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Extending the focus on resilient pedagogy, as developed by the Learning and Teaching Center (LTC), the Academic Technology team is inviting all faculty and student support staff to participate in a series of skillshops that offers choices in using instructional technologies for different teaching and learning tasks and strategies.  

We know Spring was stressful in the need to shift all instruction online.  This Fall will have its own challenges as students are assuming that faculty have had time to rethink their courses to be as amazing in the new mode of teaching as they were in the regular in person, pre-COVID, environment. If you are new or returning to Carleton, please lean on us to explore how to think through the use of instructional technologies for your courses; if you taught in the Spring, please consider leveling up with skills and ideas we offer in our 30 minute Skillshops. (See the recordings below.)

In addition to the synchronous online conversations around instructional technology, we offer a Moodle course, Resilient Teaching with Technology. It contains deeper readings, activities to connect with colleagues, and asynchronous tutorials, both for your convenience and as a model to share with your learners.  (This +1 method of teaching is based in Thomas J. Tobin’s and Kirsten T. Behling’s Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (2018), a guide to create more inclusive and equitable learning opportunities.)


These Skillshops took place in early Sept, 2020.
Click on the name below to view the recorded session.

Connecting safely with students via Zoom

Learn about the different options to secure and manage your Zoom meetings for a safe class experience.



Moodle 099 — Moodle for absolute beginners.

Moodle 185 — Communication tools in Moodle

Fora, announcements, embedded Zoom, and more useful bits to help you stay in touch with your students.

Collaborating in Zoom with breakout rooms

Students have an easier time connecting with others in small groups with clear instructions; breakout rooms help to create these communities.

Moodle 110 — Let Moodle do more of the work for you!

Learn about assignment designs, setting up your gradebook, and different course formats.

Moodle 210 — Online collaboration

Combining Moodle with Google can help make collaborative projects easier to manage both for students and faculty.

Effective use of Panopto

Share pre-recorded lectures or recorded course sessions with students who can not attend in real-time.

Linkedin Learning for courses

This repository of tutorials about various software, hardware, design, and other skills will make it easier for you to point your students to help if they need a refresher on how to use a particular application or principle.

Moodle 325 — Time management tricks

When juggling synchronous and asynchronous teaching; meeting options with students and others, integrations, rubrics, and scheduling to help make teaching more efficient.

Moodle 360 — Formative and summative assessments

Moodle can help with formative and summative assessments, such as repeating quizzes, and automatic grading.

iPad and Explain Everything

Use the iPad to create interactive lectures and share them with your students.

Zoom, Hangouts, and other collaboration

Help your students to effectively connect outside of the classroom.

Hypothes.is

Collaborative annotation of pdf files or articles; demonstrating deep reading on PDFs.

Panopto Quizzes

Students may have a hard time paying attention to longer recorded lectures; Use embedded quizzes in your video to reinforce reflection and better retention.

Using blogs for student projects

An introduction to Carleton’s new blog structure enabling students to showcase their research and creative work.

iPads for annotation and grading

Learn how to annotate and comment on student work on your iPad and save the results for your students to see.

Great student presentations

Whether you are teaching online or in a physical space, student presentations may look different this year. Learn about options to empower students.