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Teaching & Technology Center

The Teaching & Technology Center (TTC) supports faculty in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning at Bridgewater State University. Training and support are available to assist faculty with educational technology in face-to-face, hybrid- and fully-online coursework. The TTC supports BSU's Blackboard learning management system and provides training opportunities, both in-person and online, for Blackboard and many other educational technology solutions.

Reach us by phone at 508.531.2634, via email at ttc@bridgew.edu, or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of the Moakley Center, Room 200, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  We have several lab computers (PC and Mac) and scanners available for faculty to use with TTC support on-hand to assist as needed.  Our two Teaching & Technology Faculty Fellows​ are also available for consultations by appointment.

Teaching and Technology Center staff picture

Matt Cobb, Amanda Zuromski, Tim Wenson, Jessica Schriefer, Eric LePage, Reid Kimball

In support of our mission, the TTC has 5 primary objectives:

  • Provide educational technology support for faculty teaching face-to-face, hybrid online, and fully online courses
  • Provide educational technology professional development for faculty teaching face-to-face, hybrid online, and fully online courses
  • Collaborate with regional partners on educational technology projects and professional development opportunities for faculty
  • Provide educational technology consultation services to faculty
  • Research and promote emergent educational technologies

The TTC maintains a public list of educational technology Goals and Objectives for the current fiscal year.

Consultation and Training Services

The TTC offers one-on-one consultations and training services on the following applications and technologies.  Contact us at ttc@bridgew.edu to set up an appointment today.

  • Blackboard, including ...
    • ​Introduction to Blackboard
    • Blackboard Next Steps
    • Atomic Learning video training for students
    • Course site design best practices
    • Discussion forum management
    • Embedding YouTube videos
    • Grade Center management
    • Rubrics for assessing student work
    • SafeAssign anti-plagiarism checker
    • Student Retention Center
    • And more ...
  • ​Flipping the Classroom, including …
    • ​Using the One Button Studio for recording presentations
    • Creating and embedding audio podcasts with SoundCloud
    • Creating lecture capture videos using Screencast-o-matic
    • Video editing support (with Final Cut Pro); we can work with you to help produce your video projects
    • And more …
  • ​Online Teaching Strategies and Tools, including …
    • ​Creating Accessible documents
    • Course design strategies
    • Digital syllabus design
    • Fostering your online course community
    • Adopting Open Education Resources
    • Student engagement and success strategies
    • Web-conferencing with Adobe Connect or Skype for Business
    • And more …
  • Edu-Gaming, including …
    • Jeopardy and Family Feud games in your classes for exam prep
    • Twine for Interactive Fiction simulations and creative writing assignments
    • Kahoot for interactive trivia games
    • Virtual Reality lessons with Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions
  • Classroom Technologies, including …
    • ​Chromebooks
    • Cloud PC virtual desktop for accessing BSU lab applications from anywhere
    • iPad iOS
    • Poll Everywhere for live polling of students using their phones, tablets, and laptops
    • Slideshow Design best practices
    • Wireless projection of your laptops and tablets
    • And more …
  • ​Social Media for teaching & learning, including …
    • ​Facebook for class discussions
    • Twitter for news sharing and connecting with experts in your field
    • Pinterest for resource sharing
    • WordPress for class blogs
  • Office 365 apps for teaching and learning
    • Yammer for online discussions and peer learning communities
    • Sway for digital storytelling and presentation design​
  • We’re also glad to discuss other third party EdTech applications​ ...

Fully Supported Applications

The TTC provides full support on the following systems and applications:

  • ​Adobe Connect – web-conferencing system
  • Blackboard – learning management system
  • Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2013 – online and desktop office suites for course content creation (i.e. PowerPoint slideshows, Word document syllabi, Excel grading spreadsheets)
This page is maintained by the Teaching & Technology Center. Send comments and suggestions to ttc@bridgew.edu​. Last reviewed 08/11/17.​
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Teaching & Technology Center
Moakley Center, Room 200
100 Burrill Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02325
​Tel: 508.531.2634
Email: ttc@bridgew.edu​


Faculty, contact the IT Support HelpDesk for computer hardware, operating system, application installation, BSU account, and classroom audio/video support:

508.531.2555
itsupport@bridgew.edu