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A Place and a Space for Faculty Recording

A Place and a Space for Faculty Recording

As we venture into on-campus teaching again, faculty search for new approaches that best serve themselves and their students. TLi is happy to assist CI faculty in achieving their teaching and learning efforts, located in Solano Hall 1201, TLi’s FIT Studio is here to provide space for faculty design, creativity, discussion, and innovation.  We wanted […]

The Return of In-Person Support…Kinda

The Return of In-Person Support…Kinda

With the start of the Fall 2021 semester came the return of people being back on campus. This meant students, instructors, and staff were once again breathing life into the buildings on campus. And with everyone coming back to campus, that meant everyone coming back to our office for support with their teaching, instructional design, […]

How We Leveled Up Our Teaching Using Streaming Software

How We Leveled Up Our Teaching Using Streaming Software

While we rely on the ease of connecting via video conference tools, for lecture capture, you may be seeking a more robust platform. William (Billy) Munroe and Benny Ng, Chemistry Faculty, and two of our TLi faculty mentors have sought solutions through Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). This freely available software can be used to liven up your […]

Creating a “Fun” Zoom Learning Environment

Creating a “Fun” Zoom Learning Environment

Teaching in a virtual environment can be challenging. When logging in to teach a synchronous Zoom session, many of my students and myself, have already spent hours that day staring at the screens of digital devices. They probably do not want to spend an hour or more listening to a boring lecture. I successfully used […]

Are You There? Give Me Some Love ❤️!! Increasing Students’ Nonverbal Engagement in Zoom Synchronous Sessions

Are You There? Give Me Some Love ❤️!! Increasing Students’ Nonverbal Engagement in Zoom Synchronous Sessions

As instructors, we have come a long way since the March 2020 #greatpivot – survival mode in Spring to get our students to the finish line and naïve optimism for the Fall since we had summer to prepare. It is finally now, in Spring ’21, after a full year of intensive online teaching, that I am gaining […]

How to Be Effective in Covid-19 Online Teaching & Free Teaching Tools

How to Be Effective in Covid-19 Online Teaching & Free Teaching Tools

While I want to acknowledge that accessibility issues exist, I love online learning, because it is accessible to those with physical or practical challenges to education. Social distancing regulations due to covid-19 are causing many of us to have these challenges right now, but many people face everyday physical and practical challenges. I learned most […]

Creating Space for Integration Through Student Choice: How Open Educational Resources (OER) Made my course more relevant for students

Creating Space for Integration Through Student Choice: How Open Educational Resources (OER) Made my course more relevant for students

A Brief Background The Dance in History course is taught online and fulfills the multi-cultural and/or art GE requirement. It is an important class for Performing Arts Dance Emphasis Majors, but the majority of the students come from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. When I survey students at the start of the semester most admit they […]

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