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FACULTY RESOURCES

Boise State’s eCampus Center provides resources and professional development to online faculty.

eCampus Administrative Orientation for Online Faculty

This orientation assists online faculty with completing important administrative steps before courses begin and while they are in session. A complete orientation covering the administrative aspects and basic processes of teaching online is available for new online instructors. Please review the orientation, and contact the eCampus Center with any questions or suggestions.

Instructional Design Support

As part of the eCampus Center’s mission to provide an array of support service for online education, a new unit was established to support the efforts of Boise State University’s academic departments to design and develop high-quality fully online courses and programs in order to extend the reach of the university, increase student access to educational opportunities, and meet the needs of our community and today’s diverse range of learners. Please visit our Instructional Design Support page for more information.

Faculty Professional Development

The eCampus Quality Instruction Program (eQIP) offers a comprehensive professional development, course improvement, and support program for faculty who teach online and the academic departments who choose to offer online courses. Proposals to participate are encouraged from all Boise State teachers — adjuncts, lecturers, or tenure-track faculty — who are approved by their academic departments and colleges to teach online. In many cases, financial support is available to participants. Complete information about eQIP is available in on this website.

The Instructional Design and Educational Assessment (IDEA Shop)

The IDEA Shop regularly offers workshops for teaching faculty. These include some webcasts and webinars, along with on-campus events.

Additional Resources

LIBRARY SUPPORT

If you’re a current faculty member located outside the Boise metropolitan area and teaching distance courses, this is the place to start when accessing Boise State’s library resources.

  • Distance Studies Library Guide
    Information specifically designed for distance studies.
  • Faculty Help Page
    The faculty help page contains lots of useful resources including information on eReserves for eCampus faculty.
  • Interlibrary Loans
    All Boise State faculty and students have access to resources and materials through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Library Tutorials
    Comprehensive listing of library created tutorials; help faculty and students strengthen their research skills.
  • Streaming media and video collections
    The Library offers several options for streaming media and music in their collections. Select the tab for Videos and Music.
  • Subject Guides
    Good starting place for faculty to link to resources/librarians focused on a specific discipline.

BLACKBOARD SUPPORT

INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS