Faculty Teaching in Classroom in front of Whiteboard

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

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

The Center 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.