As UP gears up to meet new challenges this Fall, ATSI is hard at work, collaborating with stakeholders from different units of campus to make sure that faculty are supported in the new mode of in-person/at-distance teaching. I want to quickly summarize some of what we are working on:
- The Hybrid & Online Teaching Basecamp is a Moodle course developed by a subcommittee of the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Contingency Instructional Planning consisting of faculty and representatives from Academic Technology Services and Innovation (ATSI), with input from student stakeholders. This is our hub where we are aggregating resources, tech help and peer support. Every faculty member has access to this Moodle page and its wealth of resources, strategies, and opportunities to connect with colleagues to ask questions and share best practices (see link below for more info.)
- We will be co-presenting demo session(s) on the classroom technology stack and how it can be used to connect with at-distance students.
- ATSI will be holding weekly webinars on digital tools that can be used to teach and engage students digitally starting in July. Watch this space for more info!
- We are creating a resource “knowledge base” website dedicated to providing “just-in-time” help in using technology in the hybrid classroom. The format is based on our popular Moodle Guides site.
- We continue to support Moodle and integrated tools that can provide asynchronous learning outside of the classroom/class time. Moodle will receive an upgrade later this summer that includes enhancements to the forums module and more.
ATSI’s top priority is to support faculty in teaching and learning in this challenging new environment. We continue to offer consultation and training on academic technology at UP – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, questions, etc.