Teaching & Learning

There are a variety of teaching and learning resources available to faculty at Metropolitan College.

Teaching Credit Courses to Adults

Metropolitan College Associate Professor Eric Braude has authored Teaching Credit Courses to Adults: Opinions and Notes with an Emphasis on Computer Science. This document is a useful resource for any instructor faced with the unique nuances of teaching adult students, though there is emphasis on teaching computer science. Download the PDF:

Teaching Credit Courses to Adults

Student Communication Skills

One of our duties as educators is to develop and nurture our students’ English knowledge and skills, while ensuring their mastery of professional terminology.

The following PDF outlines Metropolitan College standards on written or spoken communication abilities for native speakers of English and international students. The document also details resources available to help students improve their skills to meet the minimum standard of written and oral communication consistent with the professional standards in the field.

Communication Skill-Building Sources for Students

IT Support Services

Information Technology support services available to faculty include: MET IT Services, which offers support to users of Metropolitan College & Extended Education computers and software; and BU Information Technology, which supports computing services University-wide. Follow the links to learn more.

Learning Management Systems

Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn is a courseware program supported by Boston University to help faculty manage their classes. Instructors are highly encouraged to use the new Blackboard Learn system.

You must have a Kerberos password to create and access courseware sites.

Please Note: The Blackboard 8 system is being retired Fall 2013. To copy a  Blackboard 8 site to Blackboard Learn, click on “Copy a Site” on the Blackboard OneHelp Ticket page.

Library

Boston University has many library resources available to all members of the BU community. Below are some of the frequently used links. Please note that there are numerous resources available on the main website and at each library.

BU Library Homepage
Reserve Desk
Reference Support
Interlibrary Loan and Virtual Catalog
Research Guides by Subject

BU Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching

Boston University’s Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching is a University-wide resource and forum dedicated to the promotion of excellence in teaching. There are many discussions, tools, and sources of information on this page and it is recommended that Metropolitan College faculty become acquainted with the center.