CTL: Center for Teaching and Learning

Support for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic

During Summer 2020, the CTL seeks to provide and support:

  • connections between faculty.
  • planning for fall semester to meet the changing needs of our students.
  • continuing discussions on IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and anti-racism) and finding new ways to meet the needs of all your students.
  • continuing discussions on joy and meaning in and out of the classroom.

Would you like to connect with colleagues?

During the summer, the CTL offers workshops and discussions on alternate weeks. Please see the CTL's Upcoming Events page for more information.

The CTL’s Facebook page is a place to share thoughts with faculty, staff and local teachers asynchronously. E-Learning has been fantastic about responding to questions quickly. It’s a place to see what your colleague are talking about, too, even if you aren’t one to jump into the conversation.

There is also a faculty only FB page if you'd like to discuss pedagogy. 

 Resources relevant to teaching at LC kindly supplied by faculty, staff, and the Provost's Office.

Please send your useful resources, or problems with links, to the CTL. Resources will be curated for those relevant to the teaching/learning experience at LC. 

What comes next?

How do I Wrap up the Year?

DO YOU NEEDING HELP SOLVING ONLINE TEACHING ISSUES?

Are you Advising your students from a distance?

Are your students asking to take your class P/D/F?

Do you need to administer a test?

  • *NEW* Online Exams Explained - A great video introduction to options for giving exams by LC Instructional Designer Carrie Kyser. This is the video of Carrie's zoom session recorded April 16, 2020.
  • There are many alternatives to testing students to assess their learning. Consider open book tests, papers, presentations, etc, to determine what students have learned, instead of high stakes testing. It is ok to change your assessment approach right now, and it might be helpful to ask your students for input on deciding (and the CTL and eLearning are happy to talk through options too). 
  • If you decide to test through Blackboard/Canvas, here are some resources:
    • Online Exams Explained - Watch this first!
    • Learn about Respondus Respondus will  magically upload a Word Doc of multiple choice questions into Blackboard/Canvas and format it correctly, and do a bunch of other neat test-taking things. Contact e-learning for more information.
    • There is training information about Respondus available in a Blackboard course that covers Respondus LockDown Browser, Respondus Monitor, and Respondus 4.0. If you would like to be enrolled, please contact your instructional designer.
  • If you want to give a test outside of the LMS (like sending students a test by email) then here are a few resources/ideas:

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IDEAS FOR GETTING YOUR CLASS ONLINE?

ARE YOU NEEDING TO PUT YOUR LAB AND/OR CTE CLASS ONLINE?

Are you looking for textbooks and other (now free) resources online?

Do you want examples of Documents to GUide Students to successfully move online?

DO YOU WANT TO (EVEN BETTER) SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS?

Are you thinking about Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, And Anti-Racism (IDEA) online?

 Are you concerned about your students' wellbeing?

Are you finding that you have research questions that you'd like to explore? (and other research-related links)

Do you want Books and Articles that could be used in class to help students reflect on COVid-19? [Much appreciation to Eric Martin for the idea of collecting these]