Connect with Us

Teaching Guides & Resources

Email the Center for Teaching & Learning at ctl@bu.edu or sign up for a consultation.

Technology Support

Connect with the Educational Technology team with questions or schedule a consultation: askedtech@bu.edu.

Pilot Project Exploration & Funding

Interested in exploring a bold new idea in digital education? Email us at shipdli@bu.edu or sign up for a consultation.

Learning Design & Multimedia Production Support

Connect with a learning designer or multimedia specialist. Email us at shipdli@bu.edu or sign up for a consultation.

Technology Training & Workshops

Visit BU TechWeb for training information.


DL&I Learning Communities

Digital Learning & Innovation is committed to building learning communities and creating gathering places for Boston University leadership, faculty, and staff technology users to share ideas, meet and connect with colleagues, and discuss platforms designed to improve students’ learning experiences. All of our communities of practice meet via Zoom or in-person and are supported by Educational Technology and Center for Teaching & Learning staff.

BU Faculty - Teaching with Technology Community

The Teaching with Technology Community is a network of BU faculty that share ideas, learn new approaches to teaching with digital technologies, and discuss ways in which technology tools can benefit students’ learning. Learn More.

BU Faculty - Blackboard Buddy Program

Do you need Blackboard support? Connect with DL&I's Blackboard Buddy Program. Utilizing the “buddy system” approach, BU faculty are paired with an educational technologist who will support them throughout the duration of the identified course. Learn more.

BU Faculty & Staff - AR/VR Community

The AR/VR faculty and staff community group, co-hosted by Educational Technology and the Center for Teaching & Learning, is designed to explore the purposeful use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR) technologies at BU and beyond. Learn more.

Adobe Catalyst Program

For Faculty: The Center for Teaching & Learning Adobe Catalyst Program, with the support of Digital Learning & Innovation, brings faculty together for collaboration, partnership and learning as a community. Throughout the process, faculty work on brainstorming, developing class materials, and learning the Adobe Creative Cloud tools by going through the experience of creating digital projects of their own. Learn more.

EdTech Collective [Staff]

Digital Learning & Innovation’s Educational Technology Collective creates a space for BU staff supporting educational technologies and tools to come together and share their knowledge and ideas. Learn more.


Events & Lectures

Lightning Talks Spring 2022

Digital Learning & Innovation & Center for Teaching & Learning

The Teaching & Learning Lightning Talks series is a reflection and learning forum where Boston University faculty, staff, and students identify areas of challenge and opportunity and share strategies for engaging educational experiences in the in-person learning environment. The speaker series, co-hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation and the Center for Teaching & Learning, is open to faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

Access the Lightning Talks Video Resource Library here.

Save the Date:

Faculty Forum 2022 | Reimagining Community on the Residential Campus

Digital Learning & Innovation & Center for Teaching & Learning

May 16, 2022

Learning happens in community – that’s the lesson we’ve learned over the past several years, through research and experience. This year’s Faculty Forum gives us the opportunity to open up the concept of community in residential education: How does a sense of belonging and community impact student engagement and learning? What role does technology play in facilitating and strengthening learning communities on campus? How do peer partnerships as well as faculty-to-student partnerships bolster student community? How does inclusive teaching foster community? We’ll be exploring these questions and more at the Faculty Forum on May 16, 2022.

Questions: Email digital@bu.edu.


DL&I Monthly Newsletter

The DL&I newsletter is deployed monthly to BU faculty, staff, and graduate student instructors and offers a wealth of Digital Learning & Innovation news and information including:

  • Thought-leadership posts
  • Q&A features
  • Events & lecture information
  • Training & workshop listings
  • Watch lists, reading lists, and more
  • Event roundups
  • Calls for proposals & information sessions
  • Digital education news around BU

No subscription is required for Boston University leadership, faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff.

DL&I News

Stay Informed: Visit bu.edu/dli for weekly updates and DL&I news and information.

Interested in contributing a blog post to DL&I News? Email digital@bu.edu.