To provide support to as many UMN instructors as possible during a short-term transition to remote teaching, Teaching Support and departmental academic staff will offer a variety of resources and consultation sessions.
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Expand the sections below for more details. Check back often as details and schedule are expected to change.
Online Teaching and Design Program
Participant commitment is approximately 5 hrs per week for 9 weeks.
Check back. Enrollment will be available soon!
The Online Teaching and Design Program is a practical, comprehensive program that will guide you through all aspects of designing, teaching, and building an online course. Each of the nine modules presents best practices, instructional strategies, and technology tools that you will immediately apply in activities to develop and build your own online course. This is a facilitated cohort in which you will learn with peers and receive feedback from course facilitators. Each module includes approximately 5 hours of learning and activities.
- Cohort model is first come, first served.
- Could also be open enrollment; no cap
- Also is a stand-alone resource
This program is offered by TeachingSupport partners, including the Center for Educational Innovation, Academic Technology Support Service, and others.
Online Sessions with ATSS
Description: Based on input from the University community, new sessions this week such as Using Zoom and Kaltura, Creating Online Assessments, and Using Group Work will be offered. The sessions consist of short demonstrations and time for questions and answers.
Daily consultation sessions are available from 10:00am-2:00pm. This is a time to meet one-on-one with a consultant and have your questions about remote teaching answered in safe, supportive space. The topics are determined by participants: for example, in previous sessions, consultants have demonstrated how to transition content, assessments, and interactions from an in-person class environment to an online learning environment.
|Date and time||Topic||Zoom link||Facilitators|
|Friday, May 15, 10:00am-2:00pm||Drop-in consultation: topics determined by participants||Zoom||Sara Schoen, Khaled Musa, Jennifer Englund|
|Friday, May 15, 11:00am||Designing for mobile||Zoom||Susan Tade|
|Monday, May 18, 10:00am-2:00pm||Drop-in consultation: topics determined by participants||Zoom||Sara Schoen, Jennifer Englund|
|Monday, May 18, noon||10 things students want their instructors to know about Canvas||Zoom||Susan Tade|
|Tuesday, May 19, 10:00am-2:00pm||Drop-in consultation: topics determined by participants||Zoom||Khaled Musa, Dr. Lauren Marsh, Sara Schoen|
|Tuesday, May 19, 11:00am||Introduction to Open Educational Resources||Zoom||Jennifer Englund|
|Wednesday, May 20, 10:00am-2:00pm||Drop-in consultation: topics determined by participants||Zoom||Dr. Chris Scruton, Khaled Musa, Sara Schoen, Susan Tade|
|Wednesday, May 20, 10:00am||Creating authentic assessments||Zoom||Annette McNamara|
|Thursday, May 21, 10:00am-2:00pm||Drop-in consultation: topics determined by participants||Zoom||Yelena Yan, Annette McNamara, Sara Schoen|
|Thursday, May 21, 1:00pm||Accessibility resources||Zoom||Khaled Musa|
|Friday, May 22, 10:00am-2:00pm||Drop-in consultation: topics determined by participants||Zoom||Sara Schoen, Khaled Musa, Yelena Yan|
|Friday, May 22, 11:00am||Video for learning: Creating digestible content for students||Zoom||Annette McNamara|
If you have trouble connecting to Zoom, please contact UMN Technology Help at 1-HELP (612-301-4357).
Help from Departmental Academic Technologists
Teaching with Writing Consultations
Request a consultation with Teaching with Writing staff who are available via Zoom, email, and Google Docs. Discuss drafts of writing assignments, synchronous or asynchronous models of virtual writing instruction, assignment-specific draft-response, and grading practices, etc.