CELT Programs CUW and CUAA – Fall 2020

Teaching Long Classes over Zoom: Strategies to Maximize Student Engagement

Thursday, September 10, 5:30-7:00 pm Central/6:30 – 8:00 pm Eastern
Facilitators: Susan Gallanis, Kate Robertson, Elizabeth Evans

This session will be held over Zoom and is for faculty who teach long Zoom classes (3 – 4 hours).

Teaching a long class (3 – 4 hours) over Zoom presents unique challenges for instructors as they develop active learning strategies and create engaging learning environments to help students learn effectively. This session will focus on best practices before, during and after your Zoom meeting with students. Faculty who are experienced with long Zoom sessions, including Chris Scudella, Alexa Doebele and Marcia Stanczyk, will share effective strategies they have incorporated into their teaching. There will also be time for some hands on practice using some of the Zoom interactive tools.

Assessments in Blackboard – Summer 2020

Session Recording (7/17/2020)

Resources related to this session:

PowerPoint: Assessments in Blackboard

Blackboard Tests Summer 2020

Set Test Availability Exceptions for Accommodations 10132015

Blackboard Test Feedback Options Summer 2020

Test Feedback: What Students See (2 examples)

Upload Test Questions to Blackboard (Tab-delimited TXT file)

Test Question Types

How to copy (export/import) at test from one course to another


Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor Info for Instructors Summer 2020

Respondus Help Center for Students

Blackboard Interactive Asynchronous Tools Sessions – Summer 2020

Link to a previously recorded session (July 30, 2020)

Below are resources related to this session.

Session PowerPoint: Blackboard Interactive Asynchronous Tools

Create a Discussion Forum
Discussion Boards View, Subscribe, Read and Respond
Grade Discussion Forums

Creating Groups
Create and Grade a Group Assignment

Group Tools in Blackboard (including Group Discussion Forums)

Private Journals

Course Design and Pedagogy Sessions – Summer 2020

Link to a previously recorded session (July 13, 2020)

Session PPT (updated June 29, 2020): Course Design and Pedagogy PPT June 29

Class Schedule Template (downloadable and editable)

Uncommon Return Student Return to Campus Plan

Theodore Hopkins (CUAA) article about wearing face masks

Student Laptop Computer Requirements 2020 – 2021

Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery – Fall 2020 and Beyond

June 17, 2020 Session Recording

Resources related to this session offered multiple times over the Summer, 2020.

Detailed tutorial: Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery Fall 2020 and Beyond 

PowerPoint: Blackboard for Effective Course Delivery Fall 2020 and Beyond

Class Schedule Template (downloadable and editable)

Course Quality Checklist: Course Quality Checklist 06 12 2020

Four foundational videos for setting up your Blackboard course: (link to videos)

Link to demo video of the new inline grading tool, Bb Annotate: (Bb Annotatate demo)

Add a Web link to your Blackboard course (i.e., for Zoom session link): (link to video)

How to use the Date Management Tool: (link to video)

CELT Programs and CUW and CUAA – Summer 2020

Summer Zoom Weekly Drop-In for Faculty Every Thursday

This summer CELT is sponsoring a time to keep in touch with colleagues every Thursday Noon – 1:00 pm Central time/1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern from May 28 through August 20. This time is for socializing and talking about teaching. E-mail Elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu for Zoom link.

Faculty Scholarship Workshop

Sponsored by the Faculty Scholarship Committee

Tuesday June 2, 2020 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm Central Time/ 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Eastern Time
(Audience: FT faculty from both campuses)

Our traditional approach to Faculty Scholarship Boot Camp is being reimagined this year. Instead of a quiet place to work with lunch and snacks, we are planning time to learn from and share with each other about our work in the steps of a research project – from idea to publication.

