Category: continuity2020

Take the next step toward quality course design with programs & resources

Engage in CELT’s 2020 Summer Programming Register for the events listed below by searching CELT’s Upcoming Events page or CELT’s channel on the ISU Events Calendar. Course Design: Design, re-design, and maximize your online courses! We are at capacity for each of the CELT’s Summer Course Design Institutes (Jun. 22-25, Jul. 13-16, Aug.3-6) and we … Continue reading Take the next step toward quality course design with programs & resources

Prepare for Fall 2020 by engaging in summer CELT programs (Teaching Tip)

CELT Summer Course Design Institute (2020) The CELT Course Design Institute (CDI) focuses on course planning, building a student-centered course in Canvas, active engagement strategies, learning assessment techniques, designing a learner-centered syllabus, and implementing accessibility. The Course Design Institute is for four days. Each day consists of a required engagement in a 60-minute synchronous hands-on … Continue reading Prepare for Fall 2020 by engaging in summer CELT programs (Teaching Tip)

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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 in the … Continue reading Choose your instructional tool adventure webinars

Implement online course essentials and guidance for virtual classes summer 2020 (Teaching Tip)

Online Course Essentials (ONCE) is a simple ISU Course Template in Canvas and a straightforward process to assist instructors in including the must-have elements in their online courses. Whether a course is taught entirely online or as a combination of face-to-face lectures with online instructional materials, activities, and assessments, it can benefit from including these … Continue reading Implement online course essentials and guidance for virtual classes summer 2020 (Teaching Tip)

Guidance for virtual classes summer 2020

(May 1, 2020) As virtual instruction evolves from the spring semester to summer, it is appropriate to review the best practices for delivering online education, in particular how faculty interact with students. Students’ relationships with instructors is a hallmark of the Iowa State academic experience. This document shares new federal guidelines regarding interaction between instructors … Continue reading Guidance for virtual classes summer 2020

Take a moment to celebrate the end of this semester! (Teaching Tip)

Congratulations on the end of this historic semester in which we shifted from face-to-face to virtual teaching this spring semester! To guide you through the grade submission process, follow the seven steps outlined on the End of Semester Checklist page. As a reminder, grades are due Tuesday, May 12 at 2:15 p.m. (Note: Due to the COVID-19 Temporary Pass/Not … Continue reading Take a moment to celebrate the end of this semester! (Teaching Tip)

Promote diversity & inclusion using these COVID-19 resources

During this unprecedented time, we recognize that Iowa State University’s campus footprint has increasingly expanded into digital and virtual environments. The campus community should be aware that climate considerations continue to extend into all spaces where our members engage. Therefore, we ask that everyone be vigilant to uphold our Principles of Community despite our physical and social … Continue reading Promote diversity & inclusion using these COVID-19 resources

4 factors to prepare for remote assessments (Teaching Tip)

So much of the spring semester 2020 is different. As you prepare for your final exams, consider the following factors, and consult the CELT Remote Assessments page for more information. 1. Determine the acceptable evidence of learning Your learning goals are an excellent place to start when considering alternative assessments. Consider: What can I do … Continue reading 4 factors to prepare for remote assessments (Teaching Tip)

9 points to remember when building your online assessments

At a recent ISU Online Learning Community, three faculty discussed how they tackle assessments in their online courses while upholding academic integrity that focuses on their students and instructional objectives. As you begin to build your online final exams, consider these tips: Elizabeth Stegemoller (Kinesiology) shared, Remember, not all students are as tech-savvy as you … Continue reading 9 points to remember when building your online assessments