The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) helps faculty explore and evaluate innovative ways to use learning technologies for teaching at NIU. The following learning technologies include recommended and institutionally supported software and web tools to promote collaboration, enhance communication, share multimedia, teach online and more. In addition to supporting established learning technologies like Blackboard, CITL also works with faculty and administrators to pilot new tools.
* For more information about online test proctoring, see Options for Delivering Exams via Virtual Instruction and Online Test Proctoring Tools at NIU.
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Faculty Support Hotline
Attend a Workshop
Online workshops on strategies and tools for teaching effectiveness.
Individual assistance with strategies and technology, available online or over the phone.
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning can help you find the right approach and technologies for your teaching. Our staff are available via email, phone, or web conferencing.
If you have a specific question about Teaching with Blackboard, you can submit it to us using the Ask a Question form.
The University Libraries can help you find content and media for your course. They also have a limited supply of laptops that can be borrowed if you need one to author your course materials. Contact the Subject Specialist librarian assigned to your field for assistance.
The University Libraries also have a guide for continuity of library services and resources that provides information for how you and your students can make use of the library's services. The guide also includes instructor resources to help you find additional materials to use in your courses.
Division of Information Technology Service Desk
The DoIT Service Desk can help you resolve technical issues with your Blackboard course, your ID/password, and more. You and your students can reach the Service Desk via their Self-Service Portal or phone.
Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center can help you ensure that students with disabilities are receiving the services they need to be successful, such as CART services for web conferencing sessions. In some circumstances and subject to capacity, they may also be able to assist with captioning audio or video content.