Summer 2020 Virtual Sessions
This summer, CTAT hosted online trainings where we provided attendees with new ways to increase engagement in their synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous courses.
In this session we discussed how to use breakout rooms, the annotation tool, polling, and the whiteboard in Zoom. Then demonstrated and discussed the different ways you could use Zoom “breakout rooms” to engage your students. If you missed this session you will be able to view the Using Zoom Breakout Rooms recording here.
In this session we looked at different ways to create collaboration in your online synchronous and asynchronous courses. If you missed this session you will be able to view the Creating Collaboration recording here.
In this session we discussed ways to use video to increase teacher presence. We demonstrated and discussed ways you can set an agenda for your course, a module or a topic. Also, create video tours, cover your syllabus, and provide a syllabus quiz you can give your students. If you missed this session you will be able to view the Using Video to Create Instructor Presence recording here.
In this session RSCC faculty shared their experiences regarding this quick move to online teaching. They shared some of the tools they use to engage their students and gave a few tips and tricks they have learned along the way. If you missed this session you will be able to view the Faculty Roundtable Discussion here.
In this session we discussed ways to check for understanding, strategies for incorporating formative assessment practices into your classroom instruction, and the D2L and Zoom Room tools you can use to incorporate these best practices into your online courses. You may also want to check out some great resources from D2L on Alternative End-of-Year Assessment Strategies If you missed this session you will be able to view the Formative Assessment Strategies to Engage Your Students here
In this session, we talked about the Quiz tool in Brightspace to create assessments. We looked at different ways to use quizzes in your course, create quizzes, include custom feedback for students beyond simply posting a grade, as well as viewing quiz results and statistics. You many also want to checkout D2L’s lists of Best Practices, Tips and Tricks, and extra information to help you create a powerful quiz. If you missed this session you will be able to view the Creating Quizzes & Tests here.
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In this session CTAT discussed how to implement a continuous learning experience that keeps your students actively engaged and moving forward regardless of which environment they are in. If you missed this session, you can view the recording Bridging F2F & Asynchronous Class Time here.
Google offers a great suite of productivity tools to use for free! In this session, faculty learned more about the capabilities of Docs, Keep, and Jamboard along with some Google Extensions that could help them create content for their class. https://youtu.be/ySVsdLGqCDY