Quick links: Student Engagement Strategies | Quizzes, Exams and Assessment Tips | Lecture Strategy and Production | Adjusting Courses for Remote Success



Student Engagement Strategies

Ian Straughn, Anthropology
Office Hours: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. and by appointment
Email for Zoom link: ian.straughn@uci.edu

Topics he can assist with:

  • Deciding whether to have live synchronous zoom sessions for your course
  • What kinds of activities (besides straightforward lectures) to have in a synchronous session
  • Using Zoom polls and breakout rooms
  • Strategies for Canvas discussion boards
  • Whether group work is possible remotely and how to do it effectively
  • Developing assignments that encourage active student learning
  • Strategies for active watching of recorded lectures and other media
  • Strategies for active reading of course materials
  • How to manage the zoom wall of avatars, initials, and the occasional live face when running a synchronous session
  • Developing active roles for your TAs during live remote sessions
  • Thinking through student accessibility issues & accommodations



Quizzes, Exams and Assessment Tips

Marek Kaminski, Political Science
Office Hours: Fridays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Email for Zoom link: mkaminsk@uci.edu

Helpful tutorials on quiz basics:



Lecture Strategy and Production

Kristin Turney, Sociology
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning Aug 10
Email for Zoom link: kristin.turney@uci.edu



Adjusting Courses for Remote Success

Gustavo Oliveira, Global and International Studies
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Tuesdays will be topic structured; Thursdays will be open-ended)
Email for Zoom link: gustavo.oliveira@uci.edu

  • August 4: Teaching Remotely for the First Time: Where to Start?
  • August 11: Tweaking Syllabi and Learning Objectives for Better Remote Learning

Subsequent topics to be determined and will be sent via email to instructional list prior to start date/time.



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