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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

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 

Academic Technology

The Academic Technology department offers assistance with University-supported technologies, one-on-one training, and conducts 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 

St. John’s University Libraries support teaching and learning by providing access to physical and electronic resources, information literacy instruction, research assistance and other academic services for students and faculty. Faculty can request an instruction session, which can be customized to meet the needs of their student learning objectives. The Librarian Liaison Program embeds librarian faculty within specific academic departments across the University. Librarians can answer research questions or provide one-on-one research consultations

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.

Migrating Your Courses to Canvas

Faculty can continue using Blackboard as a teaching platform in the Spring. St. John’s will adopt Canvas as the only online teaching platform starting from Summer 2021. Please note that the materials and information you have stored in Blackboard will not be accessible after May 31, 2021.

For information on getting started with Canvas and how to export content from Blackboard, visit the Academic Technology website

Blackboard and Canvas Resources

You can access your courses through https://signon.stjohns.edu.

Engage students, host discussions, accept student assignments, organize course content, track student progress, and disseminate grades all in one place. 

Academic Technology offers training, workshops and one-on-one assistance for these systems. These workshops teach the valuable skills needed to navigate the courseware with ease. For additional information please contact Gary A. Young, Associate Director for Academic Technology and Faculty Support, at [email protected].