Remote Teaching Support
Looking for support in transitioning to alternative course delivery for the Fall 2020 semester? The Office of the Associate Dean (Academic) is here to help. Take a look at these resources for remote teaching support and check back for regular updates.
Questions? Get in touch with Chris Donaldson, Manager, Academic Programs.
Instructional and Technical Support Student Assistants
As part of the Provost's funded summer 2020 co-op initiative, the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) has hired seven co-op students as Instructional and Technical Support Student Assistants. Known as the CSAHS Super 7, they are available to support instructors in their fall 2020 course preparations and have completed training from the Experiential Learning Hub, OpenEd, and the Office of Teaching and Learning.
The primary themes where support can be provided are focused around the CourseLink learning management system, video editing and production, and developing creative assets to use in your F20 course(s).
- Importing the CourseLink template to set up an instructor’s CourseLink course shell
- Setting up CourseLink tools (e.g., Discussions, Quizzes, Groups)
- Developing CourseLink content pages
Video Editing & Production
- Developing 'how to' videos
- Editing raw video files
- Formatting videos for accessibility (e.g., captioning and transcriptions)
- Facilitating the creation of short animated videos
- Developing infographics and toolkits (e.g., using educational technologies)
To request support, please complete the in-take form and e-mail to email@example.com.
A member of the team will be assigned to your request and will follow up with you directly.
Teaching and Learning Webinar Series
To support all instructors with their personal ongoing teaching and learning development, the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence (“The Hub”), in collaboration with the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics (LANG) Learning and Teaching Advisory Board, are hosting a series of teaching and learning professional development workshops.
To provide support and resources to instructors to help them in deciding what approaches are best for their individual courses, we have developed a webinar series that is pedagogically-focused, evidence-informed, and based on best practices. Recordings are available of past sessions, as well as supporting resources referred to in the recordings.
- Finding and Using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Classroom
- Effective and Flexible Course Design: The Big Picture
- Enhancing Active & Collaborative Learning in Flexible Course Design and Delivery
- Designing Assessments: A Learner-Centred Approach
- Strategies for Community Engaged Teaching and Learning in Remote Learning Environments
- Tools for Providing Meaningful (and quick!) Feedback to Students
- Teaching and Learning in a Virtual Classroom Setting
Educational Technologies Webinar Series
The Office of Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd) has developed a series of webinars and resources to support instructors in the use of educational technologies. You can access their Remote Teaching and Learning portal in addition to the recorded webinars, below.
- Synchronous or Asynchronous? Which is the best option for your course?
- Pick a Web Conferencing Tool: To Zoom or not to Zoom
- Course Design 1: Tips, Best Practices and Strategies to Go Remote
- Course Design 2: A Nuts & Bolts Approach to Go Remote
- Tools for Engaging Learners
- Tools for Assessment & Evaluation
- Tools for Communication & Social Presence
The University of Guelph has a tremendous amount of resources available to support teaching and learning practices. Below is not an exhaustive list, but useful resources to support remote teaching.