Schedule of Events
9:00 – 10:00 am Developing a Research Question – Sandy Slater
10:00 – 11:00 am Discerning Design from an Initial Research Question – Angela Walmsley
11:00 – 11:45 am Developing a Teaching and Learning Project and next year’s CITG Application (CITG due June 15, 2020) – Elizabeth Evans
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Roundtable Discussion on Current Research Projects (bring your own lunch) – Facilitated by Julie Dresen
12:45 – 1:30 pm Writing a Book Proposal – Mark Wolf
1:30 – 2:30 pm Writing an Abstract – Jeff Walz

One Small Change Can Make a Big Impact: Universal Design Benefits All Students

Thursday June 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time/2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time via Zoom.

Presented by Laura Traynor (Pharmacy) and Susan Gallanis (CELT)

This session is for faculty. The presenters will introduce the concept and principles behind Universal Design and how making small changes can positively impact all students in a course. A new Blackboard tool that enhances Universal Design, Ally, will be introduced. Ally assists faculty in developing a course that benefits all types of learners.

Best Practices for Poly-synchronous Teaching (in-person students and Zoom students at the same time)

Thursday July 23, 3:00 – 4:00 pm Central/4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern

Instruction for traditional undergraduate and graduate courses that would normally be fully in-person will be different in Fall 2020 as we use social distancing. In most classes, not all the students will be able to fit in the classroom at the same time; one method to address this problem is to have those students who cannot be present physically join in that lesson via Zoom at the same time the lesson is being delivered.

This is a high tech set up and needs an instructor who is thinking about engaging both groups of students throughout the class period.

Vocation: Finding Meaning and Inspiring Students [NetVUE Grant] (via Zoom)

Rachel Pickett, with Elizabeth Evans
Tuesday August 4, 11:00am Central to 12:30pm Central/ Noon Eastern to 1:30 Eastern
Drop ins at the beginning of the program are also welcome

Exploring vocation enriches students’ higher education experiences and supports our university mission to develop the whole person. This session will include information and resources about vocation and developing related tools to use with students. Ideas on how to address Lutheran vocation to facilitate faith and learning in the classroom are included. This is an introduction to the NetVUE Grant program which NOW offers a $500 stipend for faculty and staff who participate, develop a lesson for students, and share the evaluation of student learning connected to that lesson. http://celt.cuw.edu/netvue-grant-process/

New and Returning Faculty Development Day – August 6, 2020

All sessions via Zoom

Designing Your Course and Syllabus – Elizabeth Evans, Erin Laverick and Kate Robertson
8:15 to 9:45 Central/9:15 to 10:45 Eastern
Learn about and incorporate best practices in syllabus development and course design. Discussion will include the Concordia University syllabus template, including the latest revision for this fall, how to demonstrate connection to Global Learning Outcomes and what is required to document the credit hour policy.

Active Lecturing – Susan Gallanis and Elizabeth Evans
10:00am to 11:00am Central/11:00 to Noon Eastern
Learn strategies to maintain students’ attention when you lecture including effective PowerPoint design.

Faculty Resources – Elizabeth Evans, Susan Gallanis, Julie Dresen and Erin Laverick
11:15 to 12:15pm Central/12:15 to 1:15 pm Eastern
Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, including research/scholarship support, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help.

Blackboard Basics – Susan Gallanis and Justin Frisque
1:00pm to 2:30 pm Central/2:00pm to 3:30pm Eastern
Learn how to add content, Blackboard Assignments (“dropboxes”) and set up the gradebook for a fall course! This is an ideal session for faculty new to using Blackboard.

Traditional Adjunct In-Service
Preparing for Fall 2020 Instruction at the Mequon and Ann Arbor Campuses

With Erin Laverick, Elizabeth Evans, Tori Negash, and Steve Taylor

Thursday August 6 (20200806-5)
4:00 pm to 5:45pm Central/ 5:00pm – 6:45pm Eastern
Or (repeat)
Wednesday, August 12 (20200812-1)
4:00 pm to 5:45pm Central/ 5:00pm – 6:45pm Eastern

Topics include COVID Considerations, Faculty Uncommon Return, Teaching with COPPER (Communication, Organization, Planning, Presence, Enthusiasm and Rapport); Student Support and Accommodations, Classroom technology updates, Blackboard Responsibilities, Updated; Accessing Zoom and Blackboard training, resources and help.