The Teaching and learning center
Summer opportunities to develop teaching
- First, some good news to share: please join us in congratulating our colleague, Dr. Dana S. Dunn, in his new role as: Incoming Editor of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology (STL).
- Quality Matters Rubric Discussion every Thursday at 3pm. Starting on July 9, Bernie will hold a discussion group on applying the Quality Matters Rubric to online courses.
- Thursday, July 9, 2020 3-4 PM An overview of the QM Rubric. Register in advance here.
- Thursday, July 16, 2020 Standard 1. Register in advance here.
- Thursday, July 23, 2020 Standards 7 and 8. Register in advance here.
- Thursday, July 30, 2020 Standard 2 and 3. Register in advance here.
- Thursday, August 6, 2020 Standard 4, 5 and 6. Register in advance here.
- Thursday, August 13, 2020 Applying the QM Rubric. Register in advance here.
- Online Pedagogy Communities of Practice: Dr. Krista Rompolski leads this new initiative in partnership with TLC. The group meets regularly during the summer based on a mutually agreed upon schedule. Please reach out to Dr. Krista Rompolski for details via email: email@example.com
- Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning for the Whole Student, co-sponsored by Student Success and TLC
- Tuesday, July 14, 3-4pm: The Whole Student Beyond the Classroom in 2020: Hartshorn/Meyer/Koch/Tabor, Zoom Link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/91595652418
- Monday, July 27, 3-4pm: Supporting Academic Success for the Whole Student: Hartshorn/Jacobe/DesJardin/Tabor, Zoom Link: https://moravian.zoom.us/j/93337577925
- For more information about trauma informed teaching, please see:
- Apple workshops: Virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning specialists are available for free to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a virtual coaching session. As you explore features of Apple Pencil, there are a couple of apps that will be helpful for you to have downloaded in advance. These apps are:
- Tayasui Sketches School
- July Instructional Technology Sessions: Here is a list of instructional technology sessions for the month of July. Please click on the link in the title to register to receive the link and then add it to your calendar. You can cancel your registration at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the confirmation email.
- Canvas - Managing Peer Review, Thu, July 2nd 1:30-2:30pm- A peer review assignment enables students to provide feedback on another student's assignment submission. Peer reviews are a tool that allows communication between students and can help students master the concepts of a course and learn from each other.
- YuJa Video Recording, Editing Video Quizzing, Commenting & Analytics, Mon July 13th 7:00-8:00pm - Learn to record, edit, share, and embed YuJa video content in your course. In addition, learn how to set up a video quiz to ensure that your students are watching and understanding the content.
- Canvas - Creating, Delivering, Moderating & Grading a Quiz/Exam, Thu, July 16th 9:30-10:30am- Learn how to create and deliver a Canvas quiz, set time accommodations, and manage a quiz in progress.
- NEW: Canvas - Potpourri, Fri, July 17th 11:00am-12:00pm- Learn about all the helpful tips and tricks that will make you look like a Canvas whiz.
- Canvas - Creating & Managing Student Groups, Tue, July 21st 7:00-8:00pm- Learn how to set up groups, create group assignments, manage, monitor, and grade group assignments. Groups are great for projects and discussion boards!
- Creating & Using a Canvas Rubric, Wed, July 22nd 9:30-10:00am- An effective way to communicate feedback to your students and easier grading.
- NEW: Google Drive, Fri, July 24th 1:30-2:30pm- Learn how to manage your Google Drive, share documents and folders, change permissions, make and resolve comments, and set notifications.
- NEW: Journaling with Canvas and Google, Tue, July 28th 1:30-2:30pm- Learn how to set up journaling using Canvas and Google. We will explore graded and ungraded options.
- NEW: Exploring the Canvas Teacher App, Thu, July 30th 11:00am-12:00pm- The mobile app provides quick access to grading, communicating, and updating through Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, and Quizzes.
