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. 

Instructional support opportunities coming Spring 2021. Visit our Brightspace resources page for an introduction.

Upcoming Events

To register, select a session from the options below.

  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    Jul 06, 12:00 AM – Jul 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.
  • Blackboard Faculty Foundations
    4-Day Self-Paced Blackboard Course (Online)
    Jul 19, 12:00 AM – Jul 22, 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)
    Aug 02, 12:00 AM – Aug 05, 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)
    Aug 16, 12:00 AM – Aug 19, 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
    Jun 01, 12:00 AM – Jun 04, 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.