Training | NYU Tandon School of Engineering


Pedagogy • Methodology • Technology

FITL offers training workshops for faculty and staff on academic technology in use at the School of Engineering. Workshops typically last 45 to 90 minutes and are offered onsite, online, or hybrid. 


Learning Management System

NYU Brightspace Instructor Training Sessions

In this four-part series of hands-on training workshops, faculty and staff will receive an in-depth orientation of the various digital tools that can facilitate student engagement with course content, assessment, and collaboration in NYU’s new learning management system (LMS).

[Part 1] Maintaining Communication

This workshop will provide faculty and staff with a comprehensive orientation of NYU Brightspace. 

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Navigate the system
  • Adjust profile settings and notifications
  • Access the practice course site
  • Post course-wide announcements
  • Display course events
  • Compose individualized messages with the internal mail system

[Part 2] Sharing Content 

This workshop will demonstrate how to use tools for creating, structuring and sharing content with students as well as strategies for effective implementation.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Upload a syllabus
  • Import a course files
  • Structure content
  • Restrict visibility of content

[Part 3] Assessing Comprehension Content 

This workshop will demonstrate how to use tools for assessing student comprehension as well as best practices for effective implementation.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create, manage, and grade assignments
  • Build a basic quiz with common types of quiz questions
  • Explore the setup wizard to create a robust gradebook

[Part 4] Fostering Collaboration

This workshop will demonstrate how to use tools for fostering student collaboration as well as best practices for effective implementation.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create, manage and grade group assignments
  • Create a discussion structure
  • Evaluate and connect a discussion to the gradebook
  • Organize students into groups

Throughout the workshops, faculty and staff will participate in individual learning activities to explore, practice and apply newly acquired knowledge and skills. Additionally, attendees will be provided with the opportunity demonstrate their progress, share ideas and ask questions about effective ways to using tools for sharing content on the platform.

Building Your Course Site

Developing your course site can extend the classroom to facilitate further student engagement, communication, and assessment.

This discussion-based workshop examines different teaching styles, and introduces strategies for customizing a completely online course or as a supplement to a face-to-face course. Discussion will include current research and best practices for effective implementation of the LMS.

  • Implement communication tools
  • Structure content 
  • Foster collaboration
  • Assess comprehension

Collaborative Learning in a Digital Space

Think, Pair, Share! Collaborative learning can help students construct knowledge, deepen understanding, foster higher-ordered thinking and develop communication skills. Web-enabled technologies provide instructors and students with platforms to easily connect, communicate, and collaborate with each other. This workshop examines various tools and activities that instructors can implement to actively engage students in the learning process while assessing comprehension.

Remote Assessment Q&A for Faculty

Have questions on getting with started and delivering remote assessments? Take advantage of this question and answer session to discuss available tools and strategies for adopting remote assessment practices.

Effective Course Site Design

With recent shifts from in-person to remote learning, the landscape of traditional learning environments has propelled innovative ways to deliver instruction and support student learning in an online learning environment. This workshop will examines different instructional approaches and strategies for developing and customizing your course site to enhance instruction and learning.

NYU Brightspace Essentials for Course Assistants

This workshop is available upon request by an instructor and/or department with a large population of course assistants. All course assistants may attend other available FITL workshops. 

The workshop provides the essential tools for course assistants who are starting out with NYU Brightspace, including:

  • Posting content
  • Creating and grading assignments
  • Using the gradebook
  • Turnitin plagiarism checker

Classroom Technologies

Using SRS for Remote Instruction

This workshop explores how the Student Response System (SRS) classroom technology can bring live polling and interactive audience participation to create an active remotelearning environment while assessing student learning and informing instruction. 

This interactive workshop examines various teaching strategies and methods to increase attendance, engagement, and learning. 

Workshop topics include:

  • Designing and creating interactivity
  • Connecting learning objectives 
  • Adaptable and responsive pedagogical practices
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Gamification and competitive exercises to challenge and motivate students
  • Best practices for implementation 

FITL offers a self-paced online training module for instructors interested in learning to use the Student Response System. Please contact to access the online training site.

Web Conferencing for Classes and Events

This workshop will introduce users to the web conferencing and virtual classroom solutions available at NYU, whether you will be conducting webinars, holding online office hours or classes, or just meeting online synchronously.

Multimedia Technologies

Media Creation for Remote Learning

This workshop examines effective practices for developing and implementing instructor created videos to maximize student engagement and promote active learning while delivering content. Topics will include:

  • Video creation tools
  • Structuring video content
  • Implementing interactivity
  • Measuring understanding

Please see our list of offerings and descriptions below. If you are interested in a topic not listed here, you can Request a Workshop.