Redbirds Keep Teaching takes on a whole new meaning for the fall of 2020— a shift from emergency teaching to teaching as effectively and flexibly as possible in the era of COVID-19 and social distancing.
CTLT and campus partners have developed support for a combination of strategies to empower instructors in face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning situations. These resources and professional development opportunities are designed around the new Framework for Inclusive Teaching Excellence.
CTLT can help you to plan. Email CTLT@ilstu.edu to discuss options.
For the latest on the campus-wide response to COVID-19, see Illinois State University's Update Page.
Wednesday, July 15 • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Online via Zoom
In this one-hour webinar, we will utilize case studies for a selection of hybrid courses and discuss ideas for (a) choosing the right structure for your course; (b) creating meaningful online and face-to-face activities that match your course outcomes; and (c) building flexibility into your course structure. Seating for this even is limited to the first 250 participants. It will be recorded for later viewing by the campus community. Registration is required.
A recording of the June 16 webinar to exploring effective hybrid teaching strategies is now available. To view it, please log into the Online Teaching Mentors ReggieNet site. Look for the Hybrid Teaching menu.
Classrooms at Illinois State will be fitted with webcams, document cameras, and microphones before the start of the Fall 2020 semester. Visit the Classroom Upgrades page for videos demonstrating this new technology and how top use it for hybrid and online teaching.
CTLT now offers four different templates for ReggieNet course sites. These templates serve as "shells," which instructors can customize to provide enhanced student experiences.
These online modules, hosted in a special ReggieNet course site, allow instructors to craft robust learning experiences for Illinois State students in both hybrid and online formats.
These synchronous versions of the DIY Online Teaching Modules provide another opportunity to learn these important techniques for promoting student success. Workshops will cover different facets of the topic.
Instructors can earn a certificate of completion and a modest stipend through this program. Certificates include Course Design for Online Environments, Class Climate and Culture in Online Environments, and Feedback and Assessment in Online Environments. Explore the DIY Online Certificates page for criteria and stipend information.
ReggieNet Instructor Support - handouts and how-to videos covering many of the tools available in Illinois State University's official learning management system.
Online Exam Design - a guide to preparing for remote or online exams, useful for both hybrid and fully online teaching situations.
Online Teaching and Learning - pedagogical tips for presenting learning online.
Teaching with Zoom - a guide to using Zoom in combination with ReggieNet. Includes short video tutorials, handouts, and links to pre-recorded webinars.
Lecture and Slideshow Recording - two recommended methods for quickly adding voice to lectures and presentations.
Student Privacy - legal language concerning online recordings and FERPA considerations in regards to distance learning.
Test Proctoring - advice for designing tests in the online environment.
Top Tech Tips for Faculty and Staff - a guide for working remotely.
Virtual computer labs and apps - students and instructors can access virtual resources through Citrix.IllinoisState.edu. This includes access to generally available software. Instructors should contact their department/college IT to request specialized software.
Milner Library’s physical building remains closed.
Several professional organizations and businesses which support online learning and professional development are offering free or discounted services during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
Visit the Additional Resources for Faculty page
Ensuring digital materials meet the needs of all students is an important consideration when moving instruction to online spaces.