Faculty Training Opportunities for Teaching Remotely

Training Offered by CWRU

[U]Tech and other faculty support partners will be providing a number of training sessions in the coming weeks to help faculty prepare to teach remotely. We will be updating this page often with additional training opportunities and specific training details. Please see our Teach Anywhere page for additional guidance and technology information for teaching remotely.

Current Technology Webinars

Trainings being offered currently include:

  • Formulating your Assessment Strategy: In this session, we will discuss types of assessment you can use in a remote environment and how to encourage academic honesty in a remote environment. Following the short presentation, we will open it up for participants to discuss and ask questions.

  • Communicating with Students and Incorporating Flexibility: In this session, we will cover the importance of standard and frequent communication in remote environments as well as provide strategies for engaging students and building community. Following the short presentation, participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with communicating while remote.

  • Using your Synchronous and Asynchronous Time Strategically: In this session, we'll help you think through incorporating engaging synchronous activities and meaningful asynchronous activities in your remote course. We'll also give you the opportunity to discuss your ideas and questions with the group.

  • How to Use the Technology: We will provide an overview of some technologies you can use to enhance your remote teaching experience and spend time answering questions about the technology available to you.

  • Remote Teaching Consultations: If you need assistance with any technology concerns for teaching remotely, the Teaching + Learning Technologies team is available to help! Please submit your consultation request to the [U]Tech Service Desk at (216) 368-HELP, help@case.edu, or help.case.edu

In addition to trainings offered by CWRU, various vendors are offering webinars to discuss their products.

  • Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor
    • A detailed demonstration of both applications, including new enhancements that make Respondus Monitor even more effective and easy to use.
  • Zoom
    • Interactive live training webinars offered daily. Get up to speed in less than an hour!

We've held a lot of trainings! Here are recordings for previously-held webinars:

  • Getting Started with Remote Technologies: Learn which technologies are available and when to use them, as well as information for communicating with students effectively using online tools

  • Getting Started with Canvas: Learn how to access Canvas, create a course, and understand the course life cycle in Canvas. Get more information about using assignments, modules, and files in an organized way, and how you can use Canvas to communicate with students.

  • Making Videos with Echo360 Universal Capture: Learn how to login and download Universal Capture, record instructional content, and share what you have recorded.

  • Getting Started with Zoom: Learn how to successfully create, start, and record a Zoom session, including information on how to share your screen and provide participants the meeting information.

  • Natural Sciences at a Distance: Engaging and Assessing Online Science Students: This webinar will discuss strategies for designing effective online learning activities for science courses. Faculty at SUNY Empire State College have developed more than 30 fully online natural science courses that integrate science content with process skills and meet relevant course objectives. We will share innovative ways of engaging and assessing students using a variety of approaches. In addition, we will present examples of ways to include laboratory experiences in online courses. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A to discuss specific courses and to share ideas and resources. [slides]

  • UCITE & [U]Tech present: Campfire Tales: Not-So-Scary Stories about Teaching and Learning Remotely: Grab your blankets and s’mores for Campfire Stories indoors! Let’s cozy up around the virtual fire as faculty share their challenges, lessons learned, and successes in remote teaching. We’ll also hear testimonials from our students about how this transition impacted their learning experience. Just before the fire goes out, UCITE and [U]Tech TLT will give a preview of summer faculty remote learning/training and dual delivery planning moving forward. [slides]

Zoom Assistants

Assistants are available to join your classes as a co-host. You can arrange for an assistant in advance by calling (216) 368-HELP, e-mailing help@case.edu or submitting a ticket through the Help web page (help.case.edu). Another option is to contact the Service Desk during your class - you will need provide your meeting ID.

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