April 17, 2020
We have been gathering your remote teaching experiences this week through a brief survey. If there are additional ways we can support you, please use the survey to tell us. We want to ensure our individual support options, Monday workshop series, and the timely reminders and resources in these emails align with your needs.
More than 1,500 students responded to a similar survey indicating remote learning works best for them when faculty are flexible, organized, provide opportunities for interaction, and are reasonable about student workload. Read some of their responses.
The Office of the Provost Faculty and GE Support Group
Week Four Checklist
Faculty and GEs can continue to adjust assessment structures in courses so long as learning outcomes are met, according to Academic Council’s guidance. If you’re thinking of making a change, alternative assessment ideas are available for your consideration.
A reminder that Academic Council has required that attendance cannot factor into course grades and that participation points can be made up or waived.
UO’s Midway Student Experience Survey won’t be centrally deployed, but you can import a version of it directly into your Canvas course.
Midway through the course consider:
- Your Canvas course site has limited storage capacity. If you’ve been uploading media directly into Canvas, without using Panopto, you may find yourself running out of space. See Managing Course Files and Managing Media Files for more information.
Colleague to Colleague: Approaches to Assessment
Faculty and GEs have shared examples of how they’re changing their assessments for remote instruction. We hope you enjoy these glimpses of colleagues’ teaching.
Monday Workshop Series
The Canvas Gradebook
Monday, April 20, 2020
Select One: 9:00 -10:00 am, 2:00-3:00 pm
Click here to join us via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 233 572 809
Academic Council has required posting of grades in Canvas this term. UO Online and TEP invite you to a workshop to familiarize yourself with the Canvas Gradebook, explore Gradebook best practices, and learn Gradebook features that can save you time and keep you connected with students.
See the full workshop lineup, including upcoming sessions on active learning, supporting student wellbeing, and the career readiness skills of remote learning.
Let Us Support You
UO Safety and Risk Services provides resources to support healthy workspaces including its ergonomics webpage and this worksheet on remote workstation safety. A limited number of remote assessments of faculty and GE work spaces are available.
Teaching Engagement Program
Contact us any time with your teaching questions! You can use this form and a consultant will be in touch.
Drop-ins for Zoom Support
- Mondays from 9:00 a.m.-noon (through May 18): Monday Zoom link
- Thursdays from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (through May 21): Thursday Zoom link
Did you know students can receive training to monitor your Zoom sessions?
Faculty who want a helping hand with real-time Zoom classroom management can now identify a “Zoom assistant” from within the course to receive training. Information Services student workers will provide 30-minute training sessions by appointment. This training will be available exclusively to individuals whom faculty identify, such as GEs, Teaching Assistants, undergraduate Learning Assistants, or student volunteers within a given course. Trainings will empower identified assistants to help the instructor scan for raised hands, monitor chat, and assist with features like breakout rooms, screen sharing, polling, and white boards.