TLT-1: Teaching

TLT-1a: Blackboard Intermediate: Enhancing your Traditional Course 
The new offering is designed to provide faculty with intermediate-level skills in integrating Bb with face-to-face teaching. Participants will leave this workshop prepared to make effective use of Blackboard and other technologies in reshaping their traditional courses. Instructors new to Blackboard should contact department administrator Tony Krucinski (krucinskit or 973-720-2659) to schedule a one-on-one workshop with one of the Center for Teaching with Technology professionals.  - 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-2:30p
Dates: August 29, 2016; January 6, 2017

TLT-C 1b: 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

TLT-C 1c: Teaching 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. 


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

Duration: One week hybrid course featuring a single, 3-hour face-to-face meeting and online work using Blackboard.
Dates:  October 19-26, 2016; February 1-8, 2017

TLT-C 1d: Integrating Social Media with Coursework

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, 3-hour face-to-face meeting and online work using Blackboard.
Dates:  November 2-9, 2016; March 22-29, 2017