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Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction

This post is adapted from National Deaf Center’s Your Questions, Answered page. As a reminder, for help at Iowa State University: Contact the Student Accessibility Services staff at 515-294-7220 or email accessibility@iastate.edu Or, if you have a pedagogical question, contact CELT at 515-294-5357 or email celt@iastate.edu. 10 Tips for Educators These ten tips from the National Deaf … Continue reading Remember Accessibility in the Rush to Online Instruction

Supply Chain Management course earns Quality Matters certification

Professor David Cantor’s SCM 563 – Purchasing and Supply Management course (Ivy College of Business) was certified on July 31 in the national Quality Matters program that recognizes excellence in online course design. External reviewers measure a course against eight standards in the certification process. Cantor’s course is the first Ivy College of Business course … Continue reading Supply Chain Management course earns Quality Matters certification

Get Ready for Fall Semester! (Teaching Tip)

Fall semester, beginning August 17th, is right around the corner. As you prepare, CELT has you covered with website resources, programming, and the ISU Course Template. Of great interest: ISU Course Template: Easy to use and to adapt, the ISU Course Template contains the fundamental components for a quality online course. The template is pre-loaded … Continue reading Get Ready for Fall Semester! (Teaching Tip)

Required Syllabus Statement for Face-to-Face Components: COVID-19 health and safety requirements

Per the Face Coverings, Syllabus Language, and Class Attendance (SVPP COVID-19 Communication #15) The following new language developed in collaboration with the Academic Continuity Workgroup, Dean of Students Office, and Faculty Senate Executive Board, is to be included verbatim in the syllabus for any course you teach having an in-person (face-to-face) component. Review and use … Continue reading Required Syllabus Statement for Face-to-Face Components: COVID-19 health and safety requirements

What to do when face coverings policy is ignored (Inside Iowa State)

(Re-posted from the Inside Iowa State What to do when face coverings policy is ignored web article) By Dave Roepke July 23, 2020 Positive reinforcement, modeling and education are the main approaches for promoting adherence to Iowa State’s policy requiring everyone to wear face coverings on university property when within 6 feet of other people, … Continue reading What to do when face coverings policy is ignored (Inside Iowa State)

Guidance for Supporting Community Expectations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At Iowa State University, our students, faculty, and staff’s health and safety are always significant considerations. Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, all ISU community members need to recognize that it will take a community-wide effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. This guidance encourages accountability to a community of care, which reflects not only behavior associated … Continue reading Guidance for Supporting Community Expectations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Choose your instructional tool adventure webinars

Choose your instructional tool adventure (30-minute teaching topics) CELT’s Choose Your Instructional Tool Adventure focuses on various instructional strategies found on the CELT website and demonstrates practical ways to incorporate these tools in a Canvas course. Instructional support staff from across campus will facilitate each 30-minute byte. These 30-minutes builds on concepts covered on the … Continue reading Choose your instructional tool adventure webinars

Download the New Playbook for Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online

Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19 is a faculty-focused playbook intended to improve course design, teaching, and learning in online environments. With special attention to the needs of instructors teaching online for the first time, the guide offers strategies for getting started and improving over time. Developed by the Online Learning Consortium, the … Continue reading Download the New Playbook for Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online

Known Issues archive

Zoom March 26, 2020 Some Zoom users are experiencing what is being called ‘Zoombombing,’  in which non-students join your Zoom session for the sole purpose of disrupting class. To address this problem, Zoom has recommendations for avoiding Zoombombing and CELT has compiled a page of Best Practices to Prevent Zoombombing. Webex March 26, 2020 Zoombombing … Continue reading Known Issues archive