Issue Date: 11-09-2020
Hi, Sharks! We’re kicking off a new addition to our LEC weekly newsletter. Shark Notes is a brief summary of article highlights that you may find helpful. Whenever we read an article we’d like to share, we’ll provide the link in our newsletter. Since you probably get quite a few suggested articles coming from colleagues, external companies, and so on, you can first read the Shark Notes to help decide whether you want to read further. Check out our first article recommendation along with the accompanying Shark Notes. We promise, there will not be a quiz!
Many faculty have had to jump into virtual classrooms with little or no prior experience in running synchronous sessions effectively. Applying the principles of inclusive teaching can have a profound, positive impact on reaching diverse learners who are also adjusting to new environments, especially in Zoom. These eight suggestions will help you reach students and keep them engaged during your Zoom sessions.
Viewing the article may require Free Registration using your NSU email to access the Site License through the NSU Library.
Hogan, K., & Sathy, V. (2020, July 23). 8 Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Zoom Teaching. Retrieved November 05, 2020, from https://www.chronicle.com/article/8-ways-to-be-more-inclusive-in-your-zoom-teaching/
The purpose of this session is to discuss how Zoom can be used to facilitate various instructional approaches (e.g., lecture, demonstration, retrieval practice, role play, think tank/brainstorm, quiet meetings, and Socratic dialogue). An overview of selected approaches will be presented followed by strategies for using Zoom features to facilitate the approach.
Pre-registration is required. There is a 30-participant limit for each day. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Thursday November 12th, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
To Register for this course visit - https://nova.traincaster.com/app/Login.pm?course_code=instappnov12 select Traincaster, log in, and then click on Classroom Schedule.
Thursday November 19th, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
To Register for this course visit - https://nova.traincaster.com/app/Login.pm?course_code=instappnov19 select Traincaster, log in, and then click on Classroom Schedule.
Friday December 4th, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
To Register for this course visit - https://nova.traincaster.com/app/Login.pm?course_code=instappdec04 select Traincaster, log in, and then click on Classroom Schedule.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
To Register for this course visit - https://nova.traincaster.com/app/Login.pm?course_code=instappdec08 select Traincaster, log in, and then click on Classroom Schedule.
To browse other course offerings visit https://nova.traincaster.com
BlendFlex training opportunities available for the month of November!
Register for a BlendFlex interactive training session and learn how to deliver face-to-face and online learning experiences simultaneously. After this mandatory online faculty training, you will be able to do the following:
We look forward to seeing you online!
November 11th, 2020 9:30 am – 11:00 am
To Register for this course visit – https://nova.traincaster.com/app/Login.pm?course_code=BlendFlexNov11, select TrainCaster, login, and then click on Classroom Schedule.
November 16th, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
To Register for this course visit – https://nova.traincaster.com/app/Login.pm?course_code=BlendFlexNov16, select TrainCaster, login, and then click on Classroom Schedule.
For Instructions about registration through TrainCaster check out this document or the video linked below.
Register for the New BlendFlex Training Self-Paced Course
The Learning and Educational Center (LEC) is pleased to announce the release of the new Self-Paced “Teaching in the BlendFlex Model” online training. The asynchronous course consists of four modules and should take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Take a look at our site for more information on the BlendFlex Self-Paced Course.
In support of the BlendFlex model and the Return of the Sharks in our new “normal”, classrooms have been enhanced with additional video technology capabilities. The podium computers have cameras connected to facilitate video conferencing and Zoom related activities. Below are some tips to follow for the new podium equipment to prevent improper handling of the equipment:
Podium Computer Tips
On each podium you will notice an icon titled "Live Tech Chat" (pictured above). This icon can be used to quickly get assistance with in-classroom technology. Alternatively, you can contact Desktop Support at 954-262-0070.
Through our partnerships with various colleges and departments, there have been several valuable workshops that were held which you may not have been able to attend. Check out our SharkMedia Channel to see recordings of past workshops such as:
These workshops and additional video assets are all available in the LEC Faculty Development Channel.
Faculty and Staff who need assistance, please feel free to contact NSU Support:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty & Staff Support Hotline at 954-262-0070
Submit a ticket for technical assistance through Service Manager.
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