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Welcome Back Faculty! Spring Semester Technology Announcements  

Faculty members sitting on a bench on their laptops. The Department of Information Technology welcomes you back to campus! We look forward to the start of the Spring semester and are ready to assist you in any way you may need. Below details a few key highlights, as well as the training opportunities, offered by the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center this semester. We hope you are available take advantage of these professional development opportunities.

A new session of Faculty Tech Bytes will begin on January 25. Tech Bytes is a series of hands-on session, focusing on increasing your productivity. A list of workshops being offered this spring can be found at

The Online Teaching Certificate offered in the Fall was a huge success. We are pleased to announce that another session will begin on February 1. Those interested can sign up to take a series of 5, one-hour workshops over the course of February and April. The workshops will cover how-to be a competent online instructor, how-to teach in an inclusive classroom, engagement strategies, Blackboard Learn, course design and why quality matters. All sessions will take place in Walsh Library - Space154. For more information, please visit

The Learning Studio is now open! The Learning Studio supports a project-based, collaborative approach to learning. Training is currently being planned for faculty of the School of Health and Medical Sciences, the College of Nursing and the School of Medicine. The Learning Studio will also be open to other schools and colleges at the University later in the Spring semester. If you are interested in learning more about the Learning Studio, please contact your assigned Instructional Designer. If interested in touring the space, please contact Eva Rosmaninho, Director of Classroom and Event Support.

Department Wide Training is available and can be tailored to the specific needs of a department. Please contact Renee M. Cicchino if you are interested in group training. Please include possible days, times and desired topics in your email. We look forward to working together!

Blackboard Inline Grading
Blackboard has updated their inline grading tool. The tool still provides the same benefits, however tweaks have been made to the styling of those benefits. Please familiarize yourself with this article so you are comfortable with the functionality of the updated grading tool.

Blackboard Course Removal is scheduled for February 4. All courses prior to and including Fall 2016 will be included in the deletion process. If any of these courses contain information you would like to safeguard for the future, you will need to export or archive them.

The following articles provide step-by-step instructions on archiving, copying and exporting your Blackboard courses.

Wireless Displays are available in all classrooms. These displays provide students and faculty the ability to share, collaborate and present from their laptop, tablet or mobile device. To view instructions on how-to connect to wireless display, please click here. Please contact if you have any questions.

Faculty printing: In addition to utilizing your department or local printer, you may also use any of the public printers on campus

Technology Resources

The Technology webpage provides a wealth of "how-to" articles, as well as answers to many frequently asked questions.

Additionally, the Technology Service Desk is available 24/7. They are your point of contact for any technology related questions or problems.

PC Support Services – Corrigan Hall - Lower Level, Room 29
Walk-in hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The last appointment will be taken at 5:30 p.m.

Media Services – Classroom and event media support is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Training requests or other assistance may be made by calling ext. 9554 from on-campus, (973) 761-9554 from off-campus, or by emailing

We hope you found this information useful and wish you a successful semester. If we can be of any help, please let us know.

The Department of Information Technology

Categories: Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Diana Moran
  • (973) 761-7566
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