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Fall Course Preparation Session

September 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm 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

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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.

Teaching Approaches

  • 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.

Course Materials

  • 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.

Technology Support

  • 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.

Course Syllabus

  • 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.


September 1, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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