T&L Newsletter | June 2021Lisa Siegel2021-06-25T11:41:27-04:00
T&L Newsletter |June 2021
Schulich T&L Newsletter
Welcome to the June Edition of the Schulich Teaching and Learning Newsletter. As we approach the Fall 2021 term, the CITE office has created a set of resources to help instructors plan and prepare for teaching in the HyFlex classrooms (for those courses scheduled for an in-person return).
Further to that, training sessions will continue to be held over the summer for teaching in the remote environment, so please do consider attending as these have been updated to reflect newer tools and features. We encourage you to explore the many resources available within this newsletter and on the T&L site to help guide and inspire your academic endeavours within this shifting landscape.
Teaching and Learning in the HyFlex Environment As part of the University’s return to campus planning, the Schulich School of Business is introducing the HyFlex model of delivery for a selected number of courses in Fall 2021. Please consult this guide for helpful considerations, resources, and upcoming training opportunities to support instructors in their HyFlex course planning and preparations.
Town Hall: Fall 2021 HyFlex Planning Recording For those that missed the CITE ‘Town Hall’ addressed specifically for instructors teaching in the HyFlex classroom, the video recording is now available for review (York email required). An FAQ document will also follow based on all the questions posed in the chat during the meeting.
Schulich Online Course Design Guide Further enhance your remote / online course delivery for upcoming terms. Browse the course design checklist by category to review key design standards and considerations for creating an effective remote learning environment.
Designing Quantitative Questions for Online Assessments Design your quantitative questions with variation opportunities in mind while maintaining key Learning Outcomes. Build in new variables and scenarios to keep assessments current and strengthen academic honesty. Review some examples for inspiration!
Echo360: Sharing Interactive Videos
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.
TurnItIn: Promoting Academic Integrity
Use TurnItIn as anenforcement tool or a learning tool as it flags and highlights similarities between submitted content. Depending on your assignment configuration, TurnItIn can deter collaboration and allow students to practice and refine their citation skills before submitting a final assignment.
Customizing the Look and Feel of Your Course Use ‘Design Tools’ in Canvas to create and style the content of your course pages, assignments, announcements, syllabus, discussion descriptions, and quiz descriptions. You can also enhance module navigation to improve a student’s Canvas course experience. With Design Tools, you can be creative when creating and editing content.
Maximizing Your Canvas Storage with Echo360
Each of your courses has approximately 3 GB of space to upload videos and files. If you upload lecture recordings, you may require more space over the course of a semester. To access more storage space on Canvas, upload your videos to Echo360. Echo360 is a tool available in Canvas that allows you to upload unlimited videos to your course!
Allowing Students to Select Their Breakout Rooms
Use Breakout Rooms in Zoom to allow collaboration and small-group discussions in classes. With a recent update to Zoom, the meeting participants can now select which room they would like to join. This feature also allows participants to move freely among Breakout Rooms.
Join Training Sessions, SCTE Webinars, Workshops, and Events!
Teaching in Remote & HyFlex Learning Environment Dates: P1. Aug 2 | P2. Aug 10 | P3. Aug 16 | P4. Aug 24 The CITE Office is transforming its training series over the Summer to include teaching in the HyFlex learning environment and asynchronous activities, in addition to live training sessions. This course will provide asynchronous opportunities to practice alongside video walk throughs. Register now for upcoming live sessions in August!
Teaching Online / Remotely Q&A Drop-In Sessions Session Dates: Every Tues, 10-11 a.m. & Fri, 1-2 p.m. The CITE office is updating their weekly educational technology drop-in sessions to focus on a new theme / common questions instructors have at that point in the term. Upcoming sessions will focus on assessments; how to set up Canvas assignments, optimizing Canvas quizzes, and randomizing with question groups. In addition to our themed content, you may still bring any questions about the educational technology at Schulich.
Creating and Enhancing Asynchronous Content Session Dates: Session 1 – July TBD | Session 2 – July TBD at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join upcoming SCTE webinars on creating asynchronous activities and video content. In session one, Schulich instructors will review a variety of tools they’re using to create asynchronous content that goes beyond readings and recordings. Session two will focus on using Echo360 to create asynchronous content that is student-centric, interactive, and offers easy-to-use participation analytics.
View all T&L Events for upcoming events, workshops, webinars, and Canvas training offerings.