Mini Workshops

 

As remote teaching begins this week, the ND Learning | Kaneb Center is here to help you with your updated TA duties. See below for Zoom-based workshops in the next two weeks. To receive future updates, contact kaneb@nd.edu to be added to our weekly newsletter.


 

New Mini-Workshops

Workshops designed with you in mind for efficient and productive discussion.

The following "mini-workshops" will offer 15 minutes of content and up to 45 minutes of Q&A. Registration is not required. To join the session, click the title and you will be routed to the Zoom meeting.
 



Hosting Office Hours in Zoom
Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
This mini workshop will offer advice for successfully holding synchronous office hours in Zoom. In particular, we will talk about Waiting Rooms and tips for scheduling.

Hosting Office Hours in Sakai
Thursday, March 26, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Are you wondering how to effectively host your office hours remotely? This workshop will provide more information on pedagogical considerations around Sakai features that you can utilize for your synchronous or asynchronous office hours.

Maintaining a Teaching Schedule at Home
Thursday, March 26, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Research shows that routines can mitigate anxiety especially in times of disruption. In this workshop we will address the benefits of a routine, share strategies, review sample schedules, and discuss the benefits of synchronous vs. asynchronous materials to improve experiences and manage stress associated with online learning and remote work.

Active Learning on Zoom
Monday, March 30, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Just because you’ve transitioned your class online doesn’t mean you have to abandon the active learning strategies of in-person instruction. This mini-workshop is designed to introduce you to some basic active learning activities and how you can use Zoom’s tools and features to incorporate them into online instruction.

Evaluating Participation on Discussion Boards
Wednesday, April 1, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
If you’re struggling with how to assess class participation now that courses have moved online, you’re not alone. This mini-workshop is designed to introduce instructors to some basic strategies for evaluating student participation in online discussion boards. 
 

Repeat Workshops

Registration is not required. To join the session, click the title and you will be routed to the Zoom session.
 



Intro to Sakai for Online TAing
Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Are you wondering how to effectively TA remotely via Sakai? This workshop will provide more information on pedagogical considerations around Sakai features that you can utilize for your class.

Discussion Sections & Tutorials via Zoom
Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The first half of this workshop will give an introduction to Zoom and its features, with an emphasis on pedagogical considerations. In particular, we will focus on polling, breakout rooms, and other tips for successfully leading a synchronous discussion online. The second half will be dedicated to Q&A.  

Compassionate Communication During Times of Disruption
Friday, March 27, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

This Zoom  workshop will introduce TAs and graduate student instructors to principles and best practices for communicating with students online during times of disruption. We’ll provide some background on student challenges; review the pedagogical ideals of the online classroom; and discuss strategies for compassionate communication that can help students (and teachers) navigate the transition to online instruction. 
 

Blog Post

Finding a New Normal: Teaching remotely while caregiving
by Dominique Vargas

"Amid the intense cultural changes implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, many of us have suddenly become full-time caregivers, teachers, coaches, counselors, and nurses for our children, younger siblings, or even aging parents while also making the difficult shift to online learning and remote work. How can we care for others, teach effectively, and maintain personal wellbeing in this time of disruption?..."
 

More information

Pedagogical Support for Remote Teaching
Instructional Continuity