This Week for Faculty: Returning to the Classroom
Getting ready for the Fall 2021 semester? We’ve got you covered with resources, workshops, and services!
Transition to in-person teaching
Transition to In-Person Teaching: In preparation for the transition to in-person teaching, this resource encourages you to reflect back on your pandemic teaching experiences and identify what you plan to carry forward.
Teaching in Flexible Learning Spaces: Flexible learning spaces—spaces that allow for a range of teaching methods and classroom configurations—encourage adaptable pedagogies and approaches to teaching and learning. While these spaces may vary in nature, this resource offers some best practices that can be applied regardless of space.
Five Tips for Hybrid/HyFlex Teaching with All Learners in Mind: Five tips for instructors who will be teaching hybrid/HyFlex courses where the majority of students will be participating in face-to-face (synchronous) class sessions while a few students will be joining remotely.
Hybrid/HyFlex Teaching with All Learners in Mind: August 23 and August 31, 10-11:30am
Enhancing courses with instructional technology
Teaching with CourseWorks
Teaching with CourseWorks: How to set up discussions, take attendance, create and grade assignments, and create online exams and quizzes using CourseWorks.
Introduction to CourseWorks Online: This self-paced course provides tips and examples that highlight the use of CourseWorks tools as applicable to various teaching and learning contexts.
Assessment and Grading with Columbia Tools
Asynchronous resources :
Creating Assignments and Grading Online with Gradescope: Guides instructors through creating assignments and grading online with Gradescope, a tool designed to streamline and standardize the grading of paper-based, digital, and coding assignments.
Grading in Online Courses at Columbia: Tips and Strategies: This resource is structured by common grading needs and provides “how to” details using CourseWorks and Gradescope.
Assessment and Grading in CourseWorks: This self-paced course provides instructors with an in-depth understanding of the assessment and grading features in CourseWorks.
“… blended course design allows for enhanced versions of not only scaffolding, accessibility, and engagement but also playfulness, creativity, and care. These elements of teaching aren’t antithetical to academic rigor but rather generative of it because they encourage the development of a willingness to take intellectual risks and curiosity, the hallmarks of strong critical thinking.” – Dr. Denise Cruz, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature