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Pre-Recorded Workshops

The below videos cover different topics related to online and remote teaching strategies. For additional technology-specific information and recordings, you can visit the Tools for Online Teaching page.

Pedagogy Workshops


Flipped and Hybrid Learning

Flipping the Classroom is an approach to teaching that combines synchronous and asynchronous teaching. Course  content  is largely delivered asynchronously, allowing synchronous classroom time to be dedicated to the practice of higher-order thinking skills. In this 30-minute podcast, we introduce the benefits of Flipping the Classroom and provide step-by-step guidelines on how to design and utilize it in ways that work best for your teaching and learning goals. (35 Minutes)

Intro to Online Teaching and Developing Goals and Outcomes for Your Course

Learn how to conduct an analysis of learner needs and an analysis of course needs as well as how to write goals, learning objectives, and learning outcomes. (1 hour, 3 minutes—includes post-presentation discussion)

Using Backward Design to Plan Your Courses

Learn how to break course outcomes into module-level outcomes, to map your course, to determine acceptable evidence, and to plan learning experiences and instruction. (1 hour—includes post-presentation discussion)

Creating Authentic Assessments

Learn to create authentic assessment aligned to learning outcomes. (1 hour, 17 minutes—includes post-presentation discussion)

As a supplement to this video, please check out this Authentic Assessment Toolbox and these Assessing Online Learning: Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities.

Writing Good Multiple-Choice Questions

Multiple-Choice Questions Part 1: Pros and cons of utilizing multiple-choice questions and simple guidelines on how to best design effective questions. (20 minutes)

Designing Questions that Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Multiple-Choice Questions Part 2: Design questions that target not just factual recall and basic understanding, but students' higher-order thinking skills. (12 minutes)

Options and Considerations Around Affordable Course Materials

Learn about the options OHIO instructors have in the selection of quality course materials that meet their course objectives but enable savings for students. Presenters review the pros and cons of a variety of commercial textbook alternatives, methods for discovery and inclusion, and the University’s support structures around these options. (31 minutes)

Student Development Theory for Online Instruction

Introductory information about student development theory and actionable steps you can take in the (digital) classroom. (1 hour)

Putting Your Course Online in a Hurry

Straightforward examples, tips, and suggestions for how to transition to online teaching in as stress-free a manner as possible. (40 minutes)

Engagement/Classroom Management

Connecting and Engaging with our Students in the Virtual Classroom

Methods for faculty-to-student, student-to-content, and student-to-student engagement are explored in this brief video conducted by Dr. Meg Flanigan, Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning. (21 minutes)

As a supplement to this video, please check out these 10 Strategies for Enhancing Presence and Engagement in Online Classes and Simple Active Learning Strategies for the Online Classroom.

Methods for Engagement and Maintaining Presence in Online Courses

Tips, tricks, and best practices for methods of engagement and maintaining presence in online courses through creative writing, media, and tools. Easy examples show you quick applicable ways to effectively communicate to your students online and personalize the course to make it your own. (30 minutes)

Adapting a Classroom Discussion Assignment for the Online Environment

Ways instructors can adapt a classroom assignment to an online environment. (10 minutes)

Technology Workshops


Course Layout Basics

Introduction to best practices in laying out your course for keeping students focused on content rather than course navigation. (48 minutes)

Starter Guide to Streaming Resources: Film & Media Subject Guide

This presentation offers highlights of the four media streaming platforms available via the University Libraries (Academic Videos Online, Swank, Films on Demand, Kanopy), including details on access through embedding and stable URLs, as well as making playlists and creating clips. (Self-paced, 14 slides)

Engagement/Classroom Management

Using VoiceThread to Engage Students

Associate Professor Paul Benedict discusses his experiences with using VoiceThread to engage students in an online modality. Paul uses VoiceThread as a presentation platform, a discussion prompt, and for student presentations/pitches. (51 minutes)

Creating Assignments that Leverage Digital Library Resources: A Panel Presentation

Three librarians share and describe examples of their collaborations with instructors to utilize library resources, meet information-literacy and course-specific learning outcomes, and effectively engage students in the remote learning environment. (51 minutes)

Creating Multiple-Choice Tests in Blackboard

Multiple-Choice Questions Part 3: How to organize your multiple-choice questions within your test when creating it in Blackboard. (19 minutes)

Qualtrics Overview

How to create, distribute, and review the results from a basic Qualtrics survey. (43 minutes)