Resources Blog Posts

Making the Most of Discussion Boards

July 31, 2020

With the move online, discussion boards have become a go-to for class participation and having students connect with each other. Here are some strategies to make them more effective (a lot of these strategies come from this article)

What does hybrid teaching mean and how do I get started?

July 31, 2020

There are a lot of different ways to teach hybrid courses, and the terminology can become confusing, so this article will go through the terms for the different models, give you some examples of different ways to teach a hybrid course, and finish with best practices and resources to start designing your hybrid course. 

Online Teaching Resources

July 31, 2020

Of course, there are way more resources on OWI than we could ever get through, and there is another page on this website showing you some of them. What I’m listing here are a few practical resources that have been helpful to me during the pandemic, going from just getting a few ideas for a course to the whole redesign of a class.

AATC Information

April 21, 2020

AATC has posted information and instructions about how students can access their services during Spring quarter. See here for the most recent update. 

Zoom and Cybersecurity

April 07, 2020

Perhaps you've heard the stories of local city council meetings being disrupted by "zoombombing," or having uninvited guests show up to Zoom meetings. The link below contains useful tips for keeping your Zoom meetings secure.

 

Use Zoom? Here Are 7 Essential Steps You Can Take To Secure It

Article from Forbes outlining various measures you can take to prevent "Zoom-bombing" and secure your meetings.

 

Tips for Better Video from Home

April 06, 2020

As we adjust to life on screens, it might help to look for tips from videographers and vloggers who have had lots of experience with figuring out how make videos at home. In these videos, Hank Green ( Vlogbrothers) and Chris Nichols (DPReview) explain some easy tips for better video and Zoom sessions.

 

Useful Quick Links from Carolyn Thomas

March 30, 2020

On March 25th, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Carolyn Thomas, sent an email with a succinct list of resources that I find easier to navigate than the Keep Teaching Website. Links to some of these resources can be published in your Canvas site for students: