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Faculty Resources and Support

In order to support their teaching, St. John’s University and the Office of Online Learning and Services have created and collected an array of resources faculty may use to enhance the design and improve the quality of their online course(s).

Online Teaching Resources

Transitioning Your Face-to-Face Course to the Online Environment

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation instructors have to quickly move their face-to-face course to an online format.  Below are some resources for St. John's University instructors to help with this transition.

Course Continuity Planning  - This website designed by the Center for Teaching and Learning has a wealth of resources related to remote teaching.

IT Remote Support Request Form - If you or your students need technology training or support fill out this form.

Webinar: Need Help Transitioning Your Course to a Remote Delivery Format - This is a recording of a webinar that was presented by The Center for Teaching and Learning and Online Learning and Services March 13, 2020.

Recommendations for Online Course Creation - This document provides key things you should consider when designing an online course.

Getting Started with Blackboard - This tutorial shows how to use the basic Blackboard tools that Online Learning and Services recommends.

Blackboard Resources

Blackboard Learn is the learning management system in use at St. John’s University. You can access your Blackboard courses through MySJU. Engage students, host discussions, accept student assignments, organize course content, track student progress, and disseminate grades all in one place. Learn more about Blackboard by visiting the Blackboard Instructor Resources webpage, here.

Center for Teaching and Learning

TheCenter for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports excellence in teaching and encourages research, publications, and other scholarly and creative work produced by the University’s faculty. In addition, CTL hosts workshops and other events throughout the academic year. Register for a workshop 


E-Studio offers assistance with University-supported technologies, one-on-one training, and conducts the Portable Professor workshops to promote use of technology in both virtual and face-to-face classrooms. You can also learn about emerging technologies. Register for a workshop.

University Library Resources

The St. John's University Libraries support teaching and learning by providing information resources, instructional services, and other support for students and faculty.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may use without charge. If you need images, project ideas, a look at a syllabus from a course in a similar discipline, or ideas for lessons, OER can provide answers and inspiration, as well as save time and money.

Learn more about Open Educational Resources.

Supported Technology

For detailed information, including links to training workshops on the supported technology tools below, please visit the CTL's campus guide.

For additional information on supported technology at St. John's University, visit Supported Technologies.

Technical Training for Faculty Teaching Online 

Faculty need to know the basic Blackboard tools to teach an online course.

The Estudio offers Blackboard on-campus training and Portable Professor Workshops, as well as one-on-one assistance. For additional information about Blackboard on-campus training and related workshops, please contact Gary A. Young, Associate Director for Academic Technology and Faculty Support, at [email protected].

These workshops teach the valuable skills needed to navigate the courseware with ease. Please note: technology classrooms have computers. However, if you have a laptop, it is recommended that you bring it to the workshop so you work on a more familiar machine.

In addition to campus-based training, Blackboard online tutorials cover the most important Blackboard courseware navigation tools.