Timberley Barber-Marini is an Associate Director of Educational Technology with the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning. Timberley has over 20 years of experience supporting and managing various learning management systems including WebCT, Blackboard, WebMentor, Sakai and Canvas.
Timberley started her career as an intern at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at the University of Albany. There she gained experience working in educational technology and providing admin level support to faculty and staff in the University’s WebCT system. This experience led Timberley to continue working with CETL after her internship ended and to pursue a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Curriculumn Development.
After graduating, Timberley moved to Connecticut to work at the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortiums (CTDLC) where she acted as an Instructional Designer supporting the various schools with online course development and companies creating online training. During her tenure there, Timberley helped to design and launch the Connecticut Online Adult Educaton program which provides online courses for students getting their GED in Connecticut.
Since becoming part of the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Timberley, along with her colleagues, helped transition the Yale community from Sakai (Classes*v2) learning management system to Canvas. For their efforts during the transition, the team received the prestigious Linda Lormer award in November 2018. Timberley continues to be the service owner for the University’s Sakai and Canvas systems while both supporting and managing the Canvas @ Yale Support Team.