- Using LockDown Browser & Monitor for Remote Assessment, Fri, July 31st 11:00am-12:00pm- Learn how to protect the integrity of your exam and deter cheating
- Departmental July Instructional Design Sessions: Here is a list of departmental instructional design sessions for the month of July. Click on the department title for the Zoom link. *Sessions will be recorded with your permission.*
- PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCES AND GLOBAL RELIGION
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:00AM-12:00pm
Instructional Designer ID: David Castañeda
- THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Monday, July 13, 2020 10:00-11:00AM
ID: David Castañeda
- NURSING & PUBLIC HEALTH
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:00-11:00AM
ID: Sarah Rentz
- REHAB SCIENCES
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 3:30-4:30PM
ID: Sarah Rentz
Monday, July 20, 2020 4:00-5:00PM
ID: Sarah Rentz
- EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:00-3:00PM
ID: David Castañeda
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:00-3:00
ID: Sarah Rentz
- SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY
Monday, July 27, 2020 10:00-11:00AM
ID: David Castañeda
- CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:00-11:00AM
ID: Sarah Rentz
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:00-3:00
IT: Liz Tate
- PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCES AND GLOBAL RELIGION
Additional Departmental sessions in August.
- Conference Opportunity: “The Mount Aloysius Conference on College Teaching aims to bring high school and higher education faculty together to foster discourse on student learning, pedagogical approaches and academic, athletic and social engagement” (from Provost Kosso.)
- Online Discussion Thread: shared ideas with one another on the online discussion threads
Additional Resources :
Instructional Design Team
The Instructional Design Team is committed to supporting you as you teach online. There are many support options available to you. The following outlines who to contact according to your needs:
- If you are encountering problems with your device, login issues, or something is otherwise "not working", please contact the IT Help Desk. Their contact information can be found at: help.moravian.edu
- Keep in mind that both Zoom and Canvas have built- in help features. Zoom guides can be accessed at support.zoom.us. Canvas has 24/7 live support that can be accessed by clicking the "Help" option in the left side navigation within Canvas.
- If you have a specific question related to using instructional technology ("how to's" with regards to using G Suite,YuJa, iPads, Respondus, Turnitin, Canvas, Zoom etc.) you may contact Liz Tate directly at email@example.com for assistance via email or phone, or to set up a 1:1 Zoom meeting for something more in depth.
- If you have a specific question related to best practices or design when incorporating technology into your course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This will send an email to our instructional design team (Sarah Rentz and David Castaneda), who will then assist you via email, phone, or Zoom meeting.
For Canvas-specific support for yourself especially beyond M-F 8-4:30 and for students almost always, contact Canvas support in Chat by clicking on Help in Canvas or by phone at 1-833-716-8411 (faculty) and 1-866-437-5895 (students).
For support in instructional design and transitioning to virtual learning environments, please contact the instructional design team at email@example.com.
For support related to teaching and learning, please email the TLC team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For peer learning support needs or for other questions about academically supporting your students virtually, please contact Director of Academic Advising and Support Services, Dr. Monica Jacobe, at email@example.com.
For support related to the teaching of writing online, please contact the Director of the Writing at Moravian program, Crystal Fodrey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following ten faculty members, representing various disciplines, have experience in online teaching and learning at Moravian College and have agreed to connect with you about online teaching pedagogy if/when questions arise in the coming weeks and you would like to reach out by email to these experienced faculty members:
- Craig Atwood, Seminary, email@example.com
- Sandy Bardsley, History, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bernie Cantens, Philosophy, email@example.com
- Katie P. Desiderio, Economics and Business, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cecilia Fox, Biological Sciences, email@example.com
- Mike Fraboni, Mathematics, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kathy Gray, Nursing and Public Health, email@example.com
- Jennifer Ostrowski, Rehabilitation Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lakeisha Thorpe, Graduate Studies, email@example.com
- Debra Torok, Music, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discussion and Shared Resource Space: A new discussion community from the online education and innovation team to share resources about online teaching and learning during a time of transition moderated by Dr. Bernie Cantens, Associate Provost of Online Education and Innovation: https://moravian.instructure.com/courses/11526/discussion_topics
The Instructional Design (ID) team has already developed some tools to help with a variety of aspects for online teaching. The instructional design team recorded this video on Rapid Transition to Online to help you in your academic continuity planning. You will be prompted to sign in via the college's Single Sign On (SSO) to view. They have also developed several Canvas courses about online teaching that can be accessed through these links:
