Introduction: Course design and delivery
  • The art of asynchronous communication
  • Assessment and the grade center
  • Bringing the AV experience to your students
  • Course design

Duration: One day face-to-face institute, 9a-2p

Dates: August 29, 2016; January 6, 2017


TTCI-2: Principles of Teaching with Universal Design
This course is meant as a stepping off point for building online courses that are usable and accessible. The content is intended to inspire further exploration and advocacy for designing materials that benefit students and help them achieve their educational goals.

  • Accessibility for online learning
  • Apply the principles of universal design to build accessible online courses and communities.
  • Promote the principles of universal design in support of making learning, connecting, and sharing available to everyone at your institution.
  • Advocate teacher and administrator awareness and training to ensure online learning policies and practices follow universal design principles.

Duration: One week hybrid course featuring a single, 2-hour face-to-face meeting and online work using Blackboard.
Dates:  September 12-19, 2016; February 22 – March 1, 2017


TTCI-3: Aligning Learning Objectives with Course Content
In this two week hybrid course we'll concentrate on the practice of aligning course and module learning objectives with various course components.  Alignment refers to the concept of a direct link between the learning objectives and the learning materials, activities, assessments and the course technology. Faculty should be able to map how each course element supports ultimately relates back to the course/module learning objectives. The design and practice of alignment is essential to student success, and we'll explore the process through a critique of alignment samples and the construction of a course map.

  • The significance of Alignment
  • Creating course and module/unit learning objectives
  • Alignment and course design; creating a course map
  • The practice of alignment: critiquing alignment samples

: One week hybrid course featuring a single, 2-hour face-to-face meeting and online work using Blackboard.
Dates:  November 30 – December 7, 2016; April 12-19 2017

TTCI-4: Active Learning Institute
In this a day long workshop faculty will learn about implementing active learning strategies and evidence-based practice appropriate to the classroom no matter where teaching takes place: a large fixed-seat lecture bowl, an intimate seminar room, a virtual classroom online or a specially designed active learning. Workshop participants will design a teachable component for a course and have the opportunity for feedback on its implementation.  Website

  • Introduction to active learning
  • Teaching style survey; significance
  • Working with teaching styles
  • Active learning in various classroom configurations
  • Active learning tools
  • Putting what you've learned into action!

Duration: One day face-to-face institute, 9a-2p
Dates: September 23, 2016; April 7, 2017

Teaching with Technology Curriculum II

The Principles of Course Design

TTCII-1: Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
This workshop explores the Quality Matters Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online and blended courses. This is an essential workshop for faculty interested in applying the quality assurance strategies to their online courses.  During this workshop participants have the opportunity to explore many standards of the Quality Matters rubric in depth, and to apply those standards to a demo course. 

  • Identify the underlying principles of Quality Matters
  • Identify the critical elements of the QM quality assurance program
  • Apply the QM Rubric, Fifth Edition, 2014 to review online courses.
  • Make decisions on whether a course meets selected QM Rubric Standards.
  • Apply the concept of alignment.
  • Draft helpful recommendations for course improvement

: One day face-to-face institute, 9a-3:00p
Dates: October 14, 2016; January 27, 2017


TTCII-2: Designing Courses using Open Educational Resources (OER) 
This course explores the finding, analyzing and using open (no cost) educational resources, including books, quizzes, multimedia and complete courses.  Each course member will be find, analyze and evaluate tools within their subject areas.  Learners will demonstrate how they would use OERs in a class which they teach regularly.   Subjects:

  • What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?
  • Finding OERs
  • Evaluation OERs
  • Implementing OERs in a classroom setting

Duration: One week hybrid course featuring a single, 2-hour face-to-face meeting and online work using Blackboard.
Dates:  October 19-26, 2016; February 1-8, 2017

TTCII-3: Course Design Integrating Social Media 
Social media is popular and prevalent, but is it useful in a classroom setting?  Many faculty have taken advantage of social media but, as with any new tool, some might be doing so without a larger strategy in mind.  In this course we’ll look at what social media tools are available and how, using thoughtful course design, they can be applied as parts of thoughtful learning experiences.  Learners will get to look at some of the tools currently available and will be asked to create an assignment integrating social media.

  • Review of social media tools
  • Experience using social media
  • Examples of social media thoughtfully integrated with course design
  • Design of an assignment or assessment using social media

Duration: One week hybrid course featuring a single, 2-hour face-to-face meeting and online work using Blackboard.
Dates:  November 2-9, 2016; March 22-29, 2017


TTCII-4: Blended Learning Bootcamp
The Blended Learning Boot Camp is an introductory workshop for first-time blended learning course instructors intended to help faculty prepare a blended learning course. In this hybrid course faculty will explore, actively exchange and apply knowledge and ideas concerning blended learning course design and pedagogy. Faculty will develop a course designed for blended learning in this workshop.

  • Course Design Principle
  • Syllabus for a Blended Learning Course
  • Student Engagement Strategies
  • Assessment in a Blended Learning Course
  • Academic Integrity

: Four-day hybrid course with two 6-hour face-to-face sessions bracketing online work using Blackboard.
Dates: May 16-19, 2016; January 9-13, 2017



  • Faculty Technology Highlights - Several times a year we put the spotlight on faculty who are making interesting use of technology in the classroom or in research. Visit to see what your colleagues are up to!
  • One-on-one Session - One-on-one sessions help you focus on the subjects that interest you and meet your needs.  All sessions will be held in the CTLT, room 120k of the Cheng Library, unless otherwise advised at the time you sign up. If you have any materials, which can be worked on during the session, feel free to bring them. For example, if you are attending a dotCMS for Web Editors workshop and have a web page started, it may be a good idea to bring it along.
  • Online Pedagogy Institute - An institute offered over the summer using the Blackboard virtual learning environment. The institute will help you understand online learning, promote interactive work and critical thinking, design lesson plans and manage the online classroom effectively.
  • Suggestions for Teaching in an Emergency - Instruction and Research Technology offers support to faculty members in dealing with the possibility of an emergency.