Faculty Development

Stressed Student
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Transparency in assignment design is fundamentally about managing expectations. Transparent assignments lay out the skills we want students to practice, the insights we want them to come to, and the criteria for doing successful work.

Canvas Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

As a follow-up to the Intro to Canvas and Online Assignments/Activities, join this live workshop to learn how to configure the gradebook to provide students up to date information on their progress in the course. Learn to organize assignments into groups, set percentage weights, add extra credit, and activate drop the lowest score.

Zoom Big Meeting
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fostering substantive student engagement is challenging in any context, but doing so in online instruction carries with it different considerations and challenges. However, with a few structures in place and a clear sense of purpose, teaching classes in online modalities can be intellectually engaging and even enjoyable for students and instructors alike.

Low Bandwidth Teaching
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Work with us to look at technical, and human bandwidth as you teach. This live session will include simple analysis of activities to utilize while you think through teaching well online. Useful elements include pedagogical organization to support technical opportunities for managing limited bandwidth of all kinds.

Zoom Fatigue
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Zoom fatigue! You may have experienced it a few times; perhaps you believe that it is inevitable. In this 50 minute live practice session, we will explore simple, effective tools to make our zoom experience nourishing for the nervous system; for ourselves and our students.