TA Connections Newsletter - Spring 2018

graduate teaching certificate

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Recipients of the Graduate Teaching Certificate!

The Graduate Teaching Certificate acknowledges these individuals’ commitment to effective teaching and can enhance their academic credentials.


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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Adds Phone-Only Option

Participants can now join Blackboard Collaborate sessions using their phone to call in, without joining the web conferencing session.


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Did You Know….? Accessing a Portal to Blackboard Collaborate

NIU departments, organizations, committees, and communities can request a free Blackboard Organization (Community) from DoIT, to use for meetings, presentations, training, and much more.


Jason Rhode receiving the OLC Effective Practice Award

Faculty Development Recognized with Effective Practice Award

The NIU Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center was recently selected as a recipient of an Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Award for Designing Personalized Online Teaching Professional Development Through Self-Assessment.


TA Connections is a newsletter for graduate teaching assistants published every fall and spring semester by Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center. For more information about featured articles or upcoming faculty development programs, please contact the Center at (815) 753-0595 or facdev@niu.edu

Last Updated: 4/4/2018

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