In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Faculty Center will not be open Monday (Jan. 18). All training and drop-in sessions will resume on Tuesday (Jan. 19). Additionally, this is the last week you can enroll in our Winter cohorts of our Bb Basics and Teaching Remotely courses. If you have not yet taken advantage of these two teaching and learning training resources in preparation for the Spring 2021 semester, please do so before Friday, Jan. 22.

Available course sections are as follows:

Blackboard Basics Course

  • This is a self-paced general overview of the basic tools and functions inside CUNY’s current installation of Blackboard. For those interested, enrollment for this cohort will be ongoing until 5:00pm on Friday, Jan. 22.

Teaching Remotely: Pedagogical Practices and Practical Skills Course:

  • This two-week advanced-level course has been designed to fully instruct teaching faculty, department facilitators, and course developers at CSI in the actions and preferred techniques required to effectively stage and develop fully online courses. For those interested enrollment, for this cohort will be ongoing until 5:00pm on Friday, Jan. 22.

Please contact Faculty Center Program Coordinator, Kristen Lindtvedt at to enroll.

In addition to the above courses, we will be holding daily sessions of our Virtual Drop-in Center. As always, all of our Drop-in and training sessions can be accessed by using the Virtual Drop-in Center buttons located on the main page of the Faculty Center Info Hub (CSI) Bb Organization available to all teaching faculty at CSI.

Faculty Center Virtual Drop-in Center Sessions: 

  • AFTERNOON/EVENING SESSION (Monday – Friday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm) – Access online. (Link opens five minutes before start of session.)

For more information or questions about any of the workshops, courses, or assistance sessions offered by the Faculty Center for Professional Development at CSI, please contact Center Program Coordinator, Kristen Lindtvedt directly at

Have a great week.

By Kristen Lindtvedt