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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."

Resources and readings

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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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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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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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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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Related Topics

More tips for teaching remotely

Back by popular demand! TLS is eager to offer more tips and engage in more 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.

August 12 (12:00-12:30pm)
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August 19 (12:00-12:30pm)
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August 26 (12:00-12:30pm)
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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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