This page offers you a number of “one-pagers”—documents that, in one single page, provide an overview of a key aspect of onboarding or faculty professional development and training. Added to the traditional text of the one-pager is a set of links that will take you to additional videos, workshops, or Web resources that may expand your learning of a particular concept or context in teaching and learning or faculty professional development. New one-pagers will be added as new topics emerge. Please feel free to send in your ideas for other topics or contexts for development. Please note that each of the one-pagers is a one-page PDF that provides links to all of the listed content. Just click on the image or text description for any item and you will be directed to the video or Web resource associated with the content. Please reach out if you have any questions. The one-pager files are also available at the bottom of this page for download.
Teaching DE and EVE courses may require significant use of video. Each discipline has specific needs in terms of the content, form, and technological production required for a given video. This guide provides an overview of the many LTCC Teaching & Learning resources focused on videos. Included are workshops and video guides that take you through the process of creating a video specific to situations that you may encounter in your own teaching. Click on the description or image in the PDF to discover the resources related to creating videos for your own classes.
Zoom is LTCC’s video conferencing software that allows you to hold synchronous (live) classes with students as well as record class sessions for later viewing. Zoom has many options—all of which are customizable to your preferences in the Settings tab. While Zoom is easy to use, it is not completely intuitive in terms of its use. The videos and resources in this collection provide you with an overview of the main features of Zoom as well as links to signing up for Zoom and for technical assistance. Click on the description or image in the PDF to learn more about Zoom and its possibilities for your DE/EVE class.
The Canvas LMS, or Learning Management System, is an incredibly powerful tool for the delivery of your DE or EVE class. Regardless of the discipline that you teach, you can be sure that Canvas will give you many options in terms of creating a class that is interactive and innovative for our students. Because of Canvas’ open and customizable environment, first-time users of the LMS may be overwhelmed with the many options. This one-pager will guide you through some of the main features of Canvas. Have a look in order to refine your Canvas LMS skills. Click on the description or image in the PDF to discover the ins and outs of Canvas.
LTCC offers traditional distance education (DE) courses that provide independent learning and flexibility. For students who wish to have a face-to-face educational experience but in the safest way possible during COVID-19, LTCC introduced Enhanced Virtual Education, or EVE. Like traditional DE, EVE classes are also offered online and use the Canvas LMS for information and resources, but they also use Zoom, as well as other technologies, to provide more real-time contact. This one-pager focuses on the ideas behind EVE and directs you to videos and resources that may be of value. Click on the description or image in the PDF to learn more about EVE and its different possibilities for your teaching.
The syllabus is such an important document for all LTCC classes. There are many questions about the syllabus, ranging from: What should I include? Should it be long or short? Which policies should I list? How should I list my contact information? This one-pager (and its various resources) is designed to give you practical advice on the class syllabus. There are downloadable resources (many of which have been offered by other faculty) that you can import directly in your class. Click on the description or image in the PDF to learn more about the syllabus and its important foundations for your course and your teaching.
The Educational Futures series is designed to focus on Unexpected, Innovative, and Emerging
Technologies, Trends, Tendencies in Education. The series is focused especially on opportunities for adaptation as more and more of LTCC faculty, teaching, and professional work (due to the circumstances of COVID-19) is taking place in distance and virtual contexts.