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August 2020

CDE Event: Online Teaching Bootcamp

August 4

This event is developed and offered by UVM Continuing and Distance Education. In the boot camp, you will learn the nuts and bolts of online course creation, tips and tricks to make Blackboard work for you, and key strategies to make your course dynamic, challenging, and engaging for both you and your students. Faculty who sign up for the boot camp will receive ready-made course shells and course design templates, along with lots of opportunities to practice your skills while…

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Teaching in the Mixed Modality this Fall (Registration is closed for this event.)

August 4
Remote
Free 20 spots left

This fall, faculty will be teaching courses at UVM in multiple modalities, including in-person, online, remote, and mixed instruction. Although these modalities place some constraints on how the course is delivered, faculty retain autonomy in how they design their courses to achieve their pedagogical goals. CTL developed this series of workshops to support faculty teaching within each modality to: Define key course design choices Consider concrete examples of possible course organizational frameworks Discuss challenges and opportunities of the course modality…

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Teaching in the In-Person Modality this Fall (Registration is closed)

August 4
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free

This fall, faculty will be teaching courses at UVM in multiple modalities, including in-person, online, remote, and mixed instruction. Although these modalities place some constraints on how the course is delivered, faculty retain autonomy in how they design their courses to achieve their pedagogical goals. CTL developed this series of workshops to support faculty teaching within each modality to: Define key course design choices Consider concrete examples of possible course organizational frameworks Discuss challenges and opportunities of the course modality…

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Teaching in the Remote Modality this Fall

August 6
Remote
Free 20 spots left

This fall, faculty will be teaching courses at UVM in multiple modalities, including in-person, online, remote, and mixed instruction. Although these modalities place some constraints on how the course is delivered, faculty retain autonomy in how they design their courses to achieve their pedagogical goals. CTL developed this series of workshops to support faculty teaching within each modality to: Define key course design choices Consider concrete examples of possible course organizational frameworks Discuss challenges and opportunities of the course modality…

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CDE Event: Online Teaching Bootcamp

August 11

This event is developed and offered by UVM Continuing and Distance Education. In the boot camp, you will learn the nuts and bolts of online course creation, tips and tricks to make Blackboard work for you, and key strategies to make your course dynamic, challenging, and engaging for both you and your students. Faculty who sign up for the boot camp will receive ready-made course shells and course design templates, along with lots of opportunities to practice your skills while…

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Pedagogical Sound Bites: Introduction to Contract Grading & Specifications Grading

August 18
Microsoft Teams
Free 73 spots left

Are you interested in making your grading more efficient? Would you like to be more confident that your students meet the learning objectives?  Do you want to spend less time worrying about grades and more time interacting with students about what they're learning? In this short "sound bite" session, we'll look at several approaches to, and examples of, contract grading including specifications grading.  If you are interested, you can attend a workshop next week where we will begin to craft materials.

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Blackboard Basics and Grade Center

August 18
Microsoft Teams
Free 75 spots left

Blackboard provides space for you to post materials, communicate with students, provide assessments and other student activities, and enter grades to keep students on track. But what do you need to know before you can create, organize, and use a course? How can you find your way through its many intricacies? In this session we will look at organization strategies, the various tools, and the Grade Center so you can experience just enough to decide if and how you will use it.

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Pedagogical Approaches: Course Design Considerations for the REMOTE Modality (Overview/Q&A)

August 19
Microsoft Teams
Free 143 spots left

This workshop discusses key design choices for a fully remote course. We will discuss two models for a live streaming option in Teams for running remote classes and office hours. Topics include designing the online sessions to help meet your course learning goals while also making the most of the time in synchronous sessions. Also, we will discuss what to have students do for asynchronous activities, and some strategies to make the best use of your strengths as an instructor.

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Pedagogical Approaches: Course Design Considerations for ONLINE (Overview/Q&A)

August 19
Microsoft Teams
Free 150 spots left

This fall, faculty will be teaching courses at UVM in multiple modalities, including fully online. This workshop discusses key design choices for a fully online course - 100% asynchronous, with no scheduled meeting times. Topics include designing for clarity, creating social and teaching presence, and strategies to keep students on track and engaged. 

