This Week for Faculty: New Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute

by | Jun 15, 2020

Prepare for Fall 2020

New: Hybrid and Online Teaching Institute 

To prepare Columbia faculty for the Fall 2020 semester, the CTL has developed the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute: a new online offering that guides faculty through adapting their courses from face-to-face to online or hybrid formats. This offering provides instructors a foundation that can serve across all formats of teaching with the capacity to adapt quickly to whatever mode of teaching makes the most sense at any given time. 

The institute consists of asynchronous, on-demand content hosted in CourseWorks followed by a synchronous online experience with CTL staff and other faculty participants over Zoom. Together, these sections provide faculty with a comprehensive toolkit they can apply to their own course context whether this may be a seminar, small lecture, or large lecture class. 

Create Materials for Hybrid or Online Learning 

Designing Interactive Learning Objects

Are you thinking about ways to engage students with digital activities? Are you interested in building your own interactive learning objects such as quizzes, games, simulations, graphics, or videos? The 2020 Designing Interactive Learning Objects Institute is a three-day workshop devoted to exploring the effective design and integration of interactive learning objects into active learning environments. This year’s institute will be run remotely, with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions taking place over the three daysThroughout the institute, faculty will focus on mapping activities to specific student learning objectives for a unit in their course. Faculty are invited to apply by June 29, 2020.

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – Thursday, July 30, 2020

Teaching with Do-It-Yourself Video

This guide offers examples, principles, and best practices to help instructors create active and engaging classroom experiences using video.

Get advice on the tools you will need to produce your own videos.

Last Day to Apply

Blended Learning Essentials Institute

The Blended Learning Essentials Institute provides an overview of blended learning and guides instructors through a research-based, stepwise design process for a lesson or unit of study. Over the four-day institute, faculty will complete reading, workbook, and discussion activities complemented by live group discussion activities and one-on-one office hours. Throughout the institute and beyond, faculty will have access to CTL staff and a cohort of peers to discuss their work. Columbia faculty are invited to sign up by Monday, June 15, 2020.

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 – Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The CTL is Here to Help All Summer

CTL staff are holding daily virtual Office Hours Monday through Friday to help faculty with questions related to teaching online, as well as any other teaching-related inquiries. 

You can also arrange a one-on-one consultation by phone or via Zoom for support. Please email to set up a time to meet with one of our consultants. You can also request a CTL session for your next department or school gathering.