Open Teaching Week 2022 – Schedule of Events

March 28 – April 3

March 28 – April 3

Open Classrooms

Sign up to visit a colleague’s classroom.

March 28
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Access & Equity with No-cost Course Materials

Are you looking for alternative ways to support student access to course materials? Learn about open educational resources (OER) and other no-cost materials as an alternative to relying on commercial textbooks that our students may not be able to afford and/or access. Hear from faculty about how adopting OER has transformed their teaching. Part of Open Teaching Week.

March 29
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Students Creating Knowledge in the Open

Building on the open educational resources (OER) movement, open pedagogy engages students as knowledge creators, often in open, public venues. Assignments move from “disposable assignments” with an audience of one, the instructor, to meaningful assignments with a broader audience. Students may edit Wikipedia articles, write for public blogs or on Twitter, or create and contribute to OER. Join us for a lively conversation with faculty from BMCC who are engaged in open pedagogy projects with their students. Part of Open Teaching Week.

March 30
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Remote Course Expo

Head to our Zoom breakout rooms for faculty-led tours of remote course interactions on a variety of platforms. Part of Open Teaching Week. Register here for the Zoom link. For more information, email  

March 30
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open Platforms for Open Course Materials

Learn about CUNY’s open platforms where faculty, in collaboration with colleagues and students, can create texts and share openly with the world. Speech faculty have collaborated on a new open textbook available on the CUNY Pressbooks platform. We’ll also hear about CUNY Manifold, home to open texts for teaching as well as texts by CUNY students. Both platforms can be used to deliver open educational resources that you and your students create. 

March 31
10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Introduction to Teaching on the OpenLab

Are you looking for an online space where you and your students can create knowledge and community? In this workshop, we’ll introduce the OpenLab, BMCC’s new WordPress-based space for teaching and learning, collaborating on projects, and sharing portfolios. We’ll discuss how faculty at BMCC and CityTech have been teaching on the OpenLab and will help you get your own course started. Please log in and set up your OpenLab profile before the workshop. You can log into the system using your BMCC credentials. Additional information about how to get started can be found here.

April 1
1:00 am – 2:30 pm

Create Your Spaces on the OpenLab

Are you already familiar with the kinds of things you can do on the OpenLab? Ready to dive in? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss the features of the OpenLab and introduce WordPress. You’ll start to create a course, community, or project and will leave with foundational knowledge about how to use OpenLab and WordPress to accomplish your goals.

April 1
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Open Teaching Week Happy Hour

Wrap up Open Teaching Week with a Zoom happy hour!


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