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Fall Course Preparation Session
August 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 28, 2021
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 29, 2021
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 2021
Fall Course Preparation Sessions offer instructors the opportunity to meet individually with CTLM staff members on a range of topics, from teaching approaches and course materials, to communication, assessment, course syllabi and technology.
Sessions will be offered at standard weekly times from Aug. 31 – Sept.30, 2021 via Zoom, and can last up to one hour. Registration is not required.
Before joining a session, choose 1-3 topics that you’d like to cover from the list below.
- You provide students with a conceptual framework for the course (topics covered, supported course outcomes, and activities).
- You provide students time to reflect on content before moving to a new topic.
- You have a variety of ways for students to ask questions and get clarification on concepts.
- You have planned opportunities for students to engage with one another.
- Learning materials are provided in multiple formats (print and digital).
- You know how to upload and organize materials in your Canvas course.
- PowerPoint slides limit the amount of text presented on the slide.
- Font size is large enough to read, is sans-serif, and colors provide adequate contrast.
- Slides use diagrams, tables and graphics to represent content when appropriate.
- Video content is uploaded and captioned in Kaltura MediaSpace.
- You can set up Canvas Announcements.
- You can set Up Google Class Group list for student email.
- You can download your class roster and/or your class photo roster.
- You can talk with students about the campus masking policy.
- You can share your preferred communication method with students.
- You can share your plans for in-person or online office hours with students.
Feedback and Assessment
- Students are aware of how learning will be assessed.
- You will provide student feedback on their performance (both formative and summative).
- You have identified activities that help you to intervene in students’ learning challenges.
- You can use Canvas SpeedGrader to provide quick feedback to students on assignments.
- You have added your rubrics for assignments in the Canvas Rubrics tool.
- You have reviewed the list of supported technologies.
- Students know where to get technical support for course-related technologies.
- If tools are unsupported, students know where to get help with technical problems.
- You have the required elements in your course syllabus.
- You have made your course syllabus available to students.
- Canvas course is published.
- Canvas module content is published.
- Unused Canvas tools are removed from course navigation.
- You have defined your grading scheme in Canvas.