Training for Teaching Online

Whether you're new to online teaching, or a veteran, these training resources will help you step up your online game. 

The SBU Faculty Center in Teaching, Learning, & Technology (TLT): Whether it's syllabus development, assessment, learning new technology tools, or selecting course content to motivate student engagement, The Faculty Center and TLT offer one-to-one consultations, group training for your department, and a variety of workshops that will transform how you manage and deliver your course. Upcoming Events are also listed on the Faculty Center home page.

In addition, The Faculty Center offers a full-blown Online Faculty Training immersion workshop for instructors preparing for a specific semester. This 5-week training is delivered via Blackboard three times a year:

  • mid-October for faculty scheduled to teach online in Winter or Spring terms
  • mid-March for faculty scheduled to teach online in the Summer term
  • early June for faculty scheduled to teach online in the Fall term

Alternative training opportunties:

Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE): The SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence is internationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence through research-driven, community-supported practices of innovative teaching, learner-centered instruction, and pedagogy-focused approaches. The COTE mission is to cultivate, support, and promote system-wide excellence in online teaching and learning by connecting the community of online education experts across the SUNY system, encouraging scholarship in online teaching and learning practices, pursuing research-driven innovations that increase online teaching and learning effectiveness, providing distinctive and comprehensive development opportunities to faculty, and providing resources needed for course development and enhancement.

Lynda.com: If you prefer to learn at your own pace, Lynda.com is available via lynda.stonybrook.edu using your NetID for authentication. Lynda.com has training videos on a variety of software topics that are accompanied with exercise files, transcripts, and certificates of course completion. Subjects in addition to Blackboard include coding, design, web development, photography, business, education, animation, 3D modeling, video, audio and music.

SUNY Center for Professional DevelopmentStony Brook University is a member of the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD). As an active member, Stony Brook receives a number of professional development points that may be used by employees to pay for the cost of registration for SUNY CPD-sponsored academic program events. See the SUNY Center for Professional Development calendar of events for a complete listing.