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The Teaching and Learning Center

The Teaching and learning center

Summer opportunities to develop teaching

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 tatee@moravian.edu 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 idteam@moravian.edu. 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 technology troubleshooting, please contact the IT help desk at help@moravian.edu or 610- 861-1500. You may also our educational technologist, Liz Tate at tatee@moravian.edu 

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 idteam@moravian.edu.

For support related to teaching and learning, please email the TLC team at teachlearn@moravian.edu

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 jacobem@moravian.edu.

For support related to the teaching of writing online, please contact the Director of the Writing at Moravian program, Crystal Fodrey, at fodreyc@moravian.edu.

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:

Campus Connections:

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:

Below please find a link for Moravian’s “Knowledge Base” regarding online teaching and learning:

https://moravian.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010141

Here are helpful links from Zoom:

Please find some additional points of entry here:

Articles: 

Resources for Online Teaching

Other Institutions:

  •  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 

Tools:

Additional Resources:

Apple Resources

Apple Education Learning Series: On-Demand Instructional Videos & Live Virtual Conferences.

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 appleprofessionallearning@apple.com to request your free virtual coaching session.

Find best practices for how to clean your Apple products here

The App Store has curated the Learn and Study From Home collection to help educators get the most out of their Apple products.