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Remote teaching training sessions for faculty

In a collaborative effort, University Technology, Teaching and Learning Technologies and University Center for Innovation in Teaching, and Education are offering remote training sessions and drop-in hours today (May 26) through May 29 for faculty members who are interested in fine-tuning their virtual skills. 

Drop-in hours will be held Wednesday, May 27, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, May 28, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Those who are interested in one of the sessions can contact Auriel Benford, at to register.

“How to Use the Technology”

Tuesday, May 26, at 3 p.m. 

This session will feature an overview of Zoom, Canvas and Echo and how to use these technologies to enhance the remote teaching experience. Questions about available technology are welcome.

“Formulating Your Assessment Strategy”

Wednesday, May 27, at 4 p.m.

During this session, the group will discuss types of assessments to use while remote learning and teaching continues and how to encourage academic honesty in a remote environment. Participants are encouraged to discuss and ask questions.

“Communicating with Students and Incorporating Flexibility”

Thursday, May 28, at noon

This session will cover the importance of standard and frequent communication in remote environments, as well as provide strategies for engaging students and building community. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience with communicating while remote.

“Using your Synchronous and Asynchronous Time Strategically”

Friday, May 29, at 1 p.m.

This session will help participants think through incorporating engaging synchronous activities and meaningful asynchronous activities in remote courses. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss ideas and questions with the group.