Training Resources and Opportunities
The following opportunities are offered by the Center for Faculty Excellence.
Essentials for Remote Teaching and Learning
CFE Resource Updated for Spring 2021
Designed to help you make the transition to hybrid or remote teaching, this asynchronous course can be taken at your own pace, focusing on components most important to you. Learn more about research-based course design principles; Spring 2021 Modes of Teaching, aligning course goals/activities/assessments; facilitating student interactions with attention to diversity, equity and inclusion; and using best practices for grading and assessment. Visit the course enrollment page in Sakai.
UNC-CH Remote Teaching Field Notes
Many Carolina faculty have posted brief Field Notes to describe teaching strategies that have worked to enhance student engagement or learning in remote teaching and learning. Get ideas on easy-to-implement strategies or share your own examples. Share your teaching practice.
Conversations on Teaching
lunchtime series (Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10) 12:00pm – 12:50pm(EST)
Carolina faculty are finding creative solutions to engage students and teach well in remote teaching environments. Join any or all of these informal sessions to ask questions, share ideas, and compare notes with faculty colleagues and instructional support staff. Restricted to UNC-CH instructors. A weekly topic will be announced as an initial focus of discussion. Login and then Join via Zoom.
Lunch and Learn Sessions
Offered every Friday in January through the UNC System Office. More information here.
Panopto Training for UNC
We will post upcoming workshops here. In most cases, Zoom meeting links will be sent via a reminder email at least one day prior to the Session and posted here on the Keep Teaching website. We encourage you to add the event to your own calendar.
Getting Started with Poll Everywhere
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon (EST)
Class polls are being used by instructors to engage students, seed discussion, promote applied thinking, and assess student understanding of course concepts. Poll Everywhere is Carolina’s centrally supported polling solution, and is available at no cost to all instructors and students. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn about strategies for developing effective poll assignments and be introduced to the basics for using Poll Everywhere. Register for Getting Started with Poll Everywhere.
Teaching with Sakai Tools to Help Students Learn
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (EST)
Sakai provides instructors with a “one-stop shop” to share all of their course content, communicate with students, assess their learning and provide feedback, and keep track of grades. Join us at this 90-minute training session (short break included) as we discuss how to use Sakai to streamline the learning experience for you and your students. We will share new features available since the Sakai 20 Upgrade and also include a faculty demonstration of a real course. Register for Teaching with Sakai Tools to Help Students Learn.
Introduction to Teaching with Panopto
Thursday, January 14, 2021
1:00-2:00 pm (EST)
This session will serve as a basic introduction to Panpoto, the University’s new video management platform, and how it can be used to support instructional goals. Among the topics covered will include using Panopto to share recorded class Zoom sessions and other instructional video via Sakai, editing and adding quizzes to uploaded videos, and recording options. We will also cover Panopto tools that students can use as study aids. Registration for Introduction to Teaching with Panopto.
Supporting Your Pedagogy with Zoom Breakout Rooms
In this workshop, we will explore ways to support your pedagogical strategies using the current features of Zoom breakout rooms. By the end of this session, you will be able to configure your profile and meeting settings for Zoom to enable relevant in-meeting tools; compare what the host, cohost(s), and participants are able to control with the Breakout Rooms tool; and explain how you would adapt breakout room activities to anticipate and address challenges in your course planning. We will specifically address Zoom features available in version 5.4.7 of the software, including the option for participants to select which breakout room they would like to join. For a broader overview of Zoom features, please review the recorded “Zoom Meetings for Education Training” session available via Zoom or check Keep Teaching for UNC-specific resources.
Digital Accessibility Office (DAO)
To check for space availability and register, see the DAO calendar.
- Jan. 12, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Document Remediation Part 1: Word and Powerpoint
- Jan. 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Document Remediation Part 2: PDF Accessibility
- Jan. 21, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Social Media Accessibility
- Jan. 27, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Digital Accessibility Awareness
Recordings of Previous Trainings
Getting Organized: Using the Lessons Tool in Sakai
Assessment in Sakai: Assignments, Tests & Quizzes
Facilitating Synchronous Student Interaction with Remote Teaching
Facilitating Asynchronous Student Interaction with Remote Teaching
Preparing Your Course for HyFlex
Getting Started with Poll Everywhere
- Workshop Recording (log in with ONYEN)
- Chat Transcript (includes resource links)
- Best Practices Document
Digital Accessibility Office
Please check the Training Calendar for upcoming events.
Guides to Digital Tools
If you’re looking for step-by-step instructions about how to use Sakai, Zoom, video recording, and other digital tools, please see the Digital Solutions page.
Video guides to accessibility, library, Sakai, and other campus resources are available on the Help Videos page.
External Training Sources
REMOTE: Racial Equity in Online Education
This event has already occurred. Visit the USC Center for Urban Education website for session recordings.
For additional resources in pedagogy and best practices from conferences, university websites, and journals, please see the Best Practices page.