July Teaching and Technology Updates from LEARN and LTC
We hope you are having a nice summer and that you are taking time to relax, rejuvenate, and reflect. As we turn to preparing for the fall, LEARN and LTC have a number of development opportunities and a few quick tips to get you started.
Summer Professional Development Opportunities
- TEACH, a self-paced online course in Canvas focuses on key design and facilitation components that cross modalities (in-person, hybrid, and online). The first 300 instructors to complete all of the TEACH modules before Friday, Aug. 28 will be eligible to receive a $100 stipend. Please note that to be eligible for this stipend opportunity, you must be an instructor of record in a Fall 2020 course. To enroll and get started, visit: https://uwwtw.instructure.com/enroll/3DC8FD
- Hybrid/Blended Workshop Series, held synchronously in Webex, focuses on designing, facilitating, and technology considerations for this modality. Upcoming sessions include looking at exams and quizzes, peer review of student work, options for instructor presentation of content, student presentations, and student-student interaction.
- What is HyFlex?, held synchronously in Webex, starts to define the HyFlex framework of instruction, provides some examples of what this could look like in your class, and opens a discussion of challenges and benefits of the approach.
- The LTC is also offering a number of instructional technology workshops in July and August. Visit the LTC section of the sign-up tool for more information. If you’re interested specifically in learning more about Canvas, browse our July and August Canvas Workshop Blog Post!
For more information on these opportunities, please visit our new shared Instructional Development and Support Resources Website. If you have any ideas for future programming, please complete our Hot Topics Form!
- Instead of loading all your content separately into Canvas, consider sharing this information with students in the form of a Canvas page. Canvas pages are built into the system and don’t require loading time for an additional document. There’s also a built-in immersive reader feature to improve student accessibility.
- If you’ll be holding synchronous blended sessions with students online and in the classroom with you at the same time, you could use Webex Teams or Google Docs/Slides to help students collaborate in real time during your class session. If you haven't used Teams, you can find more info and download the app on our UW-Whitewater Webex Teams Website.
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 hybrid and online delivery, as well as help you with our different technology tools that support 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 (email@example.com).
- The LEARN Center is available to discuss options and new ideas for activities or assessments via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also reach Heather via phone (262-472-5134).
Heather Pelzel (LEARN Center Director)
Nicole Weber (Director of Learning Technology)