T&L Newsletter | October 2020
Schulich T&L Newsletter
Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the October edition of the Schulich Teaching & Learning Newsletter! The Fall 2020 term is underway, and we’re excited to share new developments, tips, and tools in the teaching and learning realm. We are also delighted to announce that Schulich has recently created a new Office of Curriculum Innovation and Teaching Excellence (CITE) in response to the growing need for more high-quality teaching and learning support and development. This new office brings together the resources and expertise related to teaching, learning and program quality at Schulich. We encourage you to view the recent announcement for additional details, and explore the many resources available on the T&L site to help guide and inspire your academic endeavors within our expanding remote-learning environment.

– Marcia Annisette, Associate Dean Academic

Featured T&L Posts

What’s New with Schulich’s Open Online Course, ‘Leading Through the Pandemic’?
Follow the successful launch of Schulich’s exciting new online course offering, “Leading Through the Pandemic: Insights from Individuals, Organizations, Governments, and Societies.” View highlights on recent student engagement and participation, along with initial session recordings on exciting topics.

Maintaining an Engaging Online Learning Environment with Peter Macdonald, SCTE Director
Review guiding principles on maintaining an engaging learning environment for our students in this new online context. Also learn from your faculty colleagues about their experiences with remote course delivery and what worked for them through a series of recorded virtual panel discussions.

Prof. Markus Giesler on Three Technology Ideas for Your Zoom Delivery
Discover technology tips when recording asynchronous and synchronous content, including use of better tools you may already have, and creating more interactive Zoom experiences.

Schulich Online Course Design Guide
Further enhance your remote / online course delivery this Fall. Browse the course design checklist by category to review important design standards, tips and considerations for creating an effective remote learning environment.

Insights from Schulich’s Student Online Course Design Consultants
Learn from Schulich students as they share insights, engaging tips and considerations on their remote course experiences to better enhance your online course environment.

Popular Learning Tools

Collecting Interim Student Feedback with Qualtrics
All Schulich instructors have access to Qualtrics, a powerful surveying platform to collect interim student feedback on their courses. Use a quick sample survey found on Canvas, build on the survey with your own questions, or design your own!

UPDATE – Enabling Small Group Discussion Online Using Breakout Rooms in Zoom
View additional tips and animated examples on including Break Out rooms in your course. Use Breakout Rooms to enhance collaboration and facilitate discussion within a class by splitting off students into smaller groups within a Zoom call.

Sharing Interactive Videos with Echo360
Echo360 is an interactive educational video platform integrated into Canvas. Learn more about how it can be used to actively engage students with your video content.

Browse Schulich’s full portfolio of Learning Tools.

Learning Tools: Quick Tips

Canvas Quick Tip: Delivering Interim Participation Marks Using Canvas Assignments
Discover two different ways to provide students with interim participation marks for your course. Interim feedback helps to learn what is working well, and to gain insights and ideas about possible improvements or innovations, while allowing time to make adjustments during the term.

Access the full portfolio of Canvas Quick Tips.

Upcoming T&L Events

Teaching Online / Remotely Q&A Drop-in Sessions
The Schulich IS&T department is hosting weekly drop-in sessions for instructors and staff who have questions about our online learning tools. Join these sessions to ask an expert at Schulich your questions related TO technology you will use to teach online / remotely.

Student-Group Formation Processes and Facilitating Qualitative Engagement in Large Online Classes
This session will begin with a moderated panel discussion, followed by a detailed exploration of practical application tips and related insights. Participating faculty members will be a given an opportunity to discuss their online experiences, challenges and questions in facilitated break-out rooms, and then share their small-group findings in a collective debrief.

View all T&L Events for upcoming workshops, webinars, and Canvas training offerings.