Building Community

Many of us are wondering how we are going to build a sense of community in our classrooms, labs, student organizations, residence halls, etc., given the constraints of the remote and physically distant environment. Use the resources in this guide to learn how to encourage community in your online course and minimize students’ feelings of isolation.

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The Impact of Systemic Racism: Implications for Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Marjorie Trueblood and Sedric McClure led a workshop on systemic racism, opening the workshop with the question, “Are we ready?” for the start of an academic year following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the global uprising against anti-Blackness, in the midst of a pandemic that has engendered high levels of stress and anxiety. Access the presentation sections of the workshop as well as additional resources for anti-racism and equity here.

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Sharing Recorded Content With Students

There are many ways to share your short lectures, and the process may vary depending on a number of factors, including what kind of content you’ve made, the device you’ve made it on, and even where your remote students are based. This how-to offers a basic walkthrough of the process for our recommended option, as well as a few notes on alternatives.

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Learning with Objects

Tactile learning incorporates a number of the senses when teaching with objects, and therefore poses a unique challenge to remote teaching and learning. Use this guide and the resources available within to learn how to encourage object-based and tactile learning while remote.

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Tactile Learning in a Digital Environment Workshop Recording

In many of our courses, interacting with physical materials is an integral part of the learning experience. How can we create suitable alternatives when our students can’t physically engage with the literal materials? Watch this workshop to learn more about the tools and options available to create a remote learning experience that is meaningful and engaging for students.

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