Wilkes University

Upcoming Faculty Workshops Offered by OTTL

Building Student Engagement into Your Online Course | Wondering how to increase student engagement in your courses? Maybe you struggled to get students’ attention during the spring transition to remote teaching. Now you have time to be more selective with the strategies you implement, but you want to be sure you use tried and true approaches.

This interactive workshop will address why student engagement is critical in an online or hybrid course and provide you with some of the top tips for developing an online course that results in an engaged learning community. We will also look at a variety of tools and specific strategies you can utilize to increase active learning so that students are not just passive bystanders in your courses.
Join us at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, using this Zoom link and password: https://zoom.us/j/91184739722? pwd= ZEc2S25rVzlQWU9DdTh0RjNBZnN2QT 09 (password: 445882).

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 cover 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 Zoom link and password: https://zoom.us/j/97147592498? pwd= K1dTT0wzSE1lS1REWWNINDM3a05LUT 09 (password: 123908).

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!

D2L Brightspace Subscription Training | Take your knowledge of D2L/LIVE to the next level with this tiered, modular training to support your continued technical development with LIVE. Learn at your own pace with on-demand or facilitated courses and specific tool walk-throughs. Create your own training path to acquire skills to save time with grading, re-use lessons, accept electronic submissions, quiz your students securely, track students’ progress, and much more.

Join the Brightspace Community by following the link and instructions you received from them on May 28 or visit Community.brightspace.com to create your account. Once your account is created, log in and access Subscription Training by clicking on the Learning Center link from the menu bar along the top then click on the blue Subscription Training box on the right.