Getting Ready to Teach at Humber

Welcome to Humber College. We’re delighted that you’ve chosen to join our community as a faculty member.

The Innovative Learning team is dedicated to supporting your success as a post-secondary educator.

The Getting Ready to Teach at Humber resource includes information that will help you get started as a new teaching faculty member. We’ve created these teaching and learning resources to serve as a convenient and valuable reference point for you to use throughout the semester.

Need help? Follow the Get Support tab on our website to contact our IL Support Centre for support with Blackboard as well as requests for guidance in your teaching practice. We have a team of educational developers, instructional developers, assessment specialists, learning technology advisors and educational technology experts who can connect you with resources, technical support and options for professional development.

To keep yourself up to date about Innovative Learning’s resources, monthly Blackboard updates, training opportunities, and exciting events, bookmark our website and keep an eye on Communique (Humber’s newsletter, delivered daily to your Humber inbox).

Wishing you an incredibly successful and rewarding semester.

Getting to Know Your Learners

The need for inclusion and feeling like you belong to a group is a primary neurological need. Begin the semester by establishing a community of learners with a focus on engagement. Use this guide to understand who your learners are and their needs and expectations.

Lesson Planning Guide

A well-designed lesson plan ensures that learning outcomes are clearly defined, activities are engaging and interactive, and assessments accurately measure learner progress. In this guide, we will explore the key steps to creating meaningful lesson plans that connect with learners’ prior knowledge, incorporate pre-assessment, and promote active learning.

Blackboard Ultra

Blackboard Ultra is the Learning Management System at Humber for delivering course content and sharing course information. Its simple and accessible design makes it intuitive for faculty to build course content, communicate with students, administer course assessments, and manage student grades. The Blackboard Resources and Help Guide for Faculty provides tips on how to set up course content in Blackboard and contains key considerations when building and delivering course content.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is Humber’s official videoconferencing tool for online class sessions. Designed with robust features for real-time collaboration, it provides faculty with a platform to engage and interact with students in the virtual classroom while keeping accessibility at the forefront of their teaching. The Using Microsoft Teams to Teach Guide contains useful resources for faculty on how to leverage MS Teams to optimize the online learning space.