Keep Teaching with the support of the Learning and Teaching Commons

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As we navigate this unprecedented shift to remote teaching in two short weeks, the Learning and Teaching Commons is here for you.  We have been working faithfully with the “Keep Teaching” team to rapidly develop programming to support you in this work. We have a variety of offerings to help you in this remarkable moment. Be sure to check our website ( regularly for updates to this schedule.


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. If you haven’t already, please  RSVP at

Day 1:  Create your Remote Teaching Plan
Dates: Thursday, March 19 OR Tuesday March 24 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Day 2: Building your Canvas Course
Dates: Friday, March 20 OR Wednesday, March 25 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM 


The Learning and Teaching Commons has collected resources for you to consult in this process.


As you move towards putting your remote teaching plan into action, you can seek ongoing support in the form of .. 

  • Small group and one-on-one consultations.  Throughout Spring Break, JuliA Metzker, Director for the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education is available for small group consultations to puzzle through moving teaching and learning into a remote environment.  Login and ask your questions.  Even better get some friends to join you! Contact us today to schedule a remote zoom session
  • Weekly open Consultations by Zoom.  Every Friday at 2:00 PM, the Learning and Teaching Commons and Academic Technology staff will be available through zoom to provide open consulting sessions. (90 minute, open discussions). Starts Week 1 of Spring Quarter.  Details forthcoming.
  • Commons Conversations on Zoom: This quarter our popular Commons Conversations will be conducted on zoom.  Each conversation will address some aspect of teaching remotely.  We have a great line-up of topics including Inclusive Assignment Design, Seminar Practices, Responding to Written Assignments and more.  Look for the schedule to be announced over Spring Break.
  • Puzzles of Practice Support: Have a specific puzzle of practice you would like support on? Email puzzles of practice to If we cannot help you, we will get you to the people who can. 


Need help setting up Zoom in canvas? Visit this help wiki guide:

If you are having technical difficulties with Canvas, Zoom or any other campus technology, please submit a help ticket to Calling or emailing staff greatly reduces the capacity of staff to respond to issues quickly and efficiently.

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

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