Design, Technology, and Pedagogy

Reimagine Course Design


DFI instructional designers are trusted thought and design partners for faculty and help to bring imaginative course designs to life. Check out these stories to learn how we collaborate and find inspiration for reimagining your course.

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Building Community in a Remote Classroom

Early childhood education professor Haeny Yoon applies principles such as “joy” and “play” to her online teaching

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Statues with Limitations: Detra Price-Dennis

Detra Price-Dennis won’t pretend otherwise: She and her TC students were devastated when the COVID pandemic forced them to work remotely.

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Ready for Prime Time

How TC faculty members are taking online teaching to the next level

Course Design Support

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Canvas Course Development Support

Our Instructional Support Associates can help you with any Canvas needs including setting up learning content and activities, enhancing the look and feel with TC course template, integrating tools to enhance engagement, and so much more.

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Pedagogical Innovation Fellows Program

The Pedagogical Innovation Fellows Program recruits a new cohort of fellows each year to collaborate with DFI to redesign an aspect of a course through the thoughtful integration and design of digital media and technologies. The program aims to support faculty to explore new uses of digital technologies, tools, platforms, and practices in their pedagogies.

Teaching & Learning Technology

Teachers College regularly reviews digital tools used for teaching and learning. Products are checked to ensure they meet TC’s standards for security, privacy, accessibility, and other College requirements.

There are a wide range of technologies that are licensed and supported by the College. Other products only partially meet TC standards, are not currently funded, or are not supported by the College.

New Instructional Software Trials

Looking to try a new technology in your class? Pilot programs are run for some products while they go through the TC review process. For software that is being piloted, DFI provides faculty with limited technological and financial support.

Faculty members interested in being part of pilot programs for these tools should contact DFI. DFI will assist instructors to pilot new instructional software, never used at TC before. After reviewing the list of supported software, instructors can suggest new software by submitting a request.

Hybrid Teaching


Classroom Tour

A recording of our 24-minute webinar about the technology available for hybrid teaching in the different types of classrooms at TC.

Classroom Technology

Classrooms are categorized into four different types of rooms. Below are additional resources to help you learn more about each classroom type (the four cards we have up there for each room type).

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Type A Classrooms

  • GD 273a
  • GD 273b
  • GD 277
  • GD 279
  • GD 281
  • GD 285
  • GD 361
  • GD 363
  • GD 369
  • HM 438
  • ZB 418
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Type B Classrooms

  • GD 359
  • GD 362
  • GD 365
  • GD 234
 
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Type C Classrooms

  • GD 179
  • GD 457
  • HM 138
  • HM 140
  • HM 142
  • HM 144
  • HM 146
  • HM 148
  • HM 150
  • HM 152
  • HM 332
  • TH 136

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Type D Classrooms

  • GD 449
  • GD 452
  • GD 461
  • GD 535
  • GD 537
  • GD 539
  • GD 541
  • GD 543
  • GD 545
  • GD 547
  • HM 50
  • HM 424
  • HM 431
  • HM 432
  • HM 433
  • MY 130
  • MY 261
  • MY 262
  • MY 345c
  • MY 345b
  • MY 347a
  • TH 227
  • TH 229
  • TH 323a
  • TH 422
  • 528 West 121st St., Room 533
  • ZB 109
  • ZB 406
  • ZB 408
  • ZB 414

Promoting an Inclusive Hybrid Classroom

Hybrid learning settings add additional challenges to students’ educational and personal experiences. It is important to acknowledge inclusivity and accessibility in the hybrid learning environment to ensure all students can equitably access, use, and understand the content.


Check out TC’s Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) list of adjustments you can make to your course content to make it accessible to more students. 

Support for Hybrid Teaching

Media Services Request

Media Services can come and assist you with getting started at the beginning of each class session. Complete a request early to make sure you are on their schedule by filling out a Media Services request form.

Hybrid Pedagogy Consultation

We can provide consultation and support to help you with specific digital instructional needs in instructional video creation training, technology integration, brainstorming digital pedagogy, etc. If you would like any additional assistance please open a ticket with DFI so that we can help.

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