Week Nine Teaching Update

May 22, 2020


This week, we highlight end-of-term activities: prompting student reflection on their learning and highlighting academic integrity. And we look ahead to summer teaching with updated resources like the new Remote Course Builder and upcoming orientation workshops.   

The Office of the Provost Faculty and GE Support Group

Week Nine Checklist

  • Thinking about how to draw this extraordinary term to a close? Read ideas from TEP, the UO Career Center, and faculty colleagues for ending remote courses in ways that invite students to reflect on the full range of what they’ve learned, including relevant career readiness and resilience skills. You can watch a recording of the TEP/UO Online Powerful Endings Workshop. 
  • As you look to final exams and projects with an eye toward academic integrity, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards reminds faculty and GEs that communicating explicit expectations about what's appropriate in terms of collaboration and consulting materials are helpful, as is opening channels to talk with you about their work and well-being, and reminding students of the potential consequences of misconduct. Instructions for using Vericite and randomizing and timing Canvas exams are available.
  • Zoom has issued a required upgrade to improve meeting security. To update Zoom on your computer, open the application, click on your picture (or initials) in the upper right, select “Check for Updates,” and install any updates when prompted. (If your computer is managed by your IT department, they will update Zoom for you.) After May 30, you will be forced to upgrade to Zoom v. 5 before connecting to a meeting. 

Summer Planning

Are you teaching this summer and looking for a timesaving introduction to the UO policies that govern, teaching practices that elevate, and resources that support remote teaching and learning? TEP, UO Online, and Information Services will help you get started.

During this workshop we’ll share the latest Academic Council expectations and highlight strategies for teaching in Canvas and Zoom, developing synchronous class sessions, engaging your students, and assessing their learning.

Select One Session:
Tuesday, May 26, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 3, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, June 10, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Click here to join us via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 948 1127 1843

Remote Course Builder
TEP and UO Online offer this streamlined resource to learn the “building blocks” of a UO remote course.

Monday Workshop Series

Building Your Exam, Calculating Grades
Monday, June 1, 2020
Select One: 9:00-10:00 a.m., 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Click here to join us via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 233 572 809

As we near the end of the 2020 Spring term, you may be thinking about preparing a final exam in Canvas, finalizing your gradebook and grading scheme, or uploading final grades from Canvas to DuckWeb. Join UO Online and TEP as we discuss strategies and processes for finishing the term with efficiency.

See the entire workshop lineup and videos of all sessions.

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