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As faculty prepare for their Fall courses, the following resources may be of interest. Each resource page has links to more related resources. If there is a particular topic or question that you have, please contact an instructional designer assigned to your college.
With the fall semester looming around the corner, colleges are creating inventive course model designs to help instructors prepare their courses for instruction that will combine online and face-to-face approaches.
Chad Brassil is rising to the occasion when it comes to remote instruction. With the help of YouTube, the Center for Transformative Teaching, and a learning glass, Brassil began to revamp his pedagogy. “I wanted this personal connection, especially when I was remote," Brassil said.
In his most recent communication to the university, Chancellor Green wrote of 'the incredible challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic' and the way 'the UNL community has delivered' on the 'herculean task' of rising to those challenges. All of us at the Center for Transformative Teaching are proud to have had the opportunity to support the hundreds of instructors we have interacted with in workshops, the summer institutes, and one-to-one consultations since the move online in the spring.
The entire UNL community has wrestled with the many challenges of a hybrid face-to-face and online mode of delivery as we have been forced to imagine scenarios for the fall semester that have simply not been encountered in higher education previously. As though this was not sufficient to increase our anxieties and workload, we face uncertainty about how the current situation might develop and how it affects us outside our working lives. In all this, though, what has struck us most powerfully at the CTT is how fortunate UNL is to have such a resilient, adaptable, and creative group of educators. Read more...
In addition to the Digital Learning Commons testing center, UNL currently provides three software products for online proctoring: Respondus Lockdown, Respondus Lockdown+Monitor, and ProctorU. Each provides different levels of monitoring.
Welcome to the Center for Transformative Teaching’s guide to getting started with online instruction. Whether your course is fully or partially online, this guide provides the essentials.
The Teaching @ UNL course in Canvas is designed for all UNL instructors--whether you are a graduate teaching assistant, a lecturer, a professor of practice, or a tenure-line faculty member.
Proctoring Decision Tree
For the Fall 2023 semester, space in the DLC testing center will be limited and unable to accommodate prior years' usage levels. Consequently, DLC users may need to reconsider their use of the space and their assessment strategies. Instructors may want to choose alternative assessments, make use of online proctoring tools, reduce their use of the DLC center, or some mix of multiple options
Implementing Inclusive Excellence into Virtual Learning Environments
This guide provides resources and tips for faculty to continue teaching in ways that are equitable and inclusive as they move to teach face-to-face classes online and in flexible hybrid modes.
Planning for the first week of classes
The start of Fall 2023 will be radically different from previous years as will the manner in which courses are taught. This resource page aims to help faculty prepare for the first week of classes.