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New Faculty Resources

Welcome, New Faculty!

Every semester Marist College welcomes new faculty to the campus. Additionally, this year we face also the challenges of Covid. To help new faculty to get started quickly, you will find resources on this page to help build your iLearn course shell and tool help guides to prepare for your time using the Sakai Learning Management System. You will also find information on using Zoom, teaching remotely, and in the classroom. 

We recommend you follow these steps to get started in a digital learning environment:

  1. Build your iLearn course shell and import available course content
  2. Edit and create new content
  3. Communication with your students is key.
  4. Schedule Zoom sessions (if applicable)

iLearn Tools:

From remote or face-to-face, below is a list of tools that are available to help you to start building your iLearn course site. A full list of the tools may be found in the Instructor Resources.

iLearn Quick Start Guides


An image of the zoom logo.

Marist College has added an additional web conferencing platform: Zoom.  This platform allows you to video conference with your colleagues, students, and faculty while also available for your use from your iLearn course site. 

Using your Marist account and password will allow you to generate a link that you can share with participants can then follow the web link to join in on a live conversation.

First Time Zoom User at Marist

If you are using Zoom for the first-time, new Zoom users should 

2. Click “sign in”
3. Use your Marist credentials to log-in
4. You are then able to schedule a meeting, join a meeting, or host a meeting.
More information on using Zoom is available here:


Brightspace Training and Workshops

Digital Education staff will be on hand to help you navigate Brightspace and answer any of your questions. Workshops will be available throughout the summer, and open lab time will continue to be offered for one-on-one support. Currently, you can sign up for one-on-one support through the link below. 

If you are interested in an evening session, a one-on-one session, or a one-on-one video conferencing session, please give Digital Education a call at (845)-575-3572 to schedule the training session.

Media Center: Teaching from The Classroom 

This video explains the classroom technology best practices.

Teaching Remotely from Home

Browse this content to see the best practices for teaching remotely.