Workshops

Workshops

The CTT and its partners provide opportunities to learn about specific pedagogical interventions, new technologies to support teaching, and to engage in lively discussions of effective pedagogy with colleagues from across the disciplines. We create workshops for the campus as a whole and also customize workshops for colleges and departments. Contact us for more information and check our calendar for upcoming workshops.

Past Workshops

Many of our past workshops provide resources referenced or used in the session. If you would like us to customize one of these workshops for a specific department or other group, please contact Eric French at efrench6@unl.edu.

Strategies for Faculty Efficiency: Grading and Time Management

This workshop, conducted on July 31, focused on making optimal use of the tools available to decrease time spent on grading. This included developing useful rubrics, keeping a list of frequent comments, and using audio comments, and other practical tips.

Teaching in a Flexible Hybrid Classroom

Conducted July 30, this interactive workshop identified which aspects of a course are best delivered online versus in the classroom. Additionally, it covered the different considerations for balancing synchronous versus asynchronous interactions when determining how often to meet with your class.

Remotely Facilitating an In-Person Course

Conducted July 29, this interactive workshop provided strategies for promoting an engaging instructor presence and maintaining student interest without being physically present in the classroom. The workshop also involved the presentation of best-practices as well as discussions on different topics.

Supporting Students: A Roundtable

Conducted July 28, this roundtable discussion invited instructors to interact with the leaders of several different centers across the university that support students directly to discuss their missions and how they work to help students.

Designing Your Course: Showcasing the CAS Flexible Course Models

Conducted on July 27, this workshop helped faculty visualize strategies that can be used to design courses to meet the demands of the fall 2020 semester. Faculty from the Arts & Sciences shared examples from their courses that implement the CAS Flexible Course Models.

Moving Beyond Exams

Conducted on July 14, this webinar discussed how the use of alternative assessments can foster unique experiences, a conducive environment for academic growth, and supports the Flexible Hybrid model.

How to Support Engaging and Thoughtful Discussions Online

Conducted on July 24, this workshop helped participants develop their skills at cultivating online discussions that also included in-depth demonstrations of how to use either the Yellowdig or the Canvas discussion platform.

Maintaining Student Motivation and Interest in Online and Hybrid Courses

Conducted on July 22, this webinar taught strategies for assessing student interest and helping students stay motivated online. This webinar also went over strategies within Canvas to notice and respond when students begin to lose engagement.

Anti-Perfectionism: How to Roll with the Punches During a Pandemic

Conducted July 6, this session began by providing a few “anti-perfectionist” teaching strategies that involve figuring out when a teaching goal matters and when it might be appropriate to accept a less-than-perfect outcome.

Having a Great First Week Online

Conducted July 23, this workshop, aimed at faculty teaching face-to-face/hybrid courses, focused on making the best use of this time to prepare students to succeed in your fall course.

Creating a Sense of Community in Your Online or Hybrid Course

Conducted July 20, this workshop helped instructors create a sense of community in their online courses and gave guidance on making sure students feel connected to form a community of learners.

Using Zoom to Facilitate a Hybrid Course

Conducted on July 21, this workshop gave detailed instructions on the different settings and functions available in Zoom. The first hour covered Zoom basics, and the second hour covered more advanced features, including breakout rooms, Canvas integration, and more.

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