New Online Faculty Orientation 

Whether you are new to online teaching or simply new to North Carolina A&T State University, this orientation program will connect all online faculty members with key online faculty support administrators. The orientation defines institutional expectations for online teaching and introduces faculty to university resources. Faculty also learn about instructional principles and practices, and receive instructional technology video training and resources to help deliver effective online instruction. 

The orientation is organized into three modules and a final reflection activity:  

  • Module 1: N.C. A&T Overview and Online Pedagogy 
  • Module 2: Introduction to Blackboard Learn 
  • Module 3: Practical Aspects of Teaching Online at A&T 
  • Final Reflection Activity and Monthly Chat 

All distance education faculty are automatically enrolled in the New Online Faculty Orientation. Faculty may also self-enroll. The orientation can be accessed from the “My Organizations” module on the Blackboard home page. 

For information about the New Online Faculty Orientation and the Distance Education Faculty Development Certificate, contact Gwen Godard ( or 336-285-3810).