- Best Practices in Online Course Design
- Accessibility for digital content
- Facilitating Online Courses
- Faculty Technology Resources Repository
- Assessment in Online and Hybrid Courses
Below please find a link for Moravian’s “Knowledge Base” regarding online teaching and learning:
Here are helpful links from Zoom:
- Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom
- Tips and Tricks for Teachers Educating on Zoom
- Tips and Tricks for Administrators and Staff
- Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning
- Live Training, Recorded Training, and Zoom Meetings for Education Training
Please find some additional points of entry here:
- Chronicle of Higher Ed: Going Online in a Hurry; Basic questions to consider when moving your class online
- Inside Higher Ed: 7 Best Practices for COVID-19-Necessitated Online Meetings; A guide to facilitating online conversations
- Mapping Access: Accessible Teaching in the time of COVID-19; Considering accessibility for a variety of different course formats
- eLearning Industry: The Power of Discussion: Activating Learning Online (And In Person); Article written by Moravian's ID team about including of discussion spaces and other social interaction activities
Resources for Online Teaching
- Quality Matters: Certification of quality online teaching
- Association of College and University Educators toolkit. Some targeted ideas (microlectures, planning discussions) and some overarching (managing online presence, organizing your online course)
- This article is entitled "Students' use of asynchronous discussions for academic discourse socialization."
- This article addresses how to think about combining synchronous and asynchronous coursework effectively.
- Different way to think about approaching online learning, particularly in a context when normal curricular plans have been disrupted.
- This article explores the learning outcomes from projects that have students create documentaries.
- Ideas for distance learning in studio art courses.
- A link is provided on this site for resources for higher education during COVID-19.
- While not specifically about online, this is a good reminder about designing good discussions in general and setting the guidelines and expectations even in the online space
- Rubrics for evaluating online courses that may be useful resource as "self diagnostics" once faculty get a little more comfortable teaching online.
- Articles that Address How What is Happening Outside the Classroom Affects Learning. This article discusses the impact of these changes on the well being of students.
- This article considers the effect of anxiety and stress on learning. An important reminder to consider the wellbeing of our students at this time.
- This site gives guidelines for discussing traumatic events with students, which may be valuable to guide in class discussions about the current situation.
- Resources for Faculty as They Quickly Shift to Online Teaching
Shared by Chris Jones; book with information about feeling at home in your home office, working efficiently at home, and the work-life balance, when work is in your home.
- Some important reminders for faculty “This chapter examines the emotional experience of teachers who are designing courses for digital learning environments. Recommendations for gaining confidence and coping with the emotional stress of rethinking a course for online learning are addressed.”
- Webinar series on best practices in moving courses online offered by ACUE (Association of College and University Educators), in collaboration with CIC (Council of Independent Colleges), AASCU (American Association of State Colleges and Universities), ACE (American Council on Education), Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and NASH (National Association of System Heads). Free to faculty, but requires registration.
- Stanford University: Teach Anywhere; Stanford's guide for temporarily moving classes online
- Indiana University: Keep Teaching; Indiana University's suggestions for what to consider when quickly moving classes online
- Vanderbilt University: Teaching in Times of Crisis; Tools and resources for moving online, as well as important considerations on the impacts on students and their learning
- Harvard University: Teach Remotely; Best Practices: Online Pedagogy
- HASTA: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory; Social Network for sharing tools, research, insights, pedagogy, methods, and projects in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences
- Bringing Your Course Online: Resources compiled by the MLA, March 2020
- Merlot Materials: Science and Technology; Collection of videos, simulations, and activities for a variety of STEM fields
- PhET: Interactive Simulations for Science and Math; Simulations and associated assignments for a variety of STEM fields along with articles and information about integrating these into courses
- Student Matcher: tool to create virtual student groups
- Moravian College: Academic Code of Conduct
- Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy
- Hybrid Pedagogy: An open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology
- Chronicle of Higher Ed: Articles about coping with Coronavirus
You can chat online, ask questions, and get help from these Apple Education support communities:
Virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning Specialists are available for free to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows. Send an email to email@example.com to request your free virtual coaching session.
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