Keep Teaching Institute (DAY 2) – Details and zoom link

The below email includes details for the DAY 2 Keep Teaching Institutes.We are aware some faculty have encountered issues with the Canvas-Zoom auto-provisioning for ZoomPro accounts and are working to correct. This will not affect your ability to participate in today's institute and you will all have ZoomPro accounts shortly.

Zoom Link: sent by email

Thank you for signing up for the Keep Teaching Institute!  We are writing to share some important details.  Please review this message thoroughly, which includes the zoom links for each day.

The Academic Deans, Learning and Teaching Commons, Academic Technologies, and Library and Media Services came together to quickly offer “Keep Teaching” Institutes in a remote format. These institutes use a “flipped” format, where attendees do work on their own before attending to make time for engaging during our time together.

To prepare:

A three hour zoom meeting can be challenging. While we’ve built in yoga breaks and are providing time for reflection and small group breakouts, consider the following advice for improving your experience:

  • If you are new to zoom, follow the instructions at the end of this message to test your computer configuration
  • Use headphones with a built-in microphone if you have them. They will improve your ability to hear and be heard.
  • If you are on a laptop, be sure to have your charger.
  • Having two screens is nice – not necessary but can improve your experience.
  • Find a comfortable place where you can do a little moving around to keep from getting stiff.
  • Prepare to be focused and comfortable in a quiet space devoid of distractions
  • Make sure to preserve computer memory by shutting down apps you are not using

To complete before we meet:

Day 2: Building your Canvas Course
In this session, we will walk you through the Canvas template and help you build your Canvas course (ideally using the plan you’ve developed on Day 1)

Dates: Friday, March 20 OR Wednesday, March 25 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Zoom Link: sent by email
Facilitators: Amy Greene, Bridget Irish, Vito Valera, Lane Marie

Test your configuration

If you are new to zoom, or you will be using a computer or device that hasn't connected to zoom previously, I highly recommend you take some time to test your configuration using these simple instructions.

  1. To join the meeting from a computer, simply click the link provided above
  2. If this is the first time you've joined zoom on the device, please  test your audio and video prior to the scheduled meeting by following the instructions at this link: Joining a test meeting. When you join the test meeting, a small app will be installed on your computer.
  3. You can also join the meeting from a mobile device by downloading the Zoom app.  If you go this route, be sure to test the device by loading this page: Join a Test Meeting

Your “Keep Teaching” Coordinating Team,

Ahniwa Ferrari, Associate Dean for Library Operations
Emily Gray, Special Assistant to the Provost for New Academic Program Development
Amy Greene, Manager of Curricular Technologies
Bridget Irish, Curricular Technology Support Specialist
JuliA Metzker, Director, Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education
Vito Valera, Associate Director of Media Services
Elizabeth Williamson, Dean of Faculty Hiring and Development

The Evergreen Learning and Teaching Commons
~ a project of the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education | @wacenterTESC | 360-867-6611

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