Faculty Development Receives 2017 SPS Award for Partnership and Collaboration

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The Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center (FDIDC) received the 2017 Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) Award for Partnership and Collaboration at the SPS Awards Ceremony on April 12, 2017.  The award is given out annually by the Supportive Professional Staff Council to those who have the demonstrated a willingness to cooperate and collaborate for the betterment of the NIU community. The FDIDC was nominated for the award by Dr. Ritu … Read More

This Summer’s Line-up of Free Online Workshops – Registration Open to the Public

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This summer the Northern Illinois University’s Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center is offering 7 online workshops. These one hour, fully online sessions are now open to the public. We’d like to invite our colleagues in higher education to join our workshops and expand our conversations around these topics. There is no charge for participating in these workshops, but you will need to register. Summer Workshops – May through August … Read More

Upgrade to Blackboard Coming in May

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This year, Blackboard will be upgraded to the Q4 2016 Release, which consists of several exciting new features and several bug fixes. The upgrade is targeted for the Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29), and will require an outage during which Blackboard will be unavailable. Exact timing of the outage will be announced by the Division of IT prior to the upgrade. You can learn more about these features and the … Read More

New Features for Combined Courses in Blackboard

Wrapped into the new, faster course request process are a few feature enhancements for those teaching a Master Course in Blackboard. Now when combining student enrollments from multiple course sections into a single course, a Blackboard Group and Grade Center “Smart View” will automatically be created for each section, with students assigned to them according to the section they originally enrolled in. These will make assigning section-specific assignments, and grading … Read More

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Recipients of the Graduate Teaching Certificate!

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The Graduate Teaching Certificate recognizes graduate teaching assistants (GA/RA/TAs) for their participation in the development programs offered by the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center. The certificate acknowledges these individuals’ commitment to effective teaching and can enhance their academic credentials.To qualify for this recognition, a graduate teaching assistant must have attended the full-day TA Orientation and at least five (5) programs of shorter duration offered by Faculty Development and Instructional … Read More

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