Engagement, Communication and Community

Guiding Questions

When reviewing the materials below, we recommend taking notes based on guided questions to solidify your learning and make concrete connections with your teaching. Download a copy of the CTSI Course Planning Mini Guide (doc) to organize your responses:

  • Why did you choose this item? What challenge or situation in your teaching are you hoping to address?
  • What did you learn that was new or surprising? What made it stand out?
  • What’s one new strategy you could take back to your teaching? What might you recommend to a peer?
  • What’s something you still want to learn more about? Where might you find more information?

Communicate with Students

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(Includes pre-recorded workshops, videos, etc.)

  • Connecting and Interacting with your Students Online (57m)
    Tips and strategies for communicating with your students and for providing opportunities for connection and interaction online. Techniques and examples to create a sense of community online and how to sustain it throughout the course.

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(Includes webpages, slide decks, CTSI guides, etc.)

Delivering Content

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  • Active Learning Strategies for Online Teaching (44m)
    Tips and strategies for incorporating active learning into your online/remote teaching. This webinar highlights how you can use Quercus and the Academic Toolbox to support the implementation of these active learning strategies.
  • Making Accessible Course Documents (57m)
    Learn the fundamentals to make the documents you share with students as accessible as possible. With an emphasis on Microsoft products, common formatting pitfalls and their repercussions will be examined.
  • Exploring Captioning and Transcription Tools (46m)
    In this webinar, we will explore the various options for generating captions and transcripts for rich media-based content (Audio/Video).

Bonus video:

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Creating Community in the Classroom

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Reflect, Practice, & Implement

Explore Tools and technologies

(Include testing out technology, drafting a syllabus/assignment/rubric/policy)

Learn More & Next Steps

External links, book/article citations, and support