Key campus resources for instructors new to teaching at Brown.
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.
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:
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:
- Orientations to Teaching at Brown for New Faculty & New TAs
- A certificate program on fundamental teaching and assessment strategies
- Workshops on topics such as inclusive teaching, teaching reading and writing, and teaching research skills
- Online resources on teaching and learning, such as creating a Brown University syllabus
The Center also offers free, confidential teaching observations and consultations.