Online @ WFU: A Blog

Join us for our Canvas Week Instructional Design Sessions

This is the chance to reflect on your online teaching experience and explore new ways of making your courses more effective, engaging, and consistent. Our instructional designers will be offering two different sessions on Wednesday (4/14), find below more information about these sessions and the registration links.  First Session: Engagement in Canvas (Register here)  Wednesday, […]

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Bridging divides

Recently, my seven-year-old declared that she wants to become an instructional designer. When I asked her what she likes about my work, she replied, “You get to talk to so many ‘cool’ people.” And it’s true; I do! While observing my work from home she has gained a unique view into the many great faculty […]

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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

The post appeared first on the Center for the Advancement of Teaching website. Maybe you have already experienced this in your classroom; students are exhausted, struggling personally or academically, while others aren’t responding altogether. It is no surprise that the current transition to remote learning formats has intensified the stress and anxiety experienced by all […]

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Integrating OneNote and Canvas: A Companion Piece to Shared Spaces

If you have read the recent CAT blog post by Anita McCauley and Lynne Yengulalp you may be excited to use OneNote as a digital whiteboard with your course.  However, there are a few setup steps that need to happen before you get started.  The Canvas and OneNote Class Notebook setup isn’t hard and we encourage […]

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Planning for Spring with Canvas Templates

Authors: Amy Archambault & Norah Elmagraby It may seem early to be thinking about Spring 2021 but here we are, already at the beginning of November. However, the end of Fall 2020 semester will be a chapter in the books in a relatively short time and once the hoopla of the holidays and break are […]

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Zoom Tools for Classroom Engagement (Part 2 of 2)

Classroom engagement in synchronous online classrooms has its unique challenges. In my previous post, I suggested that the best way to manage online classroom engagement is by structured and planned interactions. These interactions can both help you achieve your learning objectives as well as building an online learning community. Luckily, Zoom offers multiple tools that […]

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Making Education More Equitable

On September 30, well-known author, sociologist and public scholar Dr.Tressie McMillan Cottom, Charla Shed, professor of sociology and urban education (the author of Unequal City: Race School and Perceptions of Injustice) and Cathy N. Davidson (the author of The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux)  discussed […]

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Creating Small Learning Moments

Michelle Pacansky-Brock, educator, author, and faculty developer, tweeted this last week: “Designing mobile-friendly learning is anti-racist. #HumanizeOL”. (@brocansky, 2020)   The data she is tweeting out is from a 2019 Pew Research study which shows that, while most Americans own a cellphone, most students who are Black and Hispanic between the ages of 18-29 own […]

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Using The Discussion Boards Effectively

The previous post offered insights into various ways that Zoom might be used to maximize classroom engagement during live online class sessions (with more to come in later posts). Learning, however, is not limited to live class sessions. And while we don’t always think of it this way, a significant portion of one’s new knowledge […]

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It’s International Podcast Day!

Authors: Amy Archambault & Norah Elmagraby Photo by israel palacio on Unsplash It’s #InternationalPodcastDay and we want to celebrate some of the awesome podcasts that happen @WakeForest and some that focus on teaching and learning. Enjoy! WFU Podcasts to check out: The Digital Story The Digital Story is a monthly podcast where the Academic Technology […]

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