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March 2020

Revising/Reshaping Assignments in Sudden Remote Instruction

March 31
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 15 spots left

With this quick move to remote instruction, some faculty may need to revise, tweak, or otherwise adjust assignments and assessments. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity to discuss options for assignments that demonstrate comprehensive learning, and to consider both the opportunities and limits of technology for helping faculty support students.

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Teaching with Teams

March 31
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 12 spots left

Find out if Microsoft Teams, a software available to UVM faculty, staff, and students, can be a part of your remote teaching plan. In this REMOTE workshop, we will explore Team's features WHILE you experience its video conference functionality.

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Rubric Rework

March 31
Remote
Free 18 spots left

This workshop is for instructors who have rubrics they’re not entirely happy with.  Does your rubric not produce scores you think are fair or accurate?  Is your rubric hard to use?  Bring your rubric and come to this session for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. This workshop will be held virtually.  Please be prepared to participate on a device with a video camera and microphone from a quiet space. In preparation for the session, please Download and Install Teams This workshop is also offered…

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April 2020

Blackboard Discussion Board

April 1
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 15 spots left

This remote workshop will cover the basics of setting up discussion areas in Blackboard as well as tips for facilitating effective, engaging discussions.  You'll learn how to set up whole-class discussions, and since those can be unwieldy in large classes, you’ll learn how to set up small group discussions using the Group Tool.  

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Rubric Rework

April 1
Remote
Free 16 spots left

This workshop is for instructors who have rubrics they’re not entirely happy with.  Does your rubric not produce scores you think are fair or accurate?  Is your rubric hard to use?  Bring your rubric and come to this session for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. This workshop will be held virtually.  Please be prepared to participate on a device with a video camera and microphone from a quiet space.  In preparation for the session, please Download and Install Teams. This workshop…

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Group Work in Remote Instruction

April 1
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 13 spots left

If your class included expectations that students would work in groups for projects and/or peer review, the shift to remote instruction may raise many questions. This workshop’s purpose is to explore functions of Blackboard and Teams that support groups, as well as to explore how principles for effective group work play out in remote environments.

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Reimagining Grading

April 2
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 13 spots left

Join colleagues to learn about how elements of contract grading may help simplify grading on assignments to come, and to discuss what’s working and not about grading in remote instruction. Prior to joining the workshop, please consider the assignments you’re offering for the rest of the semester and bring your questions about grading.

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Screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic

April 2
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 10 spots left

Screencasts are a great way to present course content to students when remote teaching. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn two methods for recording screencasts in Screencast-O-Matic (SOM).

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Conversations with Colleagues: Teaching with Compassion

April 3
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 14 spots left

In the move to remote teaching, a common theme expressed among administrators and faculty is the need to teach with compassion and flexibility. In this context, what does it mean to teach with compassion and flexibility? How might we teach with compassion while promoting student learning? In this session, we will draw on the collective wisdom of our colleagues to consider these questions.

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Blackboard Quiz Making 101

April 3
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 14 spots left

In this workshop, learn the ins and outs of creating, administering, and grading quizzes and tests in Blackboard.

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Flipgrid – A Virtual Workshop Using Video-Based Discussion

April 13
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 19 spots left

Flipgrid is a platform that allows for video-based asynchronous discussion. This workshop will give you the opportunity to participate in Flipgrid discussions, consider the best ways to facilitate asynchronous discussions, and reflect on how you could incorporate Flipgrid into your teaching.  This workshop will be held virtually!

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Conversations with Colleagues: Is it possible to fairly and authentically evaluate student participation?

April 17
Remote, Remote Delivery VT
Free 8 spots left

Conversations with Colleagues About this new series Faculty often report that they value the discussion among participants in CTL workshops and would like more opportunities to connect with colleagues across the disciplines. In this new series, we'll gather to discuss specific critical questions or controversies about teaching and contemplate new practices. Join us to explore a variety of teaching topics and benefit from the collective wisdom. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. We expect to uphold these principles across…

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May 2020

Teaching Effectively Online

May 18
Online
Free 12 spots left

Teaching Effectively Online is a 4-week online course (May 18 - June 14) that prepares faculty to teach online by exploring research-based best practices for designing courses, providing practical experience with a variety of tools, and perhaps most importantly, by providing faculty the change in perspective—teachers become students, a shift that is regularly described as game-changing.

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