Key Resources for Fall 2020

As faculty prepare for their Fall courses, the following resources may be of interest. Each resource page has links to more related resources.  If there is a particular topic or question that you have, please contact an instructional designer assigned to your college. 

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Tips

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy requires having an awareness of our students’ past and present experiences and the effects of those experiences on students’ well-being and their ability to engage with the materials and learn. We must be able to recognize trauma in ourselves and our students. We need to be intentional to promote safe environments that cultivate connectedness, empowerment, and recovery.

Using analytics to gain insights into student engagement in flexible hybrid courses

In this article, we’ll look at the tools in Canvas, VidGrid, and Zoom that can give you some insights into student engagement and metrics. These may also be helpful in developing attendance and participation policies, but more importantly, they may help you identify disengaged students sooner than later.

Fostering Engagement and Community

In an online course, it is easy for students to feel isolated. They are, in most cases, physically isolated from their peers, so intentional community-building is necessary to help counter feelings of remoteness.

Scheduling face-to-face & online sessions using Canvas Scheduler

Instructors need a good way to know who will be online and who will be in the classroom. One tool that addresses this problem rather neatly is the Canvas Calendar. Instructors can create appointments that allow a set number of students to sign up.

Assessing Student Learning

Assessing student's learning involves asking what do your students need to know or be able to do? and What would be the best evidence of progress?

Proctoring Decision Tree

Considering proctoring exams? Use this helpful decision tree to find the best method to use with your class.

Planning for the first week of classes

The start of Fall 2020 will be radically different from previous years as will the manner in which courses are taught. This resource page aims to help faculty prepare for the first week of classes.

Essentials for Getting Started

In this workshop conducted on July 14, instructors were provided with strategies that have a significant impact on online learning, especially for the first week of classes. Strategies included ways to remove barriers to learning, incorporate essential Canvas features, begin building the course community, and facilitate student interactions.

Building a Better Container: Accessibility, Access, and Universal Design

Conducted July 16, the goal of this workshop was to provide faculty with an overview of the interrelationship between accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Inclusive Excellence

When designing courses, either online or in-person, it is essential to remember that not all of our students are the same.

CAS and CASNR provide flexible hybrid course models for Fall classes

With the fall semester looming around the corner, colleges are creating inventive course model designs to help instructors prepare their courses for instruction that will combine online and face-to-face approaches.