Teaching during a disruption often involves shifting to, and successfully sustaining, a level of remote instruction for a certain amount of time. The disruption may be abrupt and short-lived, or may last longer-term. These factors, along with others, will contribute to your ability to plan and prepare, and continue teaching. Given the breadth of possibilities, the university aims to provide an evolving variety of support opportunities to meet your needs. The opportunities range in length and focus, some designed to be just-in-time support for a particular disruption at hand, while others are long-standing, more comprehensive programs, or ongoing series focused on specific tools and topics. Listed below are currently available support opportunities. Additional opportunities will be added as they are made available.
If you can't make a live event or prefer to view resources on your own time and pace, check out a variety of recorded webinars, quick guides and an instructor toolkit.
Preparing to Teach Online Bootcamp
This new, week-long, intensive course is intended for instructors and teaching assistants new to teaching online, and introduces the most important components for a successful online learning experience. Participants work through five key modules – one module per day – reviewing resources and completing essential tasks. From 8:30-9:30am each day, participants meet synchronously to review the modules, ask questions and get support. Join us to learn how to efficiently and effectively develop an online course. Successfully complete all assignments and receive a digital badge, Prepared to Teach Online.
Upcoming Session: November 10-16
This long-standing, comprehensive, faculty learning community is intended for instructors who are new to – or want to explore and apply more in-depth best practices – designing (or re-designing) and teaching fully online, credit courses. Participants experience what it is like to be an “online student,” while applying research-based online course design and teaching best practices. The program offers two free courses: “Plan & Design” and “Facilitation & Management.” You can take one or both courses, in any order, depending on your needs.
- Facilitation & Management: October 26 – December 4 | Register by October 23
- Plan & Design: January 25 – March 26 | Register by January 13
- Facilitation & Management: March 22 – April 30 | Register by March 15
More information can be found on the TeachOnline@UW website.
Honorlock Sessions with Q&A
Join a virtual Honorlock session with Mary Thompson, of the Provost’s office, and Mallory Conlon of DoIT Academic Technology to discuss how to customize Honorlock to meet the needs for your online course assessments in Canvas. We will share communication examples, checklists and other support tools. The event is intended for instructors teaching this fall 2020 and spring 2021. Register at go.wisc.edu/52m32q to get directions on joining the Blackboard Collaborate meeting. Event will be recorded.
Upcoming Sessions: October 28 from 2:30-3:30pm; November 18 from 9:30-10:30am, January 19 from 12:00-1:00pm, February 4 from 1:00-2:00pm, March 17 from 1:30-2:30pm
Active Teaching Labs
Grounded in inclusive learning, infused with research, and connecting to the Wisconsin Experience, these virtual Active Teaching Labs will help instructors learn more about teaching tools and equitable practices, and hear how UW-Madison instructors motivate, engage, and more effectively teach the diverse range of students we encounter. Open to all faculty, instructors, instructional staff and teaching assistants.
This webinar series focuses on centrally supported digital teaching and learning tools within the Learn@UW suite, which includes Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace, AEFIS, Top Hat, Blackboard Collaborate, Pressbooks, Piazza, Atomic Assessments, Turnitin and Honorlock. Appropriate for all faculty, instructors and teaching assistants.
The Discussion Project Virtual
The Discussion Project’s spring 2020 research based on 1,164 surveys and 92 interviews of UW-Madison students indicates that they greatly value high-quality online discussion. This training helps instructors design and implement equitable, inclusive and engaging online discussion. It consists of five, two-hour synchronous sessions via Zoom, each preceded by an hour of asynchronous work. Applications now open for January trainings!
Delta Program Workshops, Courses & Learning Communities
The Delta Program offers a variety of workshops and courses to address the challenges of remote teaching while designing inclusive and effective learning experiences. They provide teaching professional development primarily for graduate students, teaching assistants and postdocs, but faculty and instructional staff are welcome.
- Check out Delta’s events page here to see all of their upcoming workshops
- Visit Delta’s courses page here to learn about their learning communities and classes
- Sign up for the Delta newsletter here to be notified as more events open
Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence
Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence (MTLE) is a two-semester professional development program in teaching designed to support early-career, tenure-track faculty in applying evidence-based practices proven to enhance student learning. Guided by an expert MTLE facilitator, small cohorts (10-12 members) of Faculty Fellows hold weekly, 90-minute sessions throughout each semester and advance through curriculum modules typically spanning 3 weeks; module topics are carefully selected based on longstanding pedagogical principles and the latