College of Arts Alternative Delivery Support for Instructors
To assist instructors in the College of Arts prepare for the Fall 2020 semester, the Associate Dean Academic (ADA) office is collecting curated resources from our supporting departments, OpenEd, the Office of Teaching and Learning, and the Library. Check this site for regular updates to see what other departments are doing, view upcoming webinars, and find links to useful support content.
Teaching Talk #1: Moving online: What our students are saying?
Dr. John Dawson, and Dr. Jason Mcalister from the College of Biological Science discussed feedback they received from students about their learning experiences during the move to emergency remote instruction and assessment in Winter 2020. Watch the webinar recording on YouTube (20 minute length).
Planning for Synchronous and/or Asynchronous Remote Courses
Dr. Lena Paulo Kushnir and Dr. Carolyn Creighton from OpenEd outline the difference between the two modalities, factors to consider and showcase several tools that OpenEd supports.
Office of Teaching and Learning
Webinar recordings are available including a reflection by Dr. Brian Husband and Dr. Karen Gordon.
Teaching & Learning Summer Webinar Series
Led by the College of Social & Applied Human Sciences and the Gordon S. Lang School of Business several recorded and upcoming webinars are available for viewing.
Need help re-designing your fall course?
Contact the Office of Teaching and Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org) for remote consultation appointments, questions around your assessments, and/or any other teaching and learning needs. More on the topics below:
- Alternative Assessment Formats for Rapidly Moving Teaching Online
- Tips for Remote Teaching
- Inclusive Course Design
- Learning Outcomes
Facilitating Online Learning
Free open professional development course about “how to facilitate online learning effectively and efficiently in a deliberate way,” offered by Lethbridge College
For more Information: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/news/news-release/lethbridge-college-offers-course-online-faculty-members
Enroll at: https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/CCYN9G
Teaching Ideas: Exchange, Reflection, Questions
There will be four sessions available to discuss issues and possible solutions based on our own experiences and research into alternative course delivery. Below are recordings of the meetings that have already occurred:
Session 4: TBD
- OpenED - Academic Continuity Resources
- CourseLink to deliver content
- Video Assignments
- Voiceover powerpoint to capture lectures
- Pre-record lectures
- Host or record live lectures
- Prepare for online exams
- OpenEd - Accessibility
- Video captioning
- Accessibility and Course Materials
- Accessibility Tips for Alternate Class Delivery
- The Library - Resources for Faculty and Instructors
- Course reserves
- Copyright and online course delivery
- Videos for classroom use
- Open Educational Resources
- Support for students with accessibility needs
- CSAHS Teaching and Learning Summer Webinar Series
- A collection of recorded and upcoming webinars related to remote teaching.
- Developed in partnership with the Gordon S. Lang School of Business
Webinars From Elsewhere
Wednesday June 24th 2:00 pm: Naming, Claiming, and Aiming our Teaching Discomforts
As we are scrambling to convert our courses to online, remote, and hybrid delivery in response to the pandemic, many of us are climbing a very steep learning curve that challenges our sense of competency and identity as teachers. In this webinar, we ask how we can “name, claim and aim” (Parker Palmer) our effective responses to this rapid and radical “retooling” of our teaching to learn about ourselves and our students in a time of crisis. How can we “step back” to reflect on our own responses and engage meta-cognitively with difficult learning in order to make our practice more intentional, compassionate, and empathetic?
Conversation facilitated by Lisa Dickson, Shannon Murray, and Jessica Riddell.
Please follow this link to join.
Thursday, June 25th 11:00 – 12:00 pm: How to Keep Zoom Classes Secure and Private
Join Ron Owston as he discusses how to keep Zoom classes secure and private.
Once the easy prey of hackers and other malicious individuals, Zoom is now among the most secure videoconferencing services available. Find out how to take advantage of Zoom’s security features and, at the same time, ensure the confidentiality and privacy of your students.
NOTE: This is a non-technical webinar aimed at educators. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. Advance reading of the article How to Keep Zoom Classes Secure and Private is recommended.
Please follow this link to register.
Support for Transitioning to Online Learning
The Co-op cohort working with the College of Arts has brought together all of the resources that are available from internal webinars, resources from the CoA and the OTL, as well as questions and feedback from faculty experiences.
Please click here to find out more.
Ruediger Mueller: email@example.com
Travis Westlake: firstname.lastname@example.org