Prior Workshops on Teaching Online
As faculty, instructors and teaching assistants moved to teaching online in response to COVID-19, the Center for Teaching and Learning offered a series of interactive workshops on select online tools and topics. Below, please find recordings and notes from prior faculty meetings and discussions. For current and future offerings, please visit our events page.test Zoom meeting to test your microphone/speakers so you can be ready to participate.
Past Faculty Discussions
What Student Surveys from the Fall Tell Us About Teaching Online at Penn
Fall 2020, Penn surveyed thousands of students about what was effective and ineffective in their online courses. In this discussion, CTL will share some of that survey data to facilitate a conversation about what we can learn from it and how that may or may not help guide our teaching. The full data sets can be accessed through the Institutional Research and Analysis website. A recording of this discussion can be found here.
Active Learning Online: Using Synchronous Time to Engage Students, with Professors Kim Bowes; Classical Studies, Florian Schwarz; Linguistics and Doris Wagner; Biology
The faculty panelists discussed how they have organized synchronous class time to emphasize students’ active learning. Participants considered ways to lead a class using structured activities to help facilitate students’ thinking and engagement with course concepts and each other, while enabling instructors to provide guidance and feedback. A recording of the discussion can be found here.
Recordings of Past Tools Workshops
In 2020, CTL is offering a number of different workshops on using various tools to teach as well as faculty discussions of what they have tried.
Recordings of the tools-based workshops will be posted here. If you have questions, contact CTL at email@example.com.
Faculty Suggested Strategies
CTL has offered a number of workshops on remote teaching. Workshops below link to notes that combine the suggested strategies from the different discussions.
- What Will We Take Forward from Teaching in 2020
- Experiences in Online Learning: a Community Conversation between Faculty and Undergraduate Students
- Effective Seminar Discussions in Zoom
- Bringing the World to Your Class (and Your Class to the World)
- Making Your Large Online Class More Interactive
- Using Breakout Rooms Effectively
- Assessing Students Without Proctored Exams
- Effective Open-Book Questions for Exams and Quizzes
- Balancing Synchronous and Asynchronous Work
- Effective Discussion Boards
- Using Breakout Rooms Effectively
- Remote Final Exams
- Discussions at a Distance: Using Discussion Boards and Other Asynchronous Collaborations
- Revisiting the Research Paper for Remote Teaching
- Revisiting and Revising Your Assessments in Your Course
- Maintaining Connection, Cultivating Community
- Adapting Your Course Expectations and Structure for This Moment
- Making the Most of Synchronous Sessions and Office Hours
- Mentoring Graduate Students During Social Distancing
- Identifying and Supporting Students Who Are Struggling
- Assessing Students Without Exams
If you need further help beyond the resources here, contact the instructional technology support for your school.
Upcoming workshops on teaching.
Recordings and notes from prior Workshops on Teaching Remotely.
You can also contact the Center for Teaching & Learning for questions about how to meet your course goals using the available technologies.