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Faculty Development & Support

Instructional Technology and Design Services offers many faculty development opportunities year-round to support teaching and learning. These include workshops, Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (an online course emphasizing pedagogical approaches), our annual conferences, and many special events. For faculty new to Canvas, visit our Montclair State Canvas Faculty Orientation or register for our workshops. You can also schedule a one-on-one appointment with a member of the ITDS team.

We offer events and workshops to assist faculty with many aspects of teaching. Our workshops cover Canvas, course design, pedagogical strategies to implement in the classroom, online, or when teaching hybrid, and much more. We also offer one-on-one consultations.

Workshops & Support

We offer special events throughout the year. Our Preparing for the Fall Semester and Preparing for Winter Session and other pre-semester events are designed to help you prepare your courses for the upcoming terms. We also offer faculty-led workshops, seminars for new faculty, collaborative sessions with other departments, and much more. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities.

Special Events

Fridays with ITDS is a bi-weekly interview series that spotlights the unique contributions University faculty, staff, and leadership are providing to teaching and learning at Montclair State University. Conducted live on Zoom, each interview focuses on a particular topic and then opens for questions and discussion.

Fridays with ITDS

Our annual conferences showcase best practices on how to implement effective instructional strategies, facilitate learner-centered interaction and collaboration, and create objective-oriented assessments to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.

Annual Summer Institute Annual Spring Symposium

Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL) is a three-week online course intended to provide faculty with an overview of online teaching and learning, applicable for both online and hybrid courses. ITDS offers this course multiple times per year. Completion of an Introduction to Canvas workshop (or equivalent training) is highly recommended prior to the start of the program.

Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL)

Creating DIY Multimedia to Enhance Learning is a four-week online, asynchronous course which provides the training you need to produce quality academic media content from the comfort of your home or office. A camera and microphone are required to fully participate in and successfully complete this course.

Creating DIY Multimedia to Enhance Learning

Student Engagement Tools and Techniques (SETT) is a 3-week online, asynchronous course that aims to provide faculty with a conceptual framework of student engagement as well as strategies and tools that they can implement in their own teaching practices.

Student Engagement Tools and Techniques