Part of the transition to remote teaching is altering our assessments so that they continue to align with our learning outcomes, while also providing effective means for students to demonstrate their learning in a remote environment. This institute will guide you through the decision making process and provide you with key questions and guidelines to help you embed assessment strategies that promote learning into your remote courses.
These will be one hour-long event that will involve simply getting our graduate teaching community together (virtually through Zoom) to catch up and chat. These conversations were originally meant to focus on teaching; however, in light of everything that has happened, we want to just provide an opportunity and space for our community to connect and support each other. These conversations can definitely still be about teaching, but they do not have to be
This institute will offer support and resources to guide you through exploring instructional strategies and learning activities in light of their potential for helping your students meet your course learning outcomes and succeed on course assessments. We will discuss effective strategies for sharing content, implementing both independent and collaborative active learning strategies, and planning the structure of your course.
Crowdmark is an online grading platform that allows users to grade both face-to-face and remotely delivered assessments. In this webinar, we will take a comprehensive tour through the Crowdmark grading platform. We will showcase each of its features and give webinar participants a feel for the process of creating and grading an assessment from start to finish. Significant time will be provided for a question and answer period to ensure that participants have a clear understanding of the workflow and utility of this exceptional grading tool.
Join us for our online Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journal clubs, where we discuss a recent teaching publication. If you missed previous meetings, do not worry! We will send an email with the paper in advance and it will also be posted on the Eventbrite page once available. Please read the paper and bring any questions, comments, or critiques with you
Join Dr. Matt Demers (Dept. of Mathematics + Statistics), Dr. Kim Levere (Dept. of Mathematics + Statistics), and Dr. Julie Vale (School of Engineering) for an overview of Crowdmark and an explanation of some of its potential benefits to remote assessment. Significant time will be reserved for questions from participants.
How does an exclusively online learning format affect students’ motivation for learning, especially in cases where the students would prefer an in-person format? How does online learning affect students’ skills in managing their time and their coursework? What can instructors do to support students in the transition to online learning? Join Joannah O'Hatnick and Victoria Fritz from McLaughlin Library's Learning Services for an informative discussion about some of the challenges students face in shifting from in-person to online courses.
Join Athol Gow (McLaughlin Library) for a discussion on the creation of accessible digital files with PowerPoint and the use of accessible presentation techniques PowerPoint accessibility involves the creation of accessible digital files as well as the use of accessible presentation techniques. Both these facets of PowerPoint accessibility will be discussed, along with important information on creating presentations in Office 2016 and 365 for Windows and Mac, and saving files to PDF.
How does an exclusively online learning format affect students’ motivation for learning? Join Joannah O'Hatnick and Victoria Fritz (McLaughlin Library) for an informative discussion about some of the challenges students face in shifting from in-person to online courses, and what instructors can do to support students in the transition to online learning
Digital Storytelling can be a compelling way to engage students in course content and help them to develop academic and professional skills. Join Lindsey Robinson (McLaughlin Library) and Brendan Stewart (School of Environmental Design and Rural Development) as they present best applications for digital storytelling, components of a digital storytelling assignment