As universities transition to online learning in the wake of campus closures to slow the spread of COVID-19, many instructors have to navigate an altogether new learning environment. The CIRTL Network has developed a 90-minute workshop to equip instructors with strategies to promote inclusion, engagement, and student assessment in online synchronous (live) courses. Rather than focus on technical instruction for a particular platform, this workshop will provide instructors with an inclusive, evidence-based pedagogical framework they can apply as they shift their courses from the face-to-face format to the online environment.
This online workshop is open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend, but you must register in order to attend. Once you register, you will have access to the Blackboard Ultra room where this online workshop will take place. There is a tentative cap of 100; if demand greatly exceeds that cap, we will schedule additional sessions for this workshop. Register here: https://www.cirtl.net/events/872
WATCH A RECORDING
For instructors who are unable to attend a full 90-minute workshop, we also have a pre-recorded version of the workshop available on our YouTube channel. The recording is broken down into four main modules for easy viewing: developing social presence online; assessing student learning; facilitating online engagement; and teaching inclusively.