Since the move to remote teaching and learning in March, a variety of tools and online resources have been made available and updated to help faculty and instructors teach remotely.
The main recommendation remains google docto use the simplest option that makes sense for your course, external link. This includes using technology solutions that are well known to both students and instructors, stable and already supported, and unlikely to cause severe challenges for students who lack access to hardware and/or reliable connectivity.
Remote Teaching hub
The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching launched the Remote Teaching hub to help faculty and instructors prepare their courses for fall remote delivery. Access key information on adapting your course and a variety of resources, videos and technical guides.
The remote teaching workshop series is underway, offering programming on a variety of remote teaching topics and technical sessions on D2L Brightspace, Zoom and G Suite. View the Teaching Centre's full listing of events to register.
In August, the Teaching Centre is also offering personalized guidance and support on various aspects of course design through one-on-one virtual consultations and Q&A Drop-In sessions. Register for a consult or attend a Q&A drop-in session to learn more about engaging and communication with your students and teaching large enrollment classes.
Professional development opportunities
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The Chang School is offering several professional development opportunities for Ryerson faculty members and contract lecturers to enhance their teaching skills, particularly as they relate to adult and online learning. Opportunities include:
Teaching Adult Learners Online (TALO) - A five-week course preparing participants for fully online teaching with the opportunity to advance their skills in online pedagogy, technology, and effective course management.
Foundations of Remote Teaching (FORT) - An online training course designed to support faculty and CECLs who will be teaching remotely includes effectively configuring course materials and assessments for an online environment using D2L and other teaching tools.