Center Resource Repository

The Center Resource Repository provides faculty members the opportunity to learn more about best practices in teaching. The resources are divided into categories that align with Franklin’s teaching evaluation instruments and serve as a way to promote critical self-reflection and just-in-time teaching advancement opportunities to meet development needs as they arise.

You can search these categories by subcategory or look for a specific resource by using the search feature on the right hand side of this page.

8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online (video)

This video shares 8 lessons learned to improve your online course (4:11 minutes). 

A Memo to My Students as the New Semester Begins

Sample memo used to encourage active student participation in their upcoming learning experience

A Simple Trick for Getting Students to Ask Questions in Class

This Faculty Focus article provides a way to use index cards to encourage students to ask questions.

Active Learning: Learning Partners

Promote Active Learning by asking learners to pair

Active Learning: Using Games to Engage Students

This provides information on who to contact to get started with creating a game.

Adobe Connect Learn & Support

This website provides tutorials and user guides for Adobe Connect.

Audio and Video Feedback in BlueQuill

This information sheet provides instructions for how to use audio and video feedback in the BlueQuill Hub.

BlueQuill HELP Topics

This provides information about how to get HELP with BlueQuill, our Learning Management System, as well as a listing of I

BlueQuill: Subscribe to the BlueQuill channel on YouTube

Link to the BlueQuill channel on YouTube where you can subscribe to be notified of BlueQuill updates

BlueQuill: Add objects to the Repository

Instructions on how to add an object to the Repository 

BlueQuill: Copy a rubric from one object to another

How to save time by copying a rubric from one object to another 

BlueQuill: Copying from one object to another using SOURCE CODE (Urbana)

Instructions on how to copy the contents of one object to another by copying the Source Code

BlueQuill: Create a Quiz

Instructions showing how to create a quiz using the Assess tool

BlueQuill: Create a Rubric

Instructions on how to create a rubric within an assignment object

BlueQuill: Entering Grades into the GradeGrid (Urbana)

Step by step explanation of entering grades in BlueQuill GradeGrid

BlueQuill: Export as Template (Urbana)

These instructions explain how to use the Export as Template feature of BlueQuill.

BlueQuill: Faculty Training Overview

Outline of BlueQuill terms, tools, and editing features