CTL FAQs

CTL Basics

What does the CTL do?

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is dedicated to serving as a catalyst to foster the exploration of teaching and learning opportunities at Baruch College and facilitates the development and adaptation of various teaching and learning models, including hybrid/online delivery modes. For more information, visit our About page.

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Where is the CTL?

The Center for Teaching and Learning is located in the Newman Library building (151 East 25th Street) within the Subotnick Financial Center. Take a look at this map.

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When is the CTL open? Can I stop by?

The CTL is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm. Consultations are typically scheduled by appointment. However, feel free to stop by to schedule an appointment or ask a quick question!

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How do I get help with planning my hybrid course?

Visit the Hybrid Course Planning page for more information about course planning consultations and common questions for faculty members teaching a hybrid course for the first time.

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Does the CTL only work with faculty who teach hybrid/online courses?

No. The CTL focuses on facilitating the development and adaptation of various teaching and learning models. The CTL staff work with faculty to explore new teaching methods and provide feedback on assignments, syllabi and other course materials for courses utilizing any mode of instruction (not just hybrid courses).

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Educational Technology

The CTL assists faculty and students with various projects. Common requests are below. Click the request to learn who to contact for support.

I want to…

...make a website (for my class).

Blogs@Baruch is an online publishing and academic networking platform for the Baruch College community. Any member of the Baruch community can create websites on Blogs@Baruch. It is used for course websites, student journals and publications, curriculum development, administrative communication, faculty development, and departmental, professional, and personal websites. The CTL provides one-on-one consultations to help users create and manage websites. For more information, visit Blogs@Baruch.

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...create a video or lecture to use in my classes

The CTL schedules one-on-one consultations to provide technical and pedagogical support to faculty who would like to produce and upload videos. We can make tool recommendations and can work with BCTC to make these tools available to faculty. For more information, contact Tamara Gubernat.

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...record my students (or myself) giving a presentation and give feedback.

Baruch College’s Video Oral Communication Assessment Tool (VOCAT) is a platform for sharing multi-media content among participants of a course. Professors and students and can upload video, audio, and image content with features that allow annotation, peer feedback, and a rubric generator. To learn more about VOCAT or to schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn more about using VOCAT, contact Craig Stone.

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...learn how to make my Blackboard site better.

The schedule for Blackboard training sessions is available here on the BCTC website. For additional information about navigating Blackboard, contact Instructional Designer, Kevin Wolff, through the Help Desk at (646) 312-1010 or through email at kevin.wolff@baruch.cuny.edu.

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