Webinar Recordings

Some sessions offered as part of CITL’s Instructor Series have been recorded, and the recordings are available below. When available, supporting resources are also provided.

> 2021 Instructor Series

Active Learning Strategies in Your Remote Course

Implementing active learning strategies and adapting activities for specific learning needs are ways to motivate and engage learners.

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Dos and Don’ts of Audio and Video Recording

This webinar explores technologies you can use to generate recordings, including helpful production tips on video, webcams, lighting, location and audio quality.

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Embedding the Principles of Universal Design into Course Instruction

This webinar, prepared by MUN’s CITL staff and the Blundon Centre, provides guidance on how the principals of universal design can be embedded into your syllabus to optimize instruction for all students.

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Exploring High Impact Practices: Why Are They So Important?

Implementing high impact practices in your course promotes deep learning and student engagement.

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Feedback on Teaching: All You Wanted to Know but Didn’t Know How to Ask

Feedback from students about their learning experience is an important resource for developing your teaching practice and maximizing student learning in your course.

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How OPEN Is Your Course?

Having an OPEN philosophy in your course involves using Open Access, Open textbooks and Open Educational Resources (OERs).

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Open Book Assessments

Open book assessments are an alternative to traditional tests and exams. This webinar focuses on when and why open-book assessments are useful, how to design them, and how to prepare students to write them.

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Providing Meaningful Feedback

Providing regular feedback to learners, and designing activities that allow them to get feedback from peers, establishes instructor presence and removes the isolation often associated with learning online.

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Quizzes in Brightspace: Advanced Settings

The Brightspace Quiz tool has a variety of settings to help you ensure academic integrity and to provide accommodations to students with approved accommodation requests.

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Rubrics in Brightspace

Brightspace Rubrics are effective and efficient evaluation tools. They also help students prepare submissions that are better aligned with the instructor’s expectations.

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Instructional Efficiencies in Course Design

The attached infographic from the session includes ideas around balancing workload while maintaining instructor presence. It also offers strategies to build into your course design and Brightspace tools without overwhelming your instructional workload.

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Fostering Student Motivation and Engagement

This presentation focuses on the social conditions and drivers that foster motivation and engagement, and offers some practical strategies to enhance them in your course.

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Preparing to Teach Remotely

This session is designed to help participants understand what it means to teach remotely. Participants will receive advice about preparing to adapt a face-to-face course for a virtual classroom and will be provided with a practical framework for the task. This session would be a great compliment to the Getting Started with Brightspace for Remote Instruction.

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Low-Tech Solutions for Remote Teaching

Remote teaching doesn’t always mean high-tech! How can we provide an equitable learning experience for students who may NOT have access to a computer, video-conferencing, or high-speed internet?

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Connection and Community in Remote Teaching

Relationships are the very basis of teaching and learning, but without face-to-face connection, how can we help build community within our courses? View the conversation to hear ideas about helping students connect to one another and with you through remote teaching.

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Accessibility AMA (Ask Me Anything)

Join staff from CITL and Accessibility Services (the Blundon Centre) for a virtual discussion about accessibility in teaching and learning. This session will encourage instructors to ask questions about how they can best provide accessible and inclusive learning experiences for all students, as well as how they can best provide academic accommodations for those students who require them.

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Maximizing virtual lecture time with students

Research has shown that the most successful learning experiences occur when students have the opportunity to be active participants in the process. There are a variety of strategies you likely use in-class that can also be done online with some careful thought and planning. In this session you will learn how to plan and maximize your virtual classes using active learning strategies.

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Using Video & Audio Evaluation in your Course

Using video and audio submissions to evaluate student learning, allows students the option to demonstrate their creativity and understanding in a way that better suits their learning style. While learning online or remote, students may experience challenges with internet connectivity preventing them from fully engaging in a synchronous way. The opportunity to record audio or video submissions provides equal opportunity for student participation, regardless of technology limitations. This session provides an overview of an evaluation matrix that could be used to assist with assessing submissions, as well as information that an instructor can use to help guide students in the creation of media submissions.

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Alternatives to Exams

Learners can demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a variety of ways. Summative assessments provide the opportunity to confirm whether or the degree to which students have learned the material covered in the course, as outlined in the learning outcomes; however, exams are not always the best or most reliable method of assessment This session will look at some comprehensive summative assessment strategies you can consider using in the delivery of your course.

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Question Library, Question Types and Respondus

This session is designed to provide an overview of the features of the Quiz Tool in Brightspace. The quiz tool offers a variety of question types ranging from multiple choice to essay questions. This session will explore these question types and discuss how you may convert your existing questions to another type. The session will also introduce the Question Library which allows you to organize your questions to create robust, fair, and randomized exams. Through the session you will be provided an introduction to Respondus – a quiz/question library builder tool that allows you to design/work with existing word versions of your exams and upload them into Brightspace for use, with some minor formatting requirements.

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Setting up a Quiz and Security Settings

Quizzes are a popular tool for assessing student learning, however when taken online, academic integrity becomes a concern. While applying relevant security settings, instructors need to be careful not to hinder student learning. There is no way (in class or online) to guarantee that students aren’t cheating, but to maximize quiz security there are various quiz and availability settings to consider. During this session we will demonstrate how to set up a quiz and apply the appropriate security settings to improve the integrity of the exam.

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High Stakes and Low Stakes Assessment

In this interactive session we will discuss the definitions of high and low stake assessments. Examples of both high and low stakes assessment will be explored as well as the pro’s and con’s of each. We will look at various evaluation schemes.

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