Instructional Design Newsletter – November 2014

Instructional Design Newsletter
2014 November

2014 November | Instructional Design Newsletter (pdf)

Online Learning Workshop Series

Online Course Development at the TLTCThis series steps participants through the major elements of the online course development process while highlighting tools and best practices. In addition, the new Quality Matters rubric and its implementation will be discussed. This series is perfect for anyone interested in planning to develop an online course or those currently teaching an online course. Come to one or more workshops and leave with new ideas.

Microsoft DreamSpark

Microsoft DreamSparkDreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. With Seton Hall University’s institutional account, the University community has access to an entire library of Microsoft software and applications free of charge.

Among the packages that you have access to are: Microsoft Project, Visual Studio, Access, Virtual PC for Mac, and AutoRoute, among others.

Log in with your PirateNet credentials and choose the program that you want to download. Each item has a description, system and eligibility requirements for easy reference.

Tech Bytes – Students | Faculty

tech_emailThe Tech Bytes series is comprised of hands-on sessions, focusing on increasing your productivity. Faculty Tech Bytes sessions run each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Student Tech Bytes sessions run each Wednesday afternoon. All sessions are held in the TLTC. Stop by for 15 minutes, or stay for the entire session.



Workshops and Special Events

Session descriptions and registration links available at:

Assessment Strategies
Wednesday, Nov. 5 @ 10:00 AM

Facilitating Your Online Course
Wednesday, Nov. 12 @ 10:00 AM
Blackboard Collaborate
Tech Bytes – Faculty
Monday, Nov. 3 @ 2:00 PM

The Blackboard Grade Center
Tech Bytes – Faculty Tuesday, Nov. 4 @ 12:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 6 @ 10:00 AM
Monday, Nov. 10 @ 2:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov. 25 @ 12:00 PM

Blackboard Discussion Board
Tech Bytes – Faculty Tuesday, Nov. 11 @ 12:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 13 @ 10:00 AM
Monday, Nov. 17 @ 2:00 PM

Blackboard Inline Grading
Tech Bytes – Faculty Tuesday, Nov. 18 @ 12:00 PM
Thursday, Nov. 20 @ 10:00 AM
Monday, Nov. 24 @ 2:00 PM

Online Image Editing
Tech Bytes – Student Wednesday, Nov. 5 @ 3:00 PM

Excel Tips & Tricks
Tech Bytes – Students Wednesday, Nov. 12 @ 3:00 PM

Citation Management
Tech Bytes – Students Wednesday, Nov. 19 @ 3:00 PM

Marketing Your Organization with Print Media
Monday, Nov. 10 @ 12:00 PM

Leveraging the Power of Social Media
Wednesday, Nov. 12 @ 12:00 PM

WordPress 201
Thursday, Nov. 13 @ 12:00 PM




Instructional Design Team


Danielle Mirliss, Ed.D.
Associate Director, TLT Center
(973) 313-6021
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Renee M. Cicchino, M.A.
Senior Instructional Designer
(973) 313-6249
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  • Online Course Development Project Manager
  • Special Projects
  • School of Diplomacy
  • University Library


Amy Phillips, M.Ed.
Learning Systems Manager
(973) 275-2933
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  • Blackboard Support


Bill Otskey
Computer Training Services, Manager
(973) 275-2161


Shayle Adrian, M.S., M.Ed. 
Instructional Designer
(973) 313-6189
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  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
  • Department of Communication & The Arts
  • School of Health & Medical Sciences


Veronica Armour, M.A.T.
Instructional Designer
(973) 275-2930
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  • College of Education & Human Services
  • Department of English
  • Freshman Studies
  • Department of Criminal Justice
  • Language, Literature & Culture


Heidi Trotta, M.A., Ed.M.
Instructional Designer
(973) 275-2882
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  • College of Nursing
  • Department of Political Science & Public Affairs
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • School of Theology
  • Department of Religion


Riad Twal, M.A, M.S., Ed.S.
Instructional Designer
(973) 313-6043
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  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Math & Computer Science
  • Stillman School of Business