Wilkes University

UPDATE: OTTL Faculty Workshop Scheduled for July 16

Strategies for Effective and Engaging Synchronous Classes | Go beyond a live lecture! Your students can be active participants in engaging synchronous class sessions.

This workshop will review and utilize the tools and techniques you can use in Virtual Classroom to ensure your students aren’t wandering away during valuable live sessions. What can you do in a synchronous session? Here are some ideas we’ll cover:

  • Live learning: lectures, exam review, student consults/advising, guest presenters

  • Collaboration: discussion, group work, role-play/simulation

  • Engage and assess: polls, emojis, chat, student presentations

We’ll demonstrate the polling, breakout rooms, whiteboard, chat and screen-sharing tools so you get hands-on experience from a student perspective.

Join us at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16,
using this updated link: https://ysu-na.youseeu.com/ sync-activity/invite/879771/ 31f531b1d1714a868875dc4e615cc4 e6?lti-scope=d2l-resource- syncmeeting-list.

Also remember…

You can find all of the info about OTTL workshops and past recordings on the Online Teaching Contingency website at https://sites.google.com/ wilkes.edu/ottl-contingency- planning/trainings-workshops Don't forget to check out all the other great resources to help you develop your online courses while you are there!

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