Resources for Faculty, TAs and Students - Fall 2020

For Faculty

Teaching With Technology Recorded Webinars 
Available online, anytime 
Topics: 10 things students want their instructors to know about Canvas, Getting started with teaching online, Synchronous vs. Asynchronous: Using Kaltura and Zoom in Canvas, Creating or Revising Online Assessments, E-Proctoring for Online Exams and more.
Sponsor: ATSS

Teaching with Technology Self-Help Guides 
Available online, anytime
Topics: Kaltura MediaSpace: Upload and Manage Media, Canvas Transition: Migrate a Course from Moodle to Canvas, Canvas: Create and Organize Content, Canvas: Assess and Grade Student Work, Canvas: Communicate with Students, Zoom: Teach, Meet, and Learn with Zoom and more.
Sponsor: ATSS

Learning Online 101 Canvas Site for Students - Faculty may assign this to students or promote it early in semester as a resource.  
Online Learning 101 Outline
Enroll in Learning Online 101

Learning Online 101 is a self-paced course for students that prepares you for technical and academic success in online and hybrid courses. As we are thrust into online and blended learning due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, skills that make you successful online learners are more important than ever. The course touches on self-motivation, time management, technical skills, and available student support, which all contribute to greater success in online classes, with advice directly from UMN faculty and students. Learning Online 101 prepares you to meet these challenges and typically takes 2-3 hours to complete.
Sponsors: ATSS/CEI/UMN-Duluth

Coursera Courses and Specializations
All University of Minnesota instructors, students, and staff have access to
more than 3,800 courses and 400 Coursera Specializations (sets of courses in a specific area) at no cost. Learners can register at no charge through October 31, 2020 and will have until December 31, 2020 to complete their Coursera courses.  This electronic curricular material consists of a series of modules with 8-12 minute video segments, readings, assessments, and assignments that can be used to supplement your content. Courses are available in a variety of disciplines from leading U.S. and international universities, including the University of Minnesota. Faculty, students, and staff can now take any of the Coursera offerings at no charge.
Sponsors: Coursera/University of Minnesota

Course Re/Design and Development Consultation
Design engaging learning experiences for your face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.  Begin with an ATSS consultation.
Sponsor: ATSS

CEI Faculty Consultation
While University of Minnesota classes are being taught via alternative instruction, CEI consultants are available to work with you to find creative, flexible, and practical solutions for your remote teaching plan. 
Sponsor: CEI

One-on-One Online Consultation
TeachingSupport @ UMN works with a wide variety of support entities across the University system including departmental and collegiate units as well as specialized services units.
Sponsor: TeachingSupport @ UMN

University of Minnesota Libraries Electronic Reserves
University Libraries provide access to some materials through online resources and scanning of materials in their collections.  This can be accessible to students through Canvas as the Libraries create a unique Library Course Page for each course, which appears in the left navigation bar in the Canvas Course site.  Faculty and TAs may also edit this Library Course Page for their course.
Sponsor: University Libraries

Provost's Faculty & Instructor Development Site
Includes some resources listed above PLUS in-depth course design programming for faculty and TAs:

- Foundations of Online Teaching (~ 20 hours)

- Online Course Design Seminar: Transitioning from Face-to-Face to Remote Teaching (5 weeks)

- Online Teaching and Design Program (9 weeks, approx. 5 hrs per week)

- Teaching with Writing Online (~10 hrs over 1 week)

Sponsors: ATSS/CEI/University Libraries/Center for Writing

UMN Canvas Learning Center
A Canvas site - in module format - set up for the University's transition from Moodle to Canvas. 
Modules include an Introduction to Canvas, Transitioning Materials from Moodle to Canvas, Organizing Content, Communication, Assessments and Collaboration.  
Sponsor: ATSS

Accessible U Information for Instructors
Instructors may receive a variety of accommodation requests. The more you make your course accessible, the fewer accommodation requests you may receive and the more students with or without accessibility needs will be able to use, learn, and navigate your course materials and classroom experiences.
Sponsors: Disability Resource Center/ATSS/User Experience Support Services/University Relations/College of Liberal Arts

For Teaching Assistants

Provost's Faculty & Instructor Development Site
Includes some resources listed above PLUS in-depth course design programming for faculty and TAs:

- Foundations of Online Teaching (~ 20 hours)

- Online Course Design Seminar: Transitioning from Face-to-Face to Remote Teaching (5 weeks)

- Online Teaching and Design Program (9 weeks, approx. 5 hrs per week)

- Teaching with Writing Online (~10 hrs over 1 week)

Sponsors: ATSS/CEI/University Libraries/Center for Writing

University of Minnesota Libraries Electronic Reserves
University Libraries provide access to some materials through online resources and scanning of materials in their collections.  This can be accessible to students through Canvas as the Libraries create a unique Library Course Page for each course, which appears in the left navigation bar in the Canvas Course site.  Faculty and TAs may also edit this Library Course Page for their course.
Sponsor: University Libraries

Coursera Courses and Specializations
All University of Minnesota instructors, students, and staff have access to more than 3,800 courses and 400 Coursera Specializations (sets of courses in a specific area) at no cost. Learners can register at no charge through October 31, 2020 and will have until December 31, 2020 to complete their Coursera courses.  This electronic curricular material consists of a series of modules with 8-12 minute video segments, readings, assessments, and assignments that can be used to supplement your content. Courses are available in a variety of disciplines from leading U.S. and international universities, including the University of Minnesota. Faculty, students, and staff can now take any of the Coursera offerings at no charge.
Sponsors: Coursera/University of Minnesota

For Students

Learning Online 101 Canvas Site for Students
Online Learning 101 Outline
Enroll in Learning Online 101

Learning Online 101 is a self-paced course for students that prepares you for technical and academic success in online and hybrid courses. As we are thrust into online and blended learning due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, skills that make you successful online learners are more important than ever. The course touches on self-motivation, time management, technical skills, and available student support, which all contribute to greater success in online classes, with advice directly from UMN faculty and students. Learning Online 101 prepares you to meet these challenges and typically takes 2-3 hours to complete.
Sponsors: ATSS/CEI/UMN-Duluth

Center for Educational Innovation Learn Online Site
Important information for University of Minnesota students taking online courses.  Many of your classes this semester will be offered in either an online or a blended format as part of the University’s efforts to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some tips and helpful resources to help you succeed.  Tips, FAQ, Faculty and Student Perspectives, Health and Well-Being, etc.
Sponsors: CEI/ASR/CCAPS/UMN/SMART Learning Commons/OIT

Coursera Courses and Specializations

All University of Minnesota instructors, students, and staff have access to more than 3,800 courses and 400 Coursera Specializations (sets of courses in a specific area) at no cost. Learners can register at no charge through October 31, 2020 and will have until December 31, 2020 to complete their Coursera courses.  This electronic curricular material consists of a series of modules with 8-12 minute video segments, readings, assessments, and assignments that can be used to supplement your content. Courses are available in a variety of disciplines from leading U.S. and international universities, including the University of Minnesota. Faculty, students, and staff can now take any of the Coursera offerings at no charge.
Sponsors: Coursera/University of Minnesota