The Office of eLearning is partnering with individuals and groups around campus to run a number of training sessions throughout the summer to help you prepare for the Spring semester. We will be adding more sessions as we get them scheduled, so check the training schedule below often to see the latest offerings.
Daily Help Sessions
The Office of eLearning is providing "walk-in" help sessions via Zoom Monday through Friday at 3:00 PM.
- Developing Your Template Site
- Personalizing and Enhancing Your Template Site
- Exploring the Course Facilitation & Engagement Guidelines
- Conducting an Engaging Zoom Session
- Video, Video, Video
- Course Communications
- Crafting and Facilitating Effective Forum Discussions
- Weekly eLearning Workshops
- Hybrid Teaching - Part 1: Technology in the Classroom
- Hybrid Teaching - Part 2: Active Learning and Assessment
- Assessment Options in Isidore
- Using Rubrics in Isidore
Developing Your Template Site
In these sessions, an eLearning staff member will answer questions about how to add content to the template site. We ask that you first complete the training module before attending this session so everyone is at the same level. Please come prepared with questions.
Personalizing and Enhancing Your Template Site
In these sessions, an eLearning staff member will show tips and tricks for enhancing your template site. UD students are here to learn from YOU. How can you show your expertise and knowledge through a website? How can you give your site that “UD feeling”? We’ll discuss different strategies to achieve these goals. Before attending the session, we suggest having at least some content added to your template site.
Exploring the Course Facilitation & Engagement Guidelines
The Course Facilitation & Engagement Guidelines provide general expectations about courses this spring, but we realize it may prompt more questions. During these sessions, please review the Guidelines and come prepared with questions you may have about them. We hope to have a robust discussion.
Conducting an Engaging Zoom Session
Teaching through Zoom is not the same as teaching in the classroom. During these sessions, we’ll go beyond the simple answer of “use Zoom breakout rooms” as a means to foster engagement with your students. And, we’ll tell you the honest truth (you won’t be able to engage everyone!) - and how to handle that.
Video, Video, Video
All your questions about video, answered. During these sessions, we’ll explain the differences between the recommended video capture and streaming platforms, as well as cover best practices on how to record different kinds of videos.
How many emails are too many? Probably fewer than you’d think. Whether you’re teaching face-to-face or online, it’s a fine line to walk between too few and too many communications. During these sessions, we’ll provide guidance on best practices and some ideas for other ways to engage with students that don’t involve email.
Crafting and Facilitating Effective Forum Discussions
Conducting a meaningful forum discussion is so much more difficult than it seems. During these sessions, we’ll discuss what makes a forum effective - and what doesn’t. We’ll outline the instructor’s role within a discussion, and we’ll also briefly cover how to quickly grade forums.
Weekly eLearning Workshops
eLearning will send a weekly update throughout the summer with some goals for you to accomplish in planning your Spring classes. Every Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM, you are welcome to attend a Zoom workshop where you can work on accomplishing those tasks. A member from eLearning will be there to answer any questions while you work.
Hybrid Teaching - Part 1: Technology in the Classroom
Hybrid teaching (with students in the classroom and online via Zoom) will be a powerful part of the flexible teaching approaches used this spring semester. This session explores what technologies can be used from the classroom to reach students in the room and online simultaneously.
Hybrid Teaching - Part 2: Active Learning and Assessment
Hybrid teaching (with students in the classroom and online via Zoom) will be a powerful part of the flexible teaching approaches used this spring semester. This session will focus on how these synchronous meetings can be used to deepen learning through the use of active learning strategies. We will also explore how assessments can be delivered using the hybrid approach.
Assessment Options in Isidore
During this session, we'll review best practices for developing a flexible assessment strategy. We will demonstrate how to create and grade assessments within the Tests & Quizzes tool, while also highlighting features you can use to diminish the chance of academic dishonesty. We will also show how you might use the Assignments tool and Learning Apps to assess students' work.
Using Rubrics in Isidore
Come see the newest feature in Isidore! Rubrics* within Isidore can help you quickly assess students' work based on a standard set of rules. During this session, we'll show you how to set up and grade Rubrics within Assignments, Tests & Quizzes, Forums, and the Gradebook.
*Not available in Isidore until mid-August