Tag Archives: teaching

Preparing your teaching team for teaching remotely

By | July 7, 2020

LSA Learning and Teaching Technology consultants have written a short article with tips on preparing teaching teams for remote teaching. The article offers advice for both senior instructors and graduate student instructors, covering tools like Canvas, Zoom, and Bluejeans. It includes linked resources and concrete steps and tips, as well as further reading. 

Step one to prepare for hybrid teaching

By | June 22, 2020

The first step of preparation for hybrid teaching, with some in-person time and some remote time, is to plan what activities will have the strongest impact done synchronously (live, at the same time). Synchronous time, whether in-person or via videoconference, is a precious resource in hybrid courses. Do not use your synchronous time for extended lectures, demonstrations, or… Read More »

Why accessible material helps everyone

By | June 22, 2020

Accessible materials are a good basic practice precisely because they are often easier for all students to understand and process. Creating accessible materials helps all learners in your course and provides them with equal access to course materials and learning opportunities. Digital accessibility like consistent semantic markup and clean links makes it easier for everyone to navigate and… Read More »

How simple video editing can improve recorded lectures

By | June 19, 2020

Transitioning to online lecturing may seem daunting at first, but LSA Learning and Teaching Technology Consultants have shared some tricks and tips for making it easier.  According to the consultants, recording an hour-long lecture with slides to mimic a typical, in-person meeting reduces information retention and effectiveness of the instruction. Instead, lecturers should consider making shorter video lectures… Read More »

Expanded access to LinkedIn Learning at U-M

LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.  Information and Technology Services (ITS) and Organizational Learning (OL) have partnered to provide increased access to LinkedIn Learning for students, staff (including temporary workers), and faculty.  “This is an incredibly valuable and strategic tool… Read More »

Omeka-MiVideo integration saves time, storage, and money

In response to feedback from faculty and students, LSA Technology Services has been increasing its support for digital scholarship and digital humanities by piloting services that offer new types of consultations, platforms, and community engagement. One of them, an integration between MiVideo and Omeka, improves streaming performance and increases storage capacity for video and other rich media content. Omeka is a… Read More »

Online Teaching at U-M site provides faculty resources

By | May 4, 2020

To support the university community in preparing for the fall term, the Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) has just launched Online Teaching at U-M, a new website hosting resources and learning experiences to help faculty and instructional staff learn to teach effectively online. While the original focus of CAI’s work was intended to extend U-M’s reach and impact through… Read More »

ITS offers online Canvas workshops

ITS Teaching & Learning is hosting a series of live Canvas workshops called “Teaching Online with Canvas Workshops: From Good to Great.” Sessions are held daily at noon. Topics will change based on need and interest. Please share this information with faculty and staff in your units who might be interested. Visit the Canvas training page to register. All sessions are… Read More »

K-12 online learning platform from U-M sees dramatic rise in use

By | April 29, 2020

The Collabrify Roadmap Platform, a set of free, customizable digital learning tools developed by the Center for Digital Curricula at the College of Engineering, provides K-12 teachers with scheduling templates that can be customized to include all the activities that would normally take place in their classrooms. Created last summer as a supplemental tool to make educational resources… Read More »

Virtual solutions: Four stories of challenge and opportunity

By | April 9, 2020

As universities around the country transitioned to online instruction, faculty and staff members had to quickly change how they teach and work. The shift has been filled with challenges, but also new opportunities. The University Record recently featured stories about how four faculty made the quick transition to remote teaching: Ginger Shultz’s chemistry students would no longer have… Read More »

Enriching Scholarship cancelled, other options available

By | April 7, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Enriching Scholarship has been cancelled for this year. However, many workshops will still be offered remotely throughout the coming months. You can view all upcoming workshops on the TeachTech website, including a full slate of upcoming sessions on remote teaching. In addition to in-person sessions, you may also be interested in the IT4U Webinars offered by ITS.… Read More »

15 things students (and others) can do at Michigan Online

By | April 7, 2020

Michigan Online contains more than 180 learning experiences and is available free to U-M students, faculty, staff, and alumni. For students, it is a place to take courses, participate in Teach-Outs, and earn degrees all from the comfort of their own homes. Especially during these difficult times, it is a great way for anyone to broaden their knowledge, complement… Read More »

Michigan IT helps faculty to “Keep Teaching @ U-M” during COVID-19 response

In a matter of days, the coronavirus forced everything to change at the University of Michigan. To promote public safety and to “flatten the curve,” the university determined all courses needed to move online for the remainder of the semester, and faculty had two working days to make that happen.  The response from faculty, students, and staff was… Read More »

Film students step into the shoes of a filmmaker using virtual reality

By | March 13, 2020

Thanks to generous grants from LSA Technology Services, U-M film students now have the unique opportunity to get some hands-on experience with filmmaking. The Citizen Kane VR project lets students use VR technologies to reshoot a key scene from the classic film at the Duderstadt Center Visualization Studio. Developers in the Duderstadt Center Emerging Technologies Group modeled clip from… Read More »

U-M offers new LX graduate certificate

By | January 20, 2020

As modes for teaching and learning continue to evolve—in part due to the influence of technology—the demand for skilled learning experience designers has grown. A new collaboration at U-M seeks to address that need. The Center for Academic Innovation and School of Education have partnered to offer graduate students a Learning Experience Design Certificate Program (LXD). Combining School… Read More »

Say ‘hello’ to Gamut

By | December 17, 2019

Gamut, a new suite of online learning tools from Academic Innovation are available for immediate use by any U-M faculty or instructional staff. Each tool is a standalone web application that uses a technology called the Learning Tools Interoperability protocol, which allows them to easily integrate into any course on Canvas, Coursera, edX, or FutureLearn.  So far, the… Read More »

Brush up your Canvas skills before the end of the year

Attention teachers, TAs, and designers (and the IT staff who support them): You don’t have to do it alone!  Canvas experts are here to help you. Wrap up fall courses Save time and reduce stress with your Winter courses prep Master assignments and the new Gradebook Choose one or all of the following workshops: Start the Year Off Right: Clean up… Read More »