Below are some resources to help you get started with your classroom delivery this fall.
In this mode some face-to-face instruction occurs in classrooms or labs. Students will be required to attend some physical classroom/lab sessions during the semester. These will appear on the schedule with assigned days and times and an assigned room. The Delivery will be Classroom on the schedule. Faculty may choose a “hybrid” form of Classroom Delivery where only portions of the class meet on a given day (for example, Group A on Tuesdays, Group B on Thursdays, or Group A for two weeks in lab, then two weeks online, etc.). Any such arrangements are handled by the faculty and posted on the LMS and in the syllabus, but not the course schedule. Supplemental material to ensure sufficient equivalent instruction is occurring must be developed in the LMS using recommended strategies for effective learning provided by the Office of Teaching and Technology Development.
- Active Learning in Hybrid and Physically Distanced Classrooms
- Active Learning while Physical Distancing from LSU
These classes are delivered on scheduled days and times but instruction is delivered via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or another appropriate synchronous classroom platform. Students and faculty engage in the synchronous classroom remotely, either from campus dorms, other campus spaces, or at home. These appear in the schedule as Online Delivery, with indicated days and times, but with the classroom space listed as Virtual (this listing may change depending on what the system can accommodate; final clarification is forthcoming). This delivery format would be preferable for many students as opposed to an Online Delivery (below). There may be some variations in required student participation in synchronous classes but minimum requirements must be clearly listed in the syllabus. Additional information on minimum recommendations for Virtual Classes is forthcoming.
- Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students
- Best Practices for Synchronous Sessions
- Synchronous Teaching Strategies for the “New Normal”
- Using Breakout Rooms with Less Stress and Better Results
- Best Practices for Synchronous Online Discussions
- Zoom Best Practices
- Zoom Breakout Rooms
- Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide
- Virtual Classrooms in Brightspace using Bongo
Synchronous Meeting Etiquette Resources:
- Tips and Practices for Teaching with Synchronous Sessions
- Synchronous Meetings Etiquette Guide
- Etiquette for Class Session
- Zoom Meeting Etiquette and Best Practices
- 5 Easy-to-Follow Etiquette Rules for the Zoom Classroom
These classes are delivered online, in a traditional asynchronous mode; no day or time listed, no requirements for campus attendance. These courses may have some required synchronous participation, but it is limited and accounts for students in varying time zones, etc. Courses not already developed and approved for Online Delivery using the CORE standards will need to be slated for just-in-time online development with and instructional designer.
- Preparing for Online Teaching (OLC)
- Setting Expectations & Connecting with Students
- Using Announcements to Give Narrative Shape to your Online Course
- Transforming your Lectures into Online Videos
- Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education
- Using Announcements in Brightspace
- Using Discussions in Brightspace
- Viewing Class Progress in Brightspace
- Interacting and engage with learners in Brightspace
- Grading Assignments in Brightspace
The LMS committee recommends that all faculty regardless of mode of delivery have a syllabus, contact information, and gradebook available to students in Brightspace prior to the start of the semester. Below are Brightspace resources.
- Brightspace for Instructors Course – Customized for and open to all Chatham faculty. Covers getting started, course setup basics, adding content, assignments, discussion forums, rubrics, grades, class progress, and more.
- Brightspace Focused Chatham Workshop Recordings – Chatham offered workshops on Brightspace specific tools during summer 2020. All workshop recordings are available on Panopto.
- Brightspace YouTube Tutorials – This is easily accessed from the web. Videos are organized by playlists. Videos are short and cover specific topics.
- Brightspace Instructor Documentation – This course covers all of the basics. Links to documentation and YouTube videos.
- Brightspace Subscription Training – This gives faculty access to on-demand video training. Faculty need to sign-up for an account using a Chatham email address. This account is not connected to a Chatham account, so a separate password is needed.
- Brightspace Community – A place to connect with other Brightspace users. This space offers community discussion forums, FAQs, links to YouTube videos, and documentation.