Webinar Recordings

Below are the recordings from the CITL Instructional Series. When available, supporting resources are provided.

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The content presented, including the supporting resources, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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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Slides | Online Resources | Framework for Adapting Courses

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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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Embedding principles of universal design in remote instruction

This webinar, presented by staff from CITL and Accessibility Services (the Blundon Centre), provides guidance on how the principals of universal design can be embedded into your course syllabus and design to optimize instruction and for all students. A brief overview of universal design is provided with concrete examples of how instructors can plan their remote instruction through the incorporation of universal design principles.

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Providing Feedback

Instructor presence through regular feedback is a way to remove the isolation often associated with learning online. It also helps to motivate and guide student learning. In this session we explore how to provide feedback to learners as well as design activities that allow students to get feedback from their peers. A look at the feedback options in the assessment tools in Brightspace (i.e. quiz, assignments, etc.) as well as other technologies, will help you determine how to provide feedback beyond just a grade.

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Effective Online Discussions

One of the most common communication tools used in online courses is the discussion board – but rarely are they used in an effective manner. This session will challenge participants to think about discussion activities that go beyond the traditional approach of “make an original post and respond to two classmates” . During this session we will explore the benefits and characteristics of quality online discussion activities.

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Slides | Discussion Rubric

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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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Do’s and Don’ts for Video and Audio Recording

This session covers the basic do’s and don’ts for video and audio recordings for online and remote courses. The session explores technologies you can use to generate recordings, including helpful production tips on video, webcams, lighting, location and audio quality.

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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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Slides | Video Evaluation Rubric

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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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Tip-sheet and Sample Questions

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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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