Training and Events


Instructional Technology & Design Services Mission Statement:

The Instructional Technology & Design Services Group (ITDS), a subdivision of the Information Technology Division, is committed to providing services, support, and education to the campus community in order to effectively integrate technology into instructional and administrative operating units. We achieve this mission by offering a wide variety of training opportunities, faculty development programs and initiatives, and instructional design expertise delivered in a manner that is customized in order to facilitate, support, and enhance the scholarship of teaching and learning through the use of technology. Our focus is on adapting emerging and promising technologies to the teaching curriculum and demonstrating best pedagogical uses that will enhance the learning environment. Download a copy of our TT&I Brochure here. Here is a link to a full list of workhops we offer: Training Offerings full list.

Please visit our webpage for access to all ITDS resources.


Empowering Online Teaching and Learning

“Empowering Online Teaching and Learning” is a four-week program intended to provide faculty with an overview of teaching and learning online, applicable for both online and hybrid courses. Facilitated by ITDS’ Instructional Designers, this course will demand approximately 2-4 hours of participation over each of the four weeks. Participation in this program is highly recommended for all faculty members who will be teaching online or hybrid courses for the first time at Montclair State University.

Our next sessions will be offered fully online coming this Fall from 10/16/17 – 11/12/17.

For more information about the Faculty Development Program, visit our EOTL webpage.

Annual Summer Institute

The 2017 Summer Institute for Teaching, Learning and Technology was a great success. Held on June 20th & 21st, this two-day event showcased best practices on how to design effective instructional strategies, facilitate learner-centered interaction and collaboration, and create objective-oriented assessments to enhance teaching and learning outcomes. It also introduced emerging and effective instructional technologies for face-to-face, hybrid and online teaching to enrich the student learning experience.

More than fifteen faculty members shared their teaching strategies and showcased their courses. Stakeholders from existing online programs spoke about their program development, faculty development, course design practices, and much more. In addition, a variety of activities were included such as a student panel discussion, hands-on workshops, and course design and technology consultation sessions. This was an excellent opportunity for learning best pedagogical practices from experienced colleagues. We sincerely thank all attendees and participants for your contributions, and look forward to Summer 2018!

Mark your calendars for future Summer Institutes:

  • June 6 & 7, 2018
  • June 5 & 6, 2019
  • June 10 & 11, 2020

Take a look at the agenda from the 2017 Summer Institute.

Please contact the ITDS Group by email: for further questions.

Here are links to previous Summer Institutes: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009

Technology Training and Development Services

The ITDS Group provides technology training & development services by offering workshops/consultations, supportive documentation/resources, technology toolkits and information regarding upcoming faculty/staff events. To learn more please visit the Technology Training and Development Services Website.

Instructional Design Services

The ITDS Group is committed to providing high-quality instructional design services to support faculty teaching online, hybrid or face-to-face. These services include, but are not limited to, course design assistance, faculty development, pedagogical resources and best practices. To learn more please visit the Instructional Design Services Website.

Guide to Becoming a Successful Online Learner

This web-based resource is designed to help students determine if online learning is right for them, understand what is involved in online learning, and learn tips and strategies on how to succeed in online courses. To learn more please visit the Guide to Becoming a Successful Online Learner Website.

For further assistance, please email