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Teaching/Learning Center

Lunchtime Nest Support

Drop-in any Tuesday or Thursday from 11-12pm via Zoom ( for help with the Nest.
Each month is a different theme, but you can drop-in anytime with any Nest question.

1:1 Training/Support

The TLC provides both on-campus and remote support. Support primarily encompasses scheduled 1:1 appointments, zoom drop-in hours, on-campus walk-ins, and email queries (

Curricular Innovation Grants

Curricular Innovation grants are available to BFA/MFA Faculty year-round from the Teaching/Learning Center to support research in exploring eLearning and/or emerging best practices/methodologies in teaching. The following opportunities are part of this grant program.

1. Curricular Innovation Series

The Curricular Innovation Series is a sequence of workshop offerings. Topics will be announced continuously through the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Examples include: creating online learning environments, understanding learning and motivation, integrating universal design for learning (UDL) principles into course instruction, classroom assessment, and many more.

Each workshop in the Curricular Innovation Series is 1 hour with an additional 1-hr online post-workshop activity and will be offered in the HyFlex modality so participants can choose to attend online or on-campus synchronously. 

2. Bricks, Clicks, and Learning (B+C)

A 6-week  online asynchronous pedagogy course designed for Otis College BFA/MFA faculty.

"Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" whether in a traditional and/or virtual classroom has evolved to include many diverse practices and methodologies. This course will introduce you to new and emerging pedagogies. Many theories and tools presented and discussed in this course are not discipline-specific and can be applied in any instructional environment.

3. HyFlex Training

A 3-hour interactive training session to prepare interested faculty to teach in the HyFlex modality. A HyFlex course allows students to choose how they want to attend weekly. Students choose either to attend: on-campus synchronously, online synchronously (Zoom), or online asynchronously (remote/independent).

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