Resources for Faculty, TAs and Students - Fall 2020

For Faculty

ATSS Live Online Training
Single Sessions, July 7th - August 18th
Topics: Getting stared with Canvas, E-Proctoring, Engaging Students in Online Courses, Assessments, Using Kaltura and Zoom in Canvas are among the several live Zoom sessions and recorded webinars for faculty and staff. 
Sponsor: Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS)

CEI Live Online Workshops and Events 
Single Sessions, July 15th - August 5th
Topics: Discussion on Flexible Assignments and Assessments, Fall Engineering Labs Discussion, Supporting Learning Online: Building Community and Maintaining Motivation, Facilitating Student Engagement in Synchronous Zoom Sessions, Motivating Students with Feedback and more.
Sponsor: Center for Educational Innovation (CEI)

CEI Fall Teaching Enrichment Series 
Week 1: August 25th - 27th
Week 2: August 31st - September 3rd
Online webinars focused on getting started teaching online as well as improving the online learning experience. Within the series, there is a track designed specifically for Teaching Assistants including New TA Orientation.
Sponsors: CEI

Canvas Clinic (link TBA)
August 26th (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
September 3rd (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Will be held entirely online with Zoom this year,
Hands-on clinic for faculty and Teaching Assistants with questions.
Sponsors: ATSS/CEI/College Staff

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

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 Libraries Online 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.
Sponsors: 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

Fall 2020 New TA Orientation
August 31st (10 a.m. - Noon) & September 1st (2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) via Zoom
In this interactive session, new teaching assistants will be introduced to university resources for teaching, and will reflect on and discuss teaching strategies, roles, and responsibilities. Participants will also be introduced to key policies around FERPA, working with students with disabilities, and responsibilities in reporting Title IX violations, among others. All participants will learn from each other by talking through responses to potential challenging moments in the classroom.
Sponsors: ATSS/CEI

Fall 2020 Support for Teaching Assistants
Week 1: August 25th - 27th
Week 2: August 31st - September 3rd
All sessions are delivered online via Zoom.
Designed specifically for Teaching Assistants offered by the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) and Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS).
Get recognized for your investment in your professional development through the Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program (TAPD).  Additional webinars are offered through the Teaching Enrichment Series.
Sponsors: ATSS/CEI

Canvas Clinic (link TBA)
August 26th (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
September 3rd (12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Will be held entirely online with Zoom this year,
Hands-on clinic for faculty and Teaching Assistants with questions.
Sponsors: ATSS/CEI/College Staff

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 Libraries Online 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.
Sponsors: University Libraries

For Students

An "Online Learning 101" Canvas course site is being created and scheduled to be available on August 7th.  Here is the content as of July 28th.  Faculty may assign it to students or promote it early in semester as a resources.  ATSS is working with various central groups to promote it to students once it is live.
Sponsor: ATSS