This Week for Faculty: The homestretch! CTL support to wrap up the semester.

by | May 11, 2020

Reminder: It’s not too late! Proposals for the Provost Teaching and Learning Grants are due in one week on Monday, May 18. CTL staff can help! Schedule a consultation to discuss or review your proposal.

Featured Resources for Finals Week


Creating Online Exams

Implementing online exams creates a new set of considerations for instructors. You may need to change methods and content to fit an online context, consider how to administer exams fairly for every student, and maintain academic integrity. CourseWorks offers a variety of tools, options, and settings that can help you implement exams efficiently and fairly and make the exam experience positive for you and your students.

Virtual Office Hours

Support your learners as they prepare for final exams, research papers, or projects through virtual office hours. Holding online office hours through Zoom and CourseWorks Conferences (BigBlueButton) can help extend the online learning environment, contribute to instructor presence, and make you more accessible to your students. 

CourseWorks Gradebook: Screencast

As of the Spring 2020 semester, the CourseWorks Gradebook has received a significant update, with a new look and modified functionality. This new Gradebook offers an enhanced way of entering grades and tracking students and their progress in CourseWorks.

The CTL has developed a screencast providing a brief overview of the new Gradebook and the most important changes. This screencast covers entering grades and making grades visible to students. We’ve also curated a list of resources that can help further support you in using the Gradebook.

The CTL is Here to Help!

CTL staff are holding daily virtual Office Hours Monday through Friday to help faculty with questions related to teaching remotely, 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.