Guidance and help

Resources to help educators design their courses and for thinking about and planning community building

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About Video Conferencing
Addressing many of the questions you might have about video conferencing.
Maha Bali, Autumm Caines
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Alternative Approaches to Grading
Consider different approaches to grading and how they can affect the classroom atmosphere and more!
Maha Bali, Mia Zamora, Jasmina Najjar, Laura Gibbs, Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh, Arley Cruthers
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Cognitive/exam Wrappers for Metacognition
Help students reflect on their exam/assessment performance in order to improve future performance in your course.
Maha Bali
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Estimate workload
Useful tools for estimating workloads and adjusting your plans accordingly.
Maha Bali
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Getting Feedback From Students Mid-Semester
"Why the end of the semester is too late to collect actionable feedback from your students."
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Karen Ray Costa’s Trauma-Aware Teaching Checklist
This checklist has been prepared for higher educators as a tool to reflect on their teaching and courses, regardless of modality.
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Loglines
A fun, text-based way to warm up or cool down a session or topic.
Equity Unbound Activity
Office Hour Scheduling via Google Calendar
Particularly helpful to facilitate the scheduling of office hours with students for teachers who need to meet students individually in short timeslots.
Fikry Boutros
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Self-assessment Tool (of social justice in your teaching) from DISCs (Disciplines Inquiring into Societal Challenges)
Gauge your level of competence and comfort in the themes of gender-consciousness, interculturalism, and community, both in their individual pedagogical practices and wider academic engagements.
Maha Bali
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Some Safety Considerations for Online Community Building
Setting a human-centered tone to your class from the beginning of the semester.
Kate Bowles
Teach-in Against Surveillance event
The purpose of this video is for educators to know about some of the dangers/harms of online proctoring/surveillance technology.
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Torrey Trust’s Technology is Not the Solution to Cheating
This is a useful infographic for thinking through how to build trust and reduce cheating in your courses - recognising that technology will not solve your problems. 
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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy & How is Your Heart?
How to help students thrive in class in times of trauma.
Mays Imad
Activity
Wheel of Life for Student Self-help
The Wheel of Life provides a snapshot of your wellbeing and the level of satisfaction in your current circumstances.
Maha Bali

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