New Faculty: Tools to Enhance the Teaching & Learning Experience
The following resources have been created to assist Boston University faculty in their purposeful and creative adoption of new educational technologies and by promoting experimentation with new ideas that improve the student experience at BU. Access tools to get started, FAQs, learn about mentoring opportunities, and more.
Zoom, Blackboard, and MyMedia FAQ
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.
Getting Started: Technology Trainings & Workshops
BU’s Educational Technology teams are hosting a series of training sessions specifically for online teaching faculty. Learn about Blackboard, Zoom, MyMedia, Turnitin, and more.
Blackboard, Zoom, MyMedia Training Recordings
If you missed an 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 technology trainings.
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.
Adobe Workshops & Trainings
From presentations to video projects, the Adobe Creative Suite—Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and Spark, can enhance classroom creativity. Learn how to obtain an Adobe license and register for a faculty training session.
Digital Whiteboard Google Jamboard
Google Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that allows for remote or in-person collaboration on a shared space. Learn about the BU-sponsored technology and access the free app offered via BU’s GSuite for Education license.
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.
Is disruption a positive force? In this Point of View, DL&I’s Lead Educational Technologist Amod Lele discusses how innovation helps BU minimize disruption to teaching and learning. Read the POV.
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.