Online Faculty Commons Community of Practice

The Online Faculty Commons Community of Practice, also known as the “Faculty Commons” is an organization in Blackboard for all faculty. The Faculty Commons includes a variety of online resources and best practices for teaching provided by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Instructional Technology Training and Development (ITTD), and the Extended Campus.  

The Faculty Commons provides resources for lesson planning, continuity guidance, distance education, instructional design, and technology integration. The Faculty Commons also provides links to technology resources for collaboration, testing, video creation, and more. Faculty can also use the commons to interact with Digital Faculty Fellows, and participate in weekly Online Check-Ins. 

Faculty may access the Faculty Commons in Blackboard. Faculty can self-enroll or contact ITTD at or