Resources for New Instructors

Key campus resources for instructors new to teaching at Brown.

Academic Technology

Banner: Brown’s electronic registration system. Students use Banner to search the course catalogue, register for courses and drop them online; class lists are updated as students add and drop classes. Only faculty members can give electronic 'overrides' to register students once the section is full.

Canvas: The electronic course management system used at Brown. You can use Canvas to create a course website where students can access course information and materials, submit assignments, participate in online discussions, take online quizzes, etc. 


Classroom assignments are available online through the Banner electronic registration system (see Banner above) or on the website of the Registrar’s Office.

Course Readings

Book Orders: Books for courses can be ordered through the Brown Bookstore.

Copyright and Fair Use Policy: Learn about Brown's policy for teaching and fair use.

Course Packs: The Copy Center can make course packs available for sale to your students (though some faculty prefer to use local copy shops).

Course Reserves: The library offers both online and physical course reserves.

Accessibility and Accomodations Support for Students

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) coordinates and facilitates services for students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities. You can contact them with questions or concerns:

[email protected]

Teaching Support

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning supports instructors through a wide variety of programs, consulting services, and resources. Programs of particular interest to new instructors include:

The Center also offers free, confidential teaching observations and consultations.