Faculty Resources for Teaching

Whether face-to-face or online, Ball State is committed to providing excellence in teaching and learning. Below you will find resources dedicated to quality teaching, as well as ways to support pedagogy with technology. In partnership with each other and our students, we will continue to fly.

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Creating Space and Connections with Discussion Board Roles in Canvas

When a few students take on all the “heavy lifting” in your online discussion boards, it doesn’t feel equitable. Learn how to facilitate equitable, meaningful d …

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What We Can Learn from the Learning Styles Myth

Learning styles are a myth – the research is conclusive. What can we take away from this myth, though? What, if anything, can be salvaged from learning styles t …

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Less Worry, More Learning: How Ungrading Has Changed My Student Experience

Read about how ungrading in a graduate class changed the author’s experience and helped them center their own reasons for taking the course. The Teaching …

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Ball State Online

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Includes more than 100 online undergraduate and graduate programs

Ball State Dual Credit

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A way for high school students to earn Ball State and high school credit

Office of State Authorizations

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Meeting state regulatory requirements for distance programs

Our Mission

To serve Ball State students, faculty and staff by pursuing, developing, and implementing best practices in teaching, learning, and student support services. We do this through an adaptive culture of rigorous assessment and evaluation of techniques and approaches that benefit Ball State students both near and far.

Our Vision

To establish an institute of good practice that faculty will find useful, formidable, and essential to their aspirations of excellence in teaching. Students will look to us as advocates for their learning process. We will accept the challenge of helping to promote and embody the highest quality in educational experiences, no matter the technology and barriers, toward pride in the Ball State brand and a commitment to lifelong learning.

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Division of Online and Strategic Learning

Main Office: Letterman Building, Room 131
Muncie, IN 47306

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday

Main Office: 765-285-1581
Faculty Support: 765-285-1763