Programs for Instructors
Instructional skills for Remote Delivery
In this course, instructors learn about an evidence-based lesson planning framework to help plan their course in a remote environment and try it out in brief lessons presented to a group of peers in Zoom.
Weekly Webinar Series Showcasing eLearning Instructors
Co-hosted by the Teaching Commons and York instructors with previous experience with online teaching, each webinar focuses on different aspects and features of online teaching.
- Webinar Recording: Creating Online Multiple Choice Exam with Random Question Pools Using the Moodle Quiz Activity Shared Screen with Speaker View and Audio Transcript
- Webinar Recording: What to expect when you're expected (to now teach online) Part 1 & Part 2
- Webinar Recording: Connect, React, and Repeat YouTube (Note: To enable closed captioning, select the 'CC' (Subtitles/Closed Captioning) icon near the bottom right of the video window)
- Webinar Recording: Engaging Students Online Through Short Videos and Instagram Shared Screen with Speaker View and Audio Transcript
- Webinar Recording: Maximizing Student Engagement in a Remote Classroom Shared Screen with Speaker View and Audio Transcript
- Webinar Recording: The SmART Way to Teach and Learn Skills Shared Screen with Speaker View and Audio Transcript
- Webinar Recording: Facilitating an Oral/Practical Exam Using Zoom Shared Screen with Speaker View and Audio Transcript
- Webinar Recording: What you see is (not necessarily) what they get Shared Screen with Speaker View If you required a closed captioned version of this recording, please contact Lisa Endersby, Educational Developer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificate in Teaching for eLearning
This certificate includes five courses focused on the practical pedagogy of eLearning in which core principles and best practices for online learning are discussed and practiced in Moodle.
Courses (5-6 hours each over 3-4 weeks; can be taken as a standalone):
- Taking it Online: Making the Transition from the Face-to-Face Classroom
- The Art of Online Conversation: Designing, Facilitating, and Teaching with Online Discussion Forums
- Creative Course Content: Instructional Strategies for Online Learning
- Online Assignments: Deep Learning through Engaging Assignments
- Assessing Learning Online: Grading, Evaluation, and Feedback
The BOLD Institute takes participants through an eLearning course design process informed by instructional design principles. Each module focuses on a different eLearning topic or design component, followed by collaborative working sessions, and culminating in the conceptual design and hands-on development of an eLearning module/lesson optimized for Moodle.
- Registration for the second session of the Summer 2020 Institute is now available! Click here to register.
- More session dates coming soon!
One-on-one Support and Advice
Teaching Commons’ virtual drop in hours
Each Faculty has a dedicated liaison educational developer as their first point of contact with the Teaching Commons
- AMPD : Natasha May, email@example.com
- Education: Mandy Frake-Mistak, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Environmental and Urban Change : Mandy Frake-Mistak, email@example.com
- Glendon: Eliana Elkhoury, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Health: Lisa Endersby, email@example.com
- Lassonde School of Engineering: Mandy Frake-Mistak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberal Arts and Professional Studies:
- Humanities: Robin Sutherland-Harris, email@example.com
- Social Sciences & Professional Studies: Yelin Su, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Libraries: Lisa Endersby, email@example.com
- Osgoode Law School: Natasha May, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Schulich School of Business: Lisa Endersby, email@example.com
- Science: Brian Nairn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning Technology Services (UIT)
- Learning Technology Services (UIT) offers hands-on assistance with using Moodle through daily virtual drop in hours
Your Faculty has identified a main point of contact. Please reach out to this person if you have general queries about faculty-level support or need assistance with remote or online teaching.
- AMPD: Gillian Helfield email@example.com
- Education: Dan Becker firstname.lastname@example.org
- Environmental and Urban Change: Sarah Flicker email@example.com (to June 30); Justin Podur firstname.lastname@example.org (effective July 1)
- Glendon: Audrey Pyee email@example.com
- Health: Susan Murtha firstname.lastname@example.org
- LA&PS: Anita Lam email@example.com
- Lassonde: Salvatore Paneduro firstname.lastname@example.org
- Schulich: Emily Rush email@example.com
- Osgoode: Gus Van Harten firstname.lastname@example.org
- Libraries: Dana Craig email@example.com
- Science: Mike Scheid firstname.lastname@example.org (please CC SC-Help4online@yuoffice.yorku.ca)
Support for TAs
Instructional Skills for Remote Delivery for TAs
In this short course, TA participants work collaboratively in a small group setting to further develop their teaching effectiveness through remote delivery. Through synchronous and asynchronous sessions, they design and conduct two online lessons and receive reflective feedback from the other participants.
- Sessions coming soon!
WEEKLY WEBINAR SERIES SHOWCASING ELEARNING INSTRUCTORS
- Co-hosted by the Teaching Commons and York instructors with previous experience with online teaching, each webinar focuses on different aspects and features of online teaching.
- Find out when the next webinars are scheduled with Teaching Commons events calendar
TA-Led Conversation eSessions
Experienced TAs will be available to facilitate conversations, connect TAs, and answer questions in the following online courses.
List of courses:
- Taking your Lab, Studio, or Tutorial Online
- The Art of Online Conversation: Designing, Facilitating, & Teaching w/ Online Discussion Forums
- Engaging Students
- Assessing Learning Online: Grading, Evaluation, and Feedback
- Check the Teaching Commons events calendar to find out when the next courses are scheduled.
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