Teach Anywhere Resources for Flexible & Meaningful Instruction
Changes to Virtual Office Hours Starting on May 17
Beginning on Monday, May 17, our virtual office hours will be staffed from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Drop by at any time during those hours for questions about your teaching. You can also reach out to schedule an appointment with us if you'd like to have an extended conversation on a particular topic.
Envisioning the Futures of Teaching & Learning
CELT seeks to lead a month-long conversation and critical reflection on teaching and learning in light of our experiences during the pandemic year. What have we learned about our students and ourselves? What practices and perspectives have we gained, what do we seem to have left behind, and what do we still keep with us? See the full schedule for more details.
Get Formative Feedback on Student Learning
CELT offers a confidential mid-semester course feedback service that provides formative insights on student learning. We offer two options: a Zoom-based session (for the final 20-30 minutes of a class meeting) or a survey that students may complete on their own time. We compile the feedback and share the report with the instructor during a debriefing session.
Staff Picks for Spring 2021
As we head into another semester of modified instruction, we have the benefit of hindsight and resources collected over the past 10 months. However, that amount can, conversely, stymie our preparation. Where do we start? What is most relevant to the particular ideas we have? Below, staff in CELT and UK Online have provided their picks on a number of instructional issues. These will be updated daily as we head into the first weeks of the semester. The resources listed for each staff pick represent only a starting place, and we invite anyone to follow up with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation, or drop in to our virtual office hours, staffed Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, by clicking on the "Getting Help" link above.
I love beginnings: the start of the week, of the semester. There’s so much potential and excitement about what is possible. The same is true when learning about a new technology or teaching strategy. You have to start somewhere and there’s no better way than with these introductory resources.
Knowledge is both individually and socially constructed, and the social context of learning is critical to student success. These resources address ways of engaging students in collaborative learning: through conversation, with group projects, and on digital platforms. With more technological mediation, we'll need to be even more intentional about how we foster student-centered learning environments.
I’m often asked how to make courses look awesome and how to manage grades in Canvas. One thing I recommend is to explore the advanced settings, the design tools add-on, and grade book features available in Canvas to create and organize learning materials and grades.
Now more than ever, authentic assessment is crucial to ensuring student success in any learning environment and beyond. These resources address how activities and assessments are part of a robust course that fosters students’ depth of knowledge and understanding.
I really enjoy working with faculty on reimagining course content and activities in order to create engaging learning experiences. Engaging with our students is such a vital component to a high quality experience, no matter the modality. What I really like about the following resources is that they explore various strategies one could implement to promote engagement in a range of instructional settings.
Video production can be a daunting process, but it pays dividends for remote, hybrid, and flipped learning environments. Like all teaching, the way you approach video is up to you; it can be as DIY or as polished as you'd like. These resources break down the steps to plan, produce, and publish your instructional videos.
Nothing supports students’ learning quite like opportunities to engage with peers, share ideas, and receive meaningful feedback. These resources are quick-hitters that can help you curate assignments that allow student collaboration and direct students to free campus resources such as coaching and tutoring services.
We may have heard about auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and other kinds of learners. While research doesn't support the notion that there is one "best" way for us to receive information, learning styles persists as a common reference. These resources address the limitations of the learning styles mindset, and remind us that the best way to engage diverse learners is to provide information and learning experiences in multiple modes.