The Fall 2020 semester is quickly approaching. And, while there is much we are still unsure about, one thing is certain, Fall classes are likely to be a unique and challenging experience (for all of us). To help ensure that you (and your students) are prepared, here is a collection of some of the best available resources.
If you have any questions about instructional design or teaching technology, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Resources to Help You Prepare for Online Teaching and Learning
- The Commons (https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/commons)
- The Commons includes a variety of resources on course design, activities, assessment, community building, content creation, and lots more. With more than a dozen workshop videos and other resources to choose from, The Commons is a great place to see what other faculty at UT are doing to prepare for next semester.
- Transitioning to Online Teaching and Learning (https://utexas.instructure.com/enroll/BXGKLK)
- This brand new Canvas course is a great place to get ideas, learn some online teaching best practices, and explore ways that you can change how you teach to best suit the online environment.
- Online Teaching Toolkit (Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)) (https://acue.org/online-teaching-toolkit/#sec5)
- Thanks to Dr. Sumpter for share this great resource full of easy-to-use information to help you make a quick transition to a fully online environment.
- Instructional Continuity (https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/instructional-continuity-resources)
- You may already be familiar with this site as it was released in March 2020. But, it’s still a great resource with links to a variety of different topics to help ensure that you’re ready to go when Fall classes get under way.
Resources to Help You and Your Students Stay Informed
- Protect Texas Together (https://protect.utexas.edu/)
- This site is the best place to go to stay up-to-date on all the latest news on campus, including plans to reopen in the Fall, the latest COVID-19 news, FAQs, and much, much more.
- Keep Learning (Texas One Stop) (https://onestop.utexas.edu/keep-learning/#acc_1-0)
- Texas One Stop, has lots of great resources for students any time they have questions. And, if they have questions about technology, then the Keep Learning page is a great place for them to get started.
Technology & Tools
- Zoom (https://zoom.its.utexas.edu/)
- Zoom in the School of Nursing: https://sites.utexas.edu/son-edtech-design/software-apps/zoom/
- Proctorio (https://utexas.instructure.com/courses/633028/pages/exam-security-with-proctorio)
- Proctorio in the School of Nursing: https://sites.utexas.edu/son-edtech-design/software-apps/proctorio/
- Panopto (https://itlab.ischool.utexas.edu/panopto-guide/)