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June 16, 2020

Announcements

Prepare for Teaching in Fall 2020

Building a Social Presence in Online Instruction

IU eTexts for Fall 2020: Ordering Deadline Extended

If You Missed Them... Webinars are Available for Viewing

Upcoming Events

STEM Reads (online book group): The Online Teaching Survival Guide

Strategic Online and Hybrid Course Design

Favorite Ways to Get Students to Interact Remotely

Monday Coffee Talks--The Act of Teaching Online

Creating and Supporting Effective Remote Group Projects

Fostering Engagement via Online Discussion Boards

Creating Online Assignments

Coffee Talk: Teaching Community-Engaged (Service-Learning) during Social Distancing

STEM Labs Online: Making Design Decisions

Core Canvas Tools for Your Online Class

Announcements

Building a Social Presence in Online Instruction

In a series of coffee hours, we wanted to hear from faculty about their experience and thinking on topics related to the online transition. We had the opportunity to join in the social presence session, and we wanted to share some of the outcomes of that conversation.

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IU eTexts for Fall 2020: Ordering Deadline Extended

In preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, the IU eTexts ordering deadline has been extended through July 2 to allow faculty to order low cost digital course materials for their fall courses.

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If You Missed Them... Webinars are Available for Viewing

In case you missed it or were unable to attend the full webinar, we have our latest uploads: Zoom Affordances and Constraints Panel, Piazza for Problem-Solving and Collaborative Learning.

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Upcoming Events

STEM Reads (online book group): The Online Teaching Survival Guide

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Online

Are you looking for a community to discuss approaches to STEM education? What better way than to dig into a good book with follow-up discussions with your peers? Join us for STEM Reads, a group open to instructors of all levels, including graduate students.

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Strategic Online and Hybrid Course Design

Multiple Dates and Times, Online

This webinar will review the major design decisions faculty need to make as they move their courses fully or partly online, including the length of term, the class format, and whether to conduct class synchronously or asynchronously. It will examine strategies for designing a course that is engaging and effective for students, while still being manageable for instructors.

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Favorite Ways to Get Students to Interact Remotely

Friday, June 19, 2020 11 a.m. - 12 noon, Online

How can we get students to interact remotely? What are our favorite ways to help students engage with course materials and join in community to do so? In this webinar Erika Biga Lee (Informatics), Jared Allsop (Recreation, Parks, & Tourism), and Joan Middendorf show their favored methods and tools for handling lots of questions, office hours, and student presentations and collaboration in working groups.

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Monday Coffee Talks--The Act of Teaching Online

Monday, June 22, 2020 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Online

Are you wondering how to manage your time when teaching multiple online courses to avoid burnout? Curious about how to manage large classes and best utilize TAs? Feeling overwhelmed? Bring your questions and concerns to this informal coffee talk with CITL experts in online teaching, teaching with technology, and pedagogy.

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Creating and Supporting Effective Remote Group Projects

Monday, June 22, 2020 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Online

In this webinar, participants will learn about and share strategies for creating, supporting, and evaluating effective groups, including groups that are working remotely. We will also discuss tools that can simplify various aspects of collaborative projects for both students and instructors.

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Fostering Engagement via Online Discussion Boards

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Online

Discussion boards become our default setting for gathering student's thoughts in an online environment. But are we integrating the work students share in their posts into the course as it unfolds? Online discussion offers a means to build a sense of connection not just to the student and course content, but among your students, as well.

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Creating Online Assignments

Multiple Dates and Times, Online

In this webinar, participants will learn about creating effective online assignments that are linked to student learning outcomes (SLOs) for the course. We will emphasize strategies to help students succeed on these tasks, including instructor transparency about how assignments meet SLOs, the use of online technologies to help students...

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Coffee Talk: Teaching Community-Engaged (Service-Learning) during Social Distancing

Thursday, June 25, 2020 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., Online

Join the CITL Service-Learning Program and IUB instructors for an informal conversation about teaching community-engaged learning (service-learning) courses during COVID-19. Community-engaged learning classes rely on community-student interaction. These coffee hour events will be a relaxed space for instructors to share their experiences on this topic.

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STEM Labs Online: Making Design Decisions

Friday, June 26, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Online

In this webinar, participants will learn about some of the decision points for teaching a STEM lab online. Whether you are designing a new online lab or moving an existing face-to-face lab to the online environment, this webinar will help you understand the major decisions you will have to make about your course.

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Core Canvas Tools for Your Online Class

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., Online

Join us to learn about using core Canvas tools to help your students meet learning goals in your online class. Learn about tools for communication, discussion and building community, for engaging with content, for feedback and assessment, and for structuring your course site.

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