This Week for Faculty: Get Ready for Spring 2022!
Get Ready for Spring 2022!
Happy 2022! See three tips and lots of resources below to help prepare for the Spring semester. Want one-on-one help? Join us for drop-in Zoom Office Hours from Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.
1. Plan to begin the semester with remote instruction
Design your course to be flexible. Set up your CourseWorks course site, customize your Zoom room, and apply the principles of inclusive teaching and learning to your course. Resources to support your planning:
- Inclusive Teaching and Learning Online
- Teaching with CourseWorks
- Teaching with Zoom
- Virtual Office Hours
Additional on-demand resources available through the Teaching in All Modalities page.
2. Build community and actively engage your students in their learning and with each other
Resources that offer sample icebreaker activities and student engagement strategies that leverage instructional technologies to support learning:
- Community Building in the Classroom
- Active Learning for Your Online Classroom: Five Strategies Using Zoom
- Enhance your Course Discussion Boards for Learning: Three Strategies Using Ed Discussion
- Collaborative Learning
3. Keep your students and yourself in mind
Check-in with your students. Explore the on-demand resources developed by CTL student consultants in which they share their perspectives on Community Building and Learning Through Online Discussion. The CTL’s resource on Teaching in Times of Stress and Challenge offers strategies for teaching during times of stress and highlights campus support available to you and your students.
Enhance Your Courses with Columbia Resources
Learn about instructional technologies to support your fully online, hybrid, or in-person teaching and your students’ learning.
Manage your courses with CourseWorks, Columbia’s Learning Management System powered by Canvas
- Teaching with CourseWorks. January 10, 2:00-3:30pm; January 18, 12:00-1:30pm
- Assessment and Grading with Columbia Tools. January 13, 11:00am-12:30pm
Administer and grade assessments with Gradescope
Live Offering: Intro to Gradescope: Grading and Feedback for Science & Engineering. January 13, 1:00-2:00pm
On-Demand Offering: Creating Assignments and Grading Online with Gradescope
Create space for online discussion with Ed Discussion
Events Next Week
Managing Your Large Course Effectively and Efficiently, January 11, 10:00-11:00am
Related resource: Teaching Large Courses Effectively and Efficiently
Did you know the CTL can facilitate any of the sessions above for your department, program, or school? Explore our Workshops To Go offerings and/or reach out about offering a custom session on any teaching and learning topics for you and your colleagues.
Join us for office hours via Zoom (or phone) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm to have your questions answered about teaching with instructional technology.
Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to discuss any teaching and learning need by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email the CTL Learning Designer assigned to your school or department.