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.
Using Zoom Breakout Rooms
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.
In this session we looked at different ways to create collaboration in your online synchronous and asynchronous courses.
Using Video to Create Instructor Presence
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.
Faculty Roundtable Discussion
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.
Formative Assessment Strategies to Engage Your Students
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.
Creating Quizzes & Tests
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.
Concerned about only having 55 minutes of Face-to-Face time with your students each week?
We’ve got solutions for you!
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.
Google Tools & More
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.
Zoom Basics & Beyond
In this session, CTAT covers the basics of using Zoom for conducting a meeting/class from scheduling the session to closing the session.