Megan Holt

Online Teaching Coordinator


Megan offers programs and consultations to faculty, teaching staff and teaching assistants on effective online teaching and learning, integration of digital learning tools and techniques, and application of quality standards. She assists in planning, coordination, and implementation of online teaching professional development activities and large-scale digital course materials accessibility programs and initiatives.


  • Ph.D., Instructional Technology, Northern Illinois University, in progress
  • M.A., English, Eastern Illinois University, 2009
  • B.A., English, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2006
  • Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, 2022

Rhode, J., Miller, T., & Holt, M. (2023, March). Celebrating online course quality: From self-assessment to institutional recognition. Presented at Higher Learning Commission 2023 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rhode, J., Underwood, J., Holt, M., Richter, S., & Miller, T. (2022, November). Scalable faculty development to support successful transition of institutional learning management system. Presented at Online Learning Consortium Accelerate 2022, Orlando, FL.

Rhode, J., Underwood, J. & Holt, M. (2022, November). Digital badges to promote improving accessibility of digital course materials and being a champion for accessibility. Presented at Online Learning Consortium Accelerate 2022, Orlando, FL.


The following comments from NIU faculty were shared through NIU Today Applaud a Colleague:

"Oh my gosh! Megan is the most amazing ambassador! She was so supportive and so informative as I worked through the BB Ultra Academy. I’m so glad to know that she’ll continue to be “in the wings” (she likes birds) to support when I get stuck. Thank you, Megan! Your department is incredible." (June 22, 2022)

"Megan was truly an excellent “ambassador” for the Center for Innovative Teaching and Leaning’s recent Blackboard Ultra Transition Academy. She was very patient with my many questions and provided precise, well organized suggestions for building my summer course in Blackboard Ultra. She was also wonderful to work with in a virtual context." (June 9, 2022)

"Thank you Megan, for your valuable advice and coaching as we pivoted to a Zoom all-college meeting. Your willingness to share your time and talents is appreciated by all. You exemplify collaboration and the Huskie spirit!" (January 18, 2022)

"Megan's kind voice, support and willingness to be 'at the ready' when I’m in need is so authentic and amazing. As an adjunct, there are plenty of Blackboard nuances that I continue to learn and Megan's efforts are so appreciated. Thank you, Megan! Talk soon!" (September 22, 2021)

"Megan has been an incredible resource to me, always swift to reply and steps in to help in any way she could. She provided Blackboard training to our UNIV educators, shared a general CITL-built template with me to help build our UNIV courses, and helped manage copying my course shell into each section. She is wonderful and also fun to work with!" (June 25, 2021)

"If you ever have a question about teaching with Blackboard, send an online ticket request to CITL. Megan has replied to my multiple queries incredibly quickly in a very helpful and friendly manner. Thank you Megan!" (June 25, 2021)

Megan Holt


Megan Holt
Phone: 815-753-5320
Office: AC100K

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