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Pedagogical Approaches: Course Design Considerations for the MIXED Modality (Overview/Q&A)

August 19
Microsoft Teams
Free 149 spots left

This workshop pertains to teaching in the mixed modality and will be held remotely in Teams. A mixed modality course replaces 25-75% of in-person instruction with online contact hours. Some classes designated in this modality may have the majority of students in Burlington; other classes may be composed of students predominantly learning at home, remotely.  Although the mixed modality places some constraints on how the course is delivered, you retain autonomy in how you design your courses to achieve your pedagogical goals.

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Welcome: Big Principles to Guide Our Semester

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 148 spots left

In this session, we welcome faculty and graduate teaching assistants back to the new semester and introduce big principles that can help instructors design effective and sustainable courses. We will also highlight resources on campus that can support faculty in meeting their pedagogical goals. Join us to (re)connect with colleagues new and old!

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Pedagogical Approaches: Backward Inclusive Design

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 146 spots left

This workshop introduces broad principles for designing courses that are inclusive, flexible, and organized to align course goals, assignments, and assessments.   By the end of this workshop, participants will have articulated well-formed goals for a course and have a framework to guide the rest of the planning process.  This workshop distills the main themes of the May Pivotal Pedagogy Course Design Fundamentals workshop, and takes a very hands-on approach to refining course goals and a semester outline.  

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Pedagogical Sound Bites: Working with Sources and Data–Teaching Information Literacy at UVM

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 70 spots left

Whether working with academic articles for a class, locating data for a research project, accessing news, or engaging on social media, our students all need to develop critical skills for locating, understanding, and using information. This workshop will address ways in which you can work with UVM librarians to integrate information literacy into your courses in any discipline and for any student level. 

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Pedagogical Sound Bites: Community Building

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 72 spots left

This workshop presents an overview of strategies to build community in an online teaching environment. Whether you are teaching a fully online class, remote, or mixed, we will discuss simple ways to make the most of the technologies available to you and your students to build community. 

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Pedagogical Approaches: Transparent Assignment Design

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 72 spots left

This workshop presents an overview of Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (TILT), an award-winning, scholarly project focused on improving students' learning experiences.  Evidence from a national study shows that when faculty implement small changes to enhance transparency to the design of even just two assignments, there are statistically significant benefits for all students and even larger gains for first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color.

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Using the CDE Course Shell in Blackboard

August 24
Microsoft Teams
Free 74 spots left

This event is developed and offered by UVM Continuing and Distance Education. The course shell is a starter structure of pre-packaged menu items and content areas.  You’ll learn the nuts and bolts of how to add the course shell to your course, how to efficiently move content into this format, and how the course shell can benefit both you and students.

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Blackboard Basics and Grade Center

August 25
Microsoft Teams
Free 75 spots left

Blackboard provides space for you to post materials, communicate with students, provide assessments and other student activities, and enter grades to keep students on track. This session prepares participants to: Map out a course organizational structure that enhances a student’s ability to effectively use Blackboard; Articulate how one or more tools might align with your assignments and activities; Identify tools and features that you feel would be most useful to learn more about; Navigate the Grade Center and use it effectively.

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Course Design Considerations for the MIXED Modality (Overview/Q&A)

August 25
Microsoft Teams
Free 149 spots left

This workshop pertains to teaching in the mixed modality and will be held remotely in Teams. A mixed modality course replaces 25-75% of in-person instruction with online contact hours. Some classes designated in this modality may have the majority of students in Burlington; other classes may be composed of students predominantly learning at home, remotely. Although the mixed modality places some constraints on how the course is delivered, you retain autonomy in how you design your courses to achieve your pedagogical goals.

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Course Design Considerations for the REMOTE Modality (Overview/Q&A)

August 25
Microsoft Teams
Free 150 spots left

This workshop discusses key design choices for a fully remote course. We will discuss two models for a live streaming option in Teams for running remote classes and office hours.

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Course Design Considerations for the IN-PERSON Modality (Overview/Q&A)

August 25
Microsoft Teams
Free 149 spots left

This workshop will focus on the in-person modality and will include information on how to define key course design choices; determine how social distancing and new room equipment will impact your class; discuss challenges and opportunities of the course modality with colleagues and CTL staff, and more.

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