The mission of IRT is to provide leadership in technology and excellence in production, design, instructional technology, and support to faculty, students, and the William Paterson University community. We are committed to working with faculty and students as William Paterson moves to remote instruction for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

Faculty Training for Fall 2020

IRT is pleased to announce faculty training for Fall 2020. There are several teaching options for the coming semester, which are described on the Office of the Provost web site. Center for Teaching with Technology training sessions will cover Hybrid and HyFlex teaching, as well as other topics as requested by faculty via the survey sent out earlier this summer. 

Do it Yourself Training: Documentation for Faculty


For an overview of teaching with technology resources for Fall 2020, visit the Support for Online, Hybrid and HyFlex Teaching page on the ITwiki. 

Bb 101

If you need to brush up on your Blackboard skills, then Bb 101 is for you. This documentation covers everything you'll need to teach using Blackboard. 

Online Teaching Toolkit

The Online Teaching Toolkit, which is available to every faculty member from their Blackboard Home Page (look under "My Organizations" for Online Teaching Toolkit), covers the following: teachingtoolkit

  • Quality Assurance/Quality Matters
  • Understanding Online Teaching & Learning
  • Blackboard Basics
  • Video Conferencing & Video Content
  • Online Classroom Management

Faculty can go through the modules in order, or focus on the areas they are most interested in incorporating into their teaching. 

HyFlex Teaching with the HoverCam Solo 8Plus Please see the ITwiki HoverCam page for information on using the HoverCam (installed in each classroom on campus and in Valley Road 1600) as a Document Viewer and a Webcam/microphone. This piece of equipment is available for all faculty who choose the HyFlex teaching option. Also, watch the HyFlex Teaching Workshop video for more information. 

Zoom Workshop Videos
In addition to the Zoom Workshop Recording, these three short videos make up the content for the Zoom workshop being taught this summer. 

Quality Assurance for Hybrid and Online Teaching Video

This workshop video is now available: Quality Assurance for Hybrid and Online Teaching. This video is password-protected, and the password is: +GM+!3P@

Webinars: Synchronous Sessions

Webinars will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:00 am.

Face-to-Face Training

Hovercams for HyFlex Teaching

Conditions permitting, there will be opportunities to learn how to use the Hovercams for HyFlex teaching in person shortly before the semester begins. This training will be by appointment and all safety protocols will be in place. You will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distance at the training.

In-Person Sessions (Socially Distanced) - Please contact Gamin Bartle at to make an appointment.

  • Thursday, August 20 – Hyflex Training (by appointment only)  

  • Friday, August 21 – Hyflex Training (by appointment only) 

One-on-One Consultations for Faculty

As always, CTT staff is also available for one-on-one consultations about remote instruction. To make an appointment, please make a Help Desk ticket at Choose the Blackboard ticket type and then CTT Faculty ConsultationThis is the best way to set up a time to work with one of the CTT instructional designers. 

For more information on what the CTT can do for you, please choose "Center for Teaching with Technology" on the IRT menu, or go to

IRT's Center for Teaching with Technology is in your corner. Please let us help you as we prepare for the unconventional Fall 2020 semester. Should you have questions, please contact me via email ( or by calling me at 973-720-2530.

Gamin Bartle, PhD
Director, Instruction & Research Technology
William Paterson University