Supporting faculty with technology resources and consultation.
The following resources have been created to assist Boston University faculty transition to the LfA model with the goal of creating engaging learning experiences in the classroom and beyond. Access tools to get started, training schedules and recordings, FAQs, and more.
BU’s Educational Technology teams are hosting a series of training sessions specifically for LfA and online teaching faculty. Learn about Blackboard, Zoom, MyMedia, Turnitin, and more.
If you missed a LfA online technology training session or want to refer back to a session you participated in, access the video library and view recordings of BU-sponsored trainings.
Get answers to commonly asked questions about a variety of Boston University-sponsored technologies and learn about a variety of platforms including Zoom, Blackboard, and MyMedia.
Boston University Medical Campus Educational Technology team offers a variety of site-specific resources including LfA classroom practice or virtual training sessions, and more.
Getting Started with Blackboard Learn
Blackboard Learn is a learning management system at Boston University. It is used in on- and off-campus courses, certificate programs, and clerkships. If you are new to using Blackboard, this resource will help get you started.
Blackboard Mentoring Program
Interested in learning more about Blackboard? The Blackboard Buddy Program is managed by DL&I Educational Technology team and designed to support BU instructors using the popular Learning Management System.
Advanced Zoom Features
Looking for Zoom keyboard shortcuts, annotation tools, polling options, tips to share audio while screen sharing, and more? Read about the top 5 Zoom features and learn how to make the most of the video conferencing platform.
Tools To Secure Zoom Meetings
Zoom offers several options for protecting you from unwanted participants or actions that might disrupt your meeting or instruction. Learn how to protect your meetings—new or existing—with minimal impact on your participants.
Web-based Analytics Environment
Boston University delivers a variety of applications including MATLAB, R/RStudio, Python/Jupyter Notebook, SAS, and QGIS, to your desktop virtually using BU’s Web-based interface, Shared Computing Cluster (SCC) OnDemand. Learn more about these offerings. Access the Guide.
Explore More Resources
In addition to the resources shared on this site, University-wide resources are available and designed to assist BU faculty and students transition to the LfA teaching and learning model. Learn about available resources from Disability & Access Services, BU Libraries, and Employee Wellness.
Back To On-Campus Work
Our top priority, at all times, is to provide a safe and healthy work environment for BU faculty, staff, and students. These guidelines are intended to inform your actions as we begin, over the summer, the slow and deliberate process of returning to campus. Read the Phase 1 Re-entry Back2BU guide.
Recovery Plan Resources for Faculty & Staff
As we hear from employees regarding the return to campus and questions you may have, we will continue to develop resources and information that support the return to campus. The COVID-19 Employee Support Line at 617-358-4990 or firstname.lastname@example.org will continue to be an available resource, as will the Human Resources Service Center at 617-353-2380 or email@example.com. Stay connected and learn more about BU’s plan to reopen.