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Teaching During Campus Closure Guide & Workshop Series

In the event of an emergency, the ability to teach courses on campus may be affected. The Teaching During Campus Closure guide and workshop series will help you identify and become acquainted with alternatives to face-to-face instruction for use during situations when teaching must take place remotely.

Teaching During Campus Closure Guide:

We’ve collected together the advice we’ve sent out in response to past snow days and other weather emergencies, and set up a permanent page on our website for “Teaching During Campus Closure”.  The guide lists actions you should take well in advance of any weather or other emergency, ideally at the start of each semester, and then looks at categories of instructional needs that would be essential for continuing a face to face class online, and the tools available in each category.

Teaching During Campus Closure Workshop Series:

This series will cover a variety of tools and instructional approaches that are central to online teaching in general, but can also be a critical response to maintaining the continuity of your face to face classes when access to campus is curtailed, due to weather or other emergencies.  The time to explore and become comfortable with these tools and approaches is before any emergency closure happens, instead of trying to scramble last minute once an emergency is declared.

Remote participation through the TLTC Zoom web conferencing room is available for all of these workshops.

If you are unable to attend these workshop sessions, either in-person or remotely via Zoom, please note that the Zoom recordings will be made available at the TLTC’s YouTube channel.

Online Presentations Using VoiceThread
Monday, March 9, 12:30pm-1:30pm

This workshop will explore the uses and structure of VoiceThreads, demonstrate how to add VT presentations to your Moodle courses, and provide time for hands-on work.

Recordings:

Interactive Presentations in Moodle using the H5P Activity
Tuesday, March 10, 12:30pm-1:30pm

This workshop will briefly cover how H5P works, but will focus specifically on how the Course Presentation and the Interactive Video content types within the H5P activity can be used as by instructors to provide engaging presentations of materials to their students. Time will be available for hands-on work.

Recordings

Lecture Capture Using Whiteboard Apps
Wednesday, March 11 & 18, 4:30pm-5:30pm

This workshop demonstrate a number of common whiteboard apps available for iOS and Android tablets; discuss workflow for importing slides and exporting recorded lectures; and describe mechanisms for incorporating the use of your tablet into technology classrooms on campus.

Holding Class Online in Zoom
Thursday, March 12, 12:30pm-1:30pm

This workshop will demonstrate the use of the Zoom conferencing platform, and discuss strategies for using it to conduct online classes.

Recording:

Moving Class Discussions Online
Thursday, March 12, 4:30pm-5:30pm

This workshop will explore how to use the Forum activity in Moodle, VoiceThread conversations, and Zoom web conferencing to have online conversations with your classes when campus is closed.

Recording:

Secure Online Exams
Thursday,  March 19, 12:30pm

Part of the “Teaching during Campus Closures” series: how to create quizzes in Moodle and set them up for secure testing.

Moodle has a robust and flexible Quiz activity that can be used for both formative assessments and summative evaluations.  In this session we’ll explore how to create and/or import questions into your course quiz bank, how to set up Quiz activities for either low-stakes or high-stakes testing, and how to manage questions to be included in your quizzes.

We will also go over how to use Lockdown Browser and Monitor settings in Moodle, in order to provide a secure environment for your students to take the quizzes remotely.

Recording:

Please feel free to contact us at TLTC@purchase.edu with any questions or concerns.