Teaching Resources

On this page, you’ll find a comprehensive list of teaching and educational resources for Boston University faculty.

Dates and Deadlines

Academic Calendar. Calendars for University Vacations and Class Days, as well as LAW, SDM, SPH, and SSW calendars. More information can be found on the Official Academic Calendar.

Technology Resources

Blackboard Learn. Blackboard Learn is the current edition of Boston University’s Blackboard service, utilized by faculty and students.

Assessment Systems. Boston University offers scanning and scoring of tests, course evaluations and surveys, as well as data collection and professional forms design. Learn more about your options and costs.

iTunes U Library. Boston University provides a selection of downloadable media. Use the interface to search, download, and play BU media through iTunes.

E-Portfolio. E-Portfolio is a comprehensive tool to easily create online portfolios of student, faculty, and staff work for sharing, assessment, and archiving.

IS&T Teaching Services. IS&T provides a number of Teaching and Learning Technology Services. Learn more about what IS&T can do for you online and in the classroom.

Council on Educational Technology and Learning Innovation. The Council on Educational Technology and Learning Innovation (CETLI) is a council dedicated to discussing the role of technology in education both on campus and online. Click through for news, information on members and meetings, and resources for faculty.

Digital Learning Initiative. The Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) strives to modernize education by providing Boston University with digital platforms for higher education. The DLI serves as BU’s liason with edX, which acts as a digital classroom platform for online classes.

Educational Resources

Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching. The Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching (CEIT) provides resources for the support of exemplary teaching and the continuing development of Boston University Faculty. CEIT has compiled a list of Teaching Resources for use by Boston University faculty.

BU Library. The BU Library is comprised of 12 main libraries, many small department libraries, and vast online databases and resources. Faculty can request Library Reserves for their courses.


BU Research. Boston University is a forerunner in academic research. Learn more about current research, funding opportunities, and policies. Take a look a the 2013 Research Magazine for articles about this year’s most exciting research.