Remote Teaching Notes from LEARN and LTC
We hope that you are staying safe and healthy! Thank you for doing all that you do for your students to make the most of the remote teaching and learning experience. Here are a few notes from the LTC and LEARN:
We will be continuing our “Teaching Talk” webinar series on Friday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. in Webex. This week we’ll be giving some quick tips around grading and feedback in remote teaching, as well as asking instructors to share their strategies about what is working for them. If you haven’t joined us yet, please consider it! If you’re unable to join us, we also place the recording on the Remote Teaching website for later viewing. Next week (Friday, May 1), we’ll turn our attention to reflecting on what we have all learned this semester and to brainstorm how we can plan for the unknown as the fall semester mode of delivery has not yet been decided.
As you continue planning and facilitating your courses remotely, here are a couple of quick tips:
- As the end of the semester approaches, instructors are starting to think about final exams. As you create and refine these assessments, there are many things to consider. Will your assessment be timed? How long will it be available to students? Is an exam the best option or would a presentation, paper, or other project also effectively assess the students’ learning? Here’s a resource with some ideas on how you could adjust your traditional exam to make it more amenable to our remote teaching situation.
- We’ve heard that a lot of folks are using the transcription feature in Webex, which is great! Webex Meetings that are recorded will automatically have a transcript created if they are recorded in the cloud (note: automatic transcriptions are not available if you record to your computer). Also, due to significant increased use, we are seeing slightly longer waiting times on recordings to become available for sharing. However, Webex is working every day to increase their capacity to meet this unprecedented need.
As always, the LTC and LEARN are here to support you!
- The LTC is available to help you transition things you may have done face-to-face to alternate delivery, as well as help you with our different technology tools that support remote teaching and learning. The LTC is available Monday–Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via phone (262-472-1004) and email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The LEARN Center is available to discuss options and new ideas for activities or assessments via email (email@example.com). You can also reach the LEARN Center via phone (262-472-5134).
Heather Pelzel (LEARN Center Director)
Nicole Weber (Director of Learning Technology)