Competency

Encouraging student participation in synchronous videoconference sessions

How this will help: Identify ways that you might encourage active participation in web conferencing sessions. Know where to find resources related to creating participatory environments. The basics When groups including classes meet in real-time online via a video conferencing tool, it’s tempting to just use the time for a presentation or a question and […]

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Best Practices for Online Community Engaged Teaching and Learning

How this will help: Understand key principles of ethical community engagement and how to operationalize them when designing and teaching online community-engaged courses. Learn concrete suggestions, resources, and strategies for addressing the needs of students and community partners during online community-engaged teaching. Discover ways that Ginsberg Center staff can support your community-engaged course, from finding […]

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Online course planning blueprint

How this will help: Discover tools to help plan an online course using design strategies The basics If you do any search for “online course design” or read any book on online design, just about every resource emphasizes the importance of planning for online course design. However, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you are […]

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Inclusive teaching

How this will help:  Define inclusive teaching and CRLT’s 5 principles of inclusive teaching. Discover concrete inclusive teaching strategies for online teaching. The basics Promoting inclusion and supporting a diverse student body is a core responsibility of instructors. The fulfillment  of that responsibility is dependent on an instructor’s ability to recognize and mediate the impact […]

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Accessibility for facilitating

How this will help: Describe the key features of an accessible course. Identify ways to ensure a course you are teaching, but didn’t design, is accessible for all learners. Know where to find resources on accessible teaching at the University. The basics Although accessibility is a key consideration when designing a course, if you are […]

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Creating authentic assessments

How this will help: Define the term authentic assessment. Describe the value of authentic assessments. Brainstorm ideas for authentic assessments that might work in your online course. The basics Multiple choice questions often can’t tell an instructor everything they want to know about students’ learning. Thinking about what you, as an instructor, want to measure […]

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Using collaborative reading tools

How this will help: Introduction to social annotation reading tools. How to use social annotation in an online class. The basics We know students may struggle to engage with assigned readings. To help remedy this, social annotation tools offer collaborative opportunities for reading, highlighting, and discussing texts online. What is social annotation? Social annotation (SA) […]

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Alignment of your assessments and learning objectives

How this will help: Define what is meant by alignment when describing course design. Describe how well aligned courses support student learning. Brainstorm possible assessments that align with your learning objectives. The basics When designing about the activities and assessments your students complete, both for practicing new skills and to demonstrate what they’ve learned, make […]

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