NU Faculty Professional Development

The Office of Teaching and Learning Strategies offers a wide selection of professional development opportunities to National University Faculty.

Professional Development Options

Duration: Average completion time is eight hours.

A self-paced Blackboard course designed to support teaching and learning at National University.

Duration: 10 - 15 minutes 

Build new teaching skills in these short self-paced learning modules. 

Duration: 30 minutes - 1 Hour

Appointments are available to NU Faculty Members who have completed the Blackboard Faculty Foundations course. 

Visit our Brightspace resources page for an introduction.

Upcoming Events

To register, select a session from the options below.

  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    RSVP Closed
    DETAILS
    Sep 13, 12:00 AM – Sep 16, 11:59 PM
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    A four-day facilitated course designed to support teaching and learning at National University in the Blackboard LMS.
  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    RSVP Closed
    DETAILS
    Sep 27, 12:00 AM – Sep 30, 11:59 PM
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    A four-day facilitated course designed to support teaching and learning at National University in the Blackboard LMS.
  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    Oct 11, 12:00 AM – Oct 14, 11:59 PM
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    A four-day facilitated course designed to support teaching and learning at National University in the Blackboard LMS.
  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    Oct 25, 12:00 AM – Oct 28, 11:59 PM
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    A four-day facilitated course designed to support teaching and learning at National University in the Blackboard LMS.
  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    Nov 08, 12:00 AM – Nov 12, 11:59 PM
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    A four-day facilitated course designed to support teaching and learning at National University in the Blackboard LMS.
  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    Dec 06, 12:00 AM – Dec 09, 11:59 PM
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    A four-day facilitated course designed to support teaching and learning at National University in the Blackboard LMS.
  • TBD
    Blackboard Syllabus Tool Module
    Online
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    Online
    This self-paced learning module provides a basic overview of how to set up the Syllabus tool in your upcoming Blackboard course.
  • TBD
    Student Attrition Module
    Online
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    Online
    Identify common causes of student attrition and possible interventions.
  • TBD
    Student Retention Module
    Online
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    Online
    This self-paced learning module presents strategies that faculty members can employ to support student retention.
  • TBD
    Growth Mindset Module
    Online
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    Online
    This self-paced learning module will help faculty members understand why having a growth mindset is so important, identify what mindset the students in their class have, and provide strategies to employ that will cultivate a growth mindset with their students
  • TBD
    Student Engagement Module
    Online
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    Online
    This self-paced learning module presents strategies to improve student engagement in online classes.
  • TBD
    Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Module
    Online
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    Online
    In this self-paced learning module, faculty will learn the steps to successfully set up a virtual class session in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
  • TBD
    Providing Effective Feedback Module
    Online
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    Online
    This self-paced learning module will help faculty members develop and provide effective feedback to students when grading their assignments, and responding to discussion posts and emails.
  • TBD
    Creating Effective Announcements Module
    Online
    Available Anytime (Module is Self-Paced)
    Online
    This self-paced learning module presents strategies for creating effective announcements in your online courses.
  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    RSVP Closed
    DETAILS
    Aug 30, 12:00 AM – Sep 02, 11:59 PM
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    A four-day facilitated course designed to support teaching and learning at National University in the Blackboard LMS.