Microsoft offers a wide range of trainings and documentation for remote learning and teaching
Learning Lab | How to Create and Teach Engaging, Equitable, and Inclusive Online Classes
Part 1: July 20 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: July 22 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET
Part 3: July 29 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET
Part 4: August 5 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET
Online courses can feel isolating, dry, and unengaging for both students and faculty. The distance inherent in polysynchronous formats raises barriers to meaningful interactions that foster effective learning. But we can create online courses in all formats that welcome and support all of our students, that exclude or marginalize no one, and that faculty find rewarding to teach as well. With a focus on Universal Design for Learning, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and social and emotional connections that promote a strong learning community, we'll explore ways of designing and facilitating online courses to promote rich and robust teaching and learning interactions.
Part 1: August 9 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: August 11 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET
Part 3: August 18 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET
Part 4: August 25 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. ET
We all pivoted in the past year to remote or distance learning in an attempt to keep the disruption of the pandemic to a minimum. We found that some things worked well and others not as much. How can we bring intentional course design and human presence to the online classroom? This learning lab focuses on this question.
We hope the following tips, tricks, and pedagogy techniques give teachers and instructors an extra boost of creativity and motivation. These episodes are perfect for your drive to work or can be integrated as a ten-minute think session to get your wheels turning before stepping into the classroom or “zooming” onto the computer screen.
Begins June 16, 2021
This competency-based, skill-building course will help non-U.S. students, first-generation immigrants, and foreign-born professionals better understand and master American online learning, as well as other U.S. virtual environments, for college and career success. In the post-COVID era, the course can also be very instrumental in assisting U.S.-based institutions in organizing remote learning activities for their current or prospective international students.
Connect with fellow Higher Ed leaders to share ideas and insights on a fall term like no other. Scroll to the bottom of the page to be notified about the August sessions.
The Blackboard Understanding the Ultra Experience Series is a 4-week program positioned to deepen your understanding of the Ultra experience for Learn and provide you with the information and answers you need as you learn about the transition to the Ultra experience.