Webinars

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TLS has produced the following webinars to support instructors with the planning and implementation of remote teaching.

 

 

Planning

Planning for remote delivery

Does adapting your courses for remote delivery seem like a daunting task? In this webinar, we will help you plan with your specific course context and desired learning outcomes in mind. We review the options and the rationales to balance fixed activities, where students are “in class” at the same time, and flexible activities, where students participate at a time that is possible for them. Note that this webinar is preparation for "Designing assessments for remote delivery."

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Designing assessments for remote delivery

Rethinking assessment strategies for your Fall 2020 courses? Concerned about academic integrity? In this webinar, we look at different types of assessments, along with design strategies that encourage academic integrity. Note that this webinar builds on "Planning for remote delivery."

Resources and readings

Resources

Supplemental Readings

  • Brindley, J. E., Walti, C., & Blaschke, L. M. (2009). Creating effective collaborative learning groups in an online environment. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(3). doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v10i3.675
  • Du, J., Wang, C., Zhou, M., Xu, J., Fan, X., & Lei, S. (2018). Group trust, communication media and interactivity: Toward an integrated model of online collaborative learning. Interactive Learning Environments (26)2, 273-286. doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2017.1320565
  • Wang, Q. (2010). Using online shared workspaces to support group collaborative learning. Computers & Education, 55, 1270-1276. doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2010.05.023


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Course Design Essentials (CDE)

This three-part webinar series is designed to fast track your course planning efforts. You will apply principles of backward design to (re)design one of your courses and create an overall course plan. The need to adapt your course to promote student learning in the remote context will be taken into consideration.

DATE TIME ACTIVITY
Tuesday, December 8

9:30 - 10:30am

Introduction to course design and writing learning outcomes

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Wednesday, December 9

9:30 - 10:30am

Planning assessments

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Thursday, December 10

9:30 - 10:30am

Planning instructional strategies and next steps

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Implementation

Preparing course content

Find out how to create, curate and organize your course content. This webinar will give you an overview of the various tools available to create your course content, how to organize your materials and engage your students by designing learning activities.


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Promoting student interaction and engagement for remote learning

Keep your remote courses interactive and engaging using McGill’s virtual teaching tools. This interactive webinar will present suggestions on how to keep your students actively learning while connecting with peers and instructors in a meaningful way.

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Getting started with Polling @ McGill

Interested to know how polling can be used to engage your students? This webinar will introduce you to the variety of ways to use Polling @ McGill. You will experience the different types of polling questions and consider when best to use them.


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Engaging students online with Zoom: Taking Zoom to the next level

Have you got the basics of Zoom? Interested in how to engage your students more in Fall 2020? This 30 min session will focus on key strategies you can implement to engage students online with Zoom. We will focus on whiteboarding, screen sharing, breakout rooms as well as other interactive strategies to take your Zoom skills to the next level.


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Teaching strategies for engaging students in remote learning

Wondering how to enhance student engagement, promote discussions, and encourage learning in your remote classes? Come experience several strategies through demonstrations and peer sharing. You will leave with concrete ideas for planning your classes.


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Creating online assessments in myCourses

Wondering which myCourses assessment tools can best support student learning in your course? This webinar will identify the various types of assessment technologies available in myCourses, with an emphasis on the Quizzes and Assignments tools.


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Peer assessment with Peergrade

Want to know more about peer assessment and how it can be done remotely? This webinar will introduce you to peer assessment and how Peergrade can support the process. You will learn about the key parameters for your peer assessment activity and how to get started with Peergrade.


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Designing and implementing effective teamwork assignments

Have you ever assigned a team assignment that resulted in students complaining about peers not pulling their weight? Are you seeking ideas for designing effective team assignments? Join us for this session where we will discuss how to plan effective teamwork assignments and use Peergrade to implement them.

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Managing your course in myCourses

Curious about how myCourses can help you stay connected with your students and keep them on track while instructing them remotely? Join us for this webinar that will highlight the different tools and strategies to help you manage your course, communicate expectations and help your students succeed.


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How are students faring? Planning and implementing your mid-course evaluation strategy

Wondering how students are faring in your course several weeks into the semester? Join us for this webinar where we will address how to select an appropriate mid-course evaluation strategy and determine how to respond to feedback.

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Tips for teaching remotely

Are you teaching remotely this semester? TLS is here to support you with tips and discussions on topics such as building community with your students in an online environment and engaging them in learning. We’ll get the conversation going and then open the virtual floor to a Q&A.


February 4 (12–12:30pm)
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February 17 (12–12:30pm)
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March 18 (12–12:30pm)
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April 6 (12–12:30pm)
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Related Topics

Promoting community and well-being in a remote learning environment

In this webinar, we share strategies for helping students feel connected and part of a classroom community in a remote learning environment.


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