Faculty Resources and Support for D2L & Online Integration

Dear Colleagues,

As we learned in the Spring term, teaching during a global pandemic requires a great deal of creativity, deliberation, flexibility, and empathy.  It requires resilient pedagogy—designing humane, inclusive, and flexible courses so that learning can persist and the important educational opportunities we offer can withstand disturbances.

Our colleagues in the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, the Division of Information Technology, and McConnell Library have creative multiple opportunities for faculty to build resilience into their courses, including by incorporating a strong online presence.  Attached is a short guide to resilient and flexible teaching that includes a list of best practices in designing courses that occupy both face-to-face and online environments.  You are also already enrolled in a D2L companion site that includes tutorials and best practices, and you will soon be invited to participate in a summer workshop series on tools for teaching in our precarious era.  In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our colleagues in CITL, DoIT, and McConnell Library for individual consultations, and to check out updates on our Keep Teaching webpage.

Bc:      Academic Affairs Leadership Team