UHD Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Keep on Teaching: Faculty Resources for Fall 2020
All faculty teaching at UHD in the fall of 2020 are strongly encouraged to avail themselves of these faculty development and support opportunities. For more information, click on the hyperlinked titles and/or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Monitor the Provost’s “Keep on Teaching” website
for the latest university decisions and news on instructional plans.
Clickable links to one-pagers and/or other areas of the CTLE website (some still forthcoming):
Help your students be ready for online learning by integrating the self-assessment into your fall 2020 courses.
Real-Talk on Best Practices in Online Teaching: A Mini-Course for UHD Faculty
Get a quick taste of what online teaching and course facilitation is about. This is a self-paced, automated course, and you’ll earn badges and a certificate for doing it. Sign up now! Open to all UHD faculty, including adjuncts. Strongly recommended for all new faculty. Take at any time. Request enrollment here
We're doing another call for applications! Apply now to begin the passport course just before the semester begins. A greater commitment than the mini-course, this offering will run for 8 weeks with a closeout deadline of October 9 and an anticipated stipend payment date of December 1. Open to all UHD faculty, including adjuncts! Strongly recommended for all faculty new to teaching hybrid/online courses. This course is facilitated by CTLE staff. See workload estimates here. Earn $500 for completing the course at “platinum eTraveler” status. Apply here
Do you know about these great workshops? Take a short course on online teaching, and earn $150! Yes, adjuncts, too!
In addition to QM workshops, you can also choose a short course from OLC and earn $150 for taking it! Yes, adjuncts, too!
A special series of sessions we’re offering in collaboration with the TTLC. We’re bringing in a skilled Blackboard trainer to take deeper dives into various aspects of teaching online using Blackboard Learn.
Magna 20-Minute Mentor Videos on Accessibility
You can expect to hear more and more about accessibility as we offer more and more online course options. Get the pedagogical inside story with these 20-minute videos.
UHD creates learning opportunities where all of ours students can succeed. Watch these 20-minute videos to see how you can make minor adjustments to your teaching that will lay the groundwork for more inclusive learning environments.
Spring/Summer 2020 Resources
What to Do When?
We present (in the order you'll most likely want to use them) suggestions on resources and services faculty should consult in preparation for teaching courses in the online modality.
Tipsheet: Faculty moving from face-to-face to teaching to remote instruction should start by reviewing and acting on the teaching suggestions in the Remote Instruction tipsheet.
CTLE/TTLC Webinars: To continue an abbreviated introduction to the switch in teaching modalities, a number of two-hour web sessions are planned for the week of March 16. Faculty are strongly encouraged to register for and attend one. Each session will include one hour of tips and instructional best practices, including a demonstration of the kinds of content that administration has requested each faculty member prepare in Blackboard. After the first hour, attendees will be divided into breakout groups to address more specific questions on technology. These sessions are intended to be a general introduction to teaching remotely and a basic triage of beginning technology needs. Missed the webinar? A recording of the first half of one of the sessions is available.
TTLC Training Sessions: Once a faculty member has identified a specific need for more assistance and training on a given UHD-supported technology, they are to register for and attend a TTLC-facilitated training session on those topics as listed at the TTLC training calendar. These are also delivered synchronously over the Internet. TTLC staff are available for 1:1 assistance as well. Contact them at email@example.com for more information on how to get individual assistance on a specific technology or task.
Individual Assistance: Need 1:1 help? Georges Detiveaux is offering Pop-In Virtual Office Hours via Zoom for all UHD faculty. Join via Zoom during these hours: Mondays: 12:30-2pm, Tuesdays: 10am-11:30am, Wednesdays: 10am-11:30am, and Thursdays: 12:30pm-2pm. Faculty may also meet by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Get feedback on your remote instruction plan, brainstorm activity ideas and technology options to carry them out, and discuss your plans for assessments in your course. See our Faculty Facebook Group, visit the 'Webinar Resources' section of the Preparing for Remote Instruction course in Blackboard, and/or email Georges Detiveaux for the link to virtual office hours.
Additional UHD Resources
Faculty Resources from the TTLC: Several UHD-supported technologies are represented at this site with step-by-step instructions and videos. Additionally, faculty are encouraged to direct students to the student-version how-to documentation. These student materials make for excellent content in a "tech help" module or folder you might create in your course.
I.T.'s Resources for Teaching & Working Remotely: Several suggestions and instructions on leveraging UHD's array of technology tools in light of campus closure and remote work are provided by Information Technology.
W.I. Dykes Library's Online Teaching Guide: A wealth of online teaching resources and services from the library in the form of a libguide!
Provost's Office site: The Provost's Office has established a website of their efforts in moving activities online.This webpage will also serve as a means to communicate updates, strategies, tips, and related information about their instructional response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Stay connected with students through group messaging apps.
Supplemental Instruction: The office of SI reports that they are quite ready and able to support our transition to remote instruction. F2F courses with SI components may continue remotely thanks to their many SI Zoom sessions they are offering.
Useful External Resources
Quality Matters Remote Instruction Checklist: Here's an excellent checklist presented in three phases that you can follow to prepare for remote instruction. Each task is tied to the QM Rubric that covers best practices in online instruction.
Inclusion & Diversity Considerations: Things to think about when teaching remotely with regards to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in a blogpost from Rice University's Center for Teaching Excellence.
OLC's Resource Page: Excellence site from the Online Learning Consortium that includes webinars and recordings of ones that have already been given. Contact the CTLE if you want to take one of the workshops they mention (email Georges Detiveaux at email@example.com).