Category: continuity2020

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Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events As members of our Iowa State University community, faculty and staff play a valuable role in supporting our students and our community manage difficult situations. Traumatic situations have a significant impact on the student’s functioning and ability to succeed in the classroom. Students can be impacted by traumatic events, loss … Continue reading Helping Students Manage Traumatic Events

How to cite presentations at conferences canceled by the pandemic

It’s a question many researchers ponder: When my paper was accepted for a conference that later is canceled, is there still a place for it in my vitae? In this short article, library interim associate dean and head of the research services department Lorrie Pellack summarizes style recommendations from the Modern Language Association and American … Continue reading How to cite presentations at conferences canceled by the pandemic

Classroom technology for fall 2020 (ITS)

Information Technology Services (ITS) Audiovisual Experience Team (AVXT) is equipping general university classrooms with technology for live synchronous learning, asynchronous lecture capture, or both. Some classrooms will include pan/tilt/zoom cameras and integrated audio. These classrooms will enable lecture capture using Panopto with cloud storage, and/or connect with the instructor’s device for videoconferencing or recording. Other … Continue reading Classroom technology for fall 2020 (ITS)

Encouraging thoughtful participation (Teaching Tip)

Teaching synchronously online poses unique challenges for encouraging thoughtful participation. The ability to foster student participation is especially true if you teach a face-to-face course simultaneously with students attending the course online. We asked ISU Faculty (and surveyed the literature) to share these strategies for engaging students. Build community. It is challenging to volunteer an … Continue reading Encouraging thoughtful participation (Teaching Tip)

How CELT can support your teaching (Teaching Tip)

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), established in 1993, focuses on our mission of “Partnering with educators to advance student-centered learning at Iowa State University.” We provide resources for instructors, faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdocs interested in teaching. Below you can explore a few ways that we can help support your … Continue reading How CELT can support your teaching (Teaching Tip)

Guidance on FERPA Implications for Virtual Learning During COVID-19

On behalf of the Academic Continuity Working Group review the guidance for faculty on FERPA Implications for Virtual Learning and Classroom Video Recordings During COVID-19. This guidance was developed in consultation with the Office of University Counsel and recent direction provided by the US Department of Education. As with other communications, the document is posted … Continue reading Guidance on FERPA Implications for Virtual Learning During COVID-19

Helping students achieve success (Teaching Tip)

This fall semester brings more complications than any semester before. However, many fundamental aspects of teaching at Iowa State University remain the same. Our students bring their dreams and their aspirations with them to Ames. Whether the students know exactly what to study or are still figuring out their focus, it is our opportunity and … Continue reading Helping students achieve success (Teaching Tip)

IMPORTANT: Aug. 11th CELT Course Design Clinic now asynchronous delivery

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have moved to an asynchronous delivery for the CELT Condensed Course Design Clinic because of today’s significant storm (also known as a derecho) that impacted Story County and surrounding areas. Many of us have no power or internet. Therefore, we canceled the synchronous portion of the clinic (scheduled for August … Continue reading IMPORTANT: Aug. 11th CELT Course Design Clinic now asynchronous delivery

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)

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