Training, Community, and Help

Training Workshops

Consult the online learning website for university-wide workshops. Spring 2023 topics include (partial list):

  • Blackboard Basics: January 3, 2023 11am - 12noon
  • Learn how to Copy Materials from a Previous Course into your Upcoming Course: January 10, 2023 11am - 12noon
  • How-to Pre-Record and Deliver Video Content to your Students: January 12, 2023 12noon - 1pm
  • Planning to use the Blackboard Grade Center: January 13, 2023 11am - 12noon
  • Learn more about PerusallJanuary 17, 2023 12noon - 1pm
  • Learn more about PadletJanuary 19, 2023 12noon - 1pm
  • How to Facilitate Discussion, Sharing of Student Work, and Peer Review Activities Using Blackboard Tools: January 24, 2023 12noon - 1pm

Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) workshops are listed below.

The Teaching Center is offering the following Spring 2023 workshops on Fridays from 12-1 pm on Zoom.

  • Effective Management & Mentoring of TAs, 1/20/2023, 12-1 pm: register here.
  • Designing Group Assignments, 2/3/2023, 12-1 pm: register here.
  • Evaluating Group Assignments, 2/17/2023, 12-1 pm: register here.
  • Writing Good Multiple-Choice Questions, 3/3/2023, 12-1 pm: register here.
  • Anti-Racist Feedback and Messaging, 3/17/2023, 12-1 pm: register here.
  • Asking & Answering Classroom Questions, 3/31/2023, 12-1 pm: register here.
  • Transparent (TILT) Assignment Design, 4/14/2023, 12-1 pm: register here.

Documentation for Important Recent Changes

Teaching Center Discussion Forum

The Teaching Center has created a discussion forum in Microsoft Teams where instructors can connect with colleagues with similar interests to share ideas and ask questions. This is a peer-to-peer forum. For AS&E teaching support offices, see the help and teaching support section below.

The forum provides themed channels so that instructors can select to participate only in their areas of interest. Microsoft Teams allows instructors to connect through a variety of methods, including discussion board posts, chat, and video and audio calls.

To enroll in the Teaching Center Discussion Forum, email using the email subject line “Enroll in Teaching Forum.”

Help and Teaching Support

Consult the faculty resources: teaching during times of disruption web page to determine which office to contact for your teaching support needs.

Guidebook to Other University of Rochester Teaching Resources

Consult the teaching resources guidebook to identify other teaching support resources offered by the University of Rochester.