Do you have a clear, explicit plan of communication for you and your students? Check out this teaching tip from Ada Youk, Pitt Public Health’s assistant dean of academic affairs and associate professor in the department of biostatistics!
One strategy for being more intentional about creating an inclusive course is to apply the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Check out this resource as a starting point.
Check out this Faculty Focus article to learn one question that can help get your advisees to open up and read more about holistic advising.
This Pride month, Pitt’s Center for Teaching and Learning invites you to infuse your teaching practices with Pride! What does it look like to teach in ways that honor the diversity of your LGBTQIA+ students? How can you stay up-to-date on the needs and experiences of this population? Check out the LGBTQIA+ syllabus for resources or inspiration for your own.
Now that the spring term has come to a close, it's the perfect time for reflection on the term and your teaching practice. We recommend that you check out this curated list of podcasts from the founder of the Khan Academy for some interesting conversations on various educational topics!
Spotlight is a new series of short talks that focus on important trends in teaching, learning, and educational technology. The sessions will take a deep dive into a singular topic featuring subject matter experts from across the spectrum of higher education. The first talk is coming up on May 6 at noon and deals with the integration of mixed reality in higher education teaching and learning.
Improve not only the response rate for your OMET surveys but also the quality of feedback from students about your course. Find out how!
Follow the steps presented in this video to learn how to add an anonymous survey to your Canvas course!
An electronic hallway conversation, Facilitating Productive Classroom Conversations on Racism, Race, and Public Health, on April 22 from 1-2pm from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Read more or register for login info.
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Teaching and Learning has created a one-stop-shop for recorded workshops on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The first two workshops to be included are titled: "Faculty Panel: Mental Health and Student Academic Success" and "Online Course Design and Teaching for Equity and Inclusion." Be sure to click on the headline to check them out!
Zoom has recently enabled AI-generated live transcription capabilities for easy implementation into your next class or meeting. Find out how to use this newly-released feature before your next class meeting!
Follow these steps to move your Pantopto recordings to your new Canvas course!
There is now a convenient way for you to add your personal gender pronouns to your Canvas account. Find out how!
There is no need to upload materials to your Canvas course if you have used them in a previous course when you can easily copy them to your new course! Find out how.
The end of an unprecedented semester is perfect for taking stock of your course and reflecting on your teaching.
Online assessments raise academic integrity red flags, but there are some ways to create your quizzes to reduce those risks.
In case you missed it: check out this Faculty Focus blog post that presents various scenarios and strategies for engaging students in your synchronous classes should you encounter any of them.
Balancing the various elements at play in a Zoom class may feel more like a juggling act. Learn some takeaways from an unlikely source regarding how to engage your students via the chat box.
Canvas' Turnitin integration allows for you to check for academic integrity violations in written assignments. Find out how to activate this plagiarism detection software in your Canvas course!
The Speedgrader function in Canvas simplifies grading online by providing a clean interface and requiring fewer clicks to provide feedback and assign grades. Find out how to find and use this time-saving gradebook feature.
Read about a simple way to schedule your online synchronous class meetings directly from your Canvas course.
Recording short videos for your class is a simple way to add that human element into your class—even if it is online. Find out how some best practices for making short videos and how to incorporate them into your course Canvas.
While group work is a necessary evil of graduate coursework, Canvas’s Groups function can help to make coordinating, sharing, and collaborating easier for all involved. P.S. - You can always add more or delete any extra with the functions on the right side of the Groups page.
It is annoying for instructors when a student ignores time-consuming feedback to flip ahead and concentrate on an assignment’s score. Equally frustrating is when students have no idea why they have earned a certain grade. The rubrics feature in Canvas allows for instructors to set and manage expectations on student work.
In Canvas, “assignment” is a catch-all word for anything to be graded by the instructor—whether or not any actual assigned work is collected. Find out the basics of Canvas’s Assignments feature in this Teaching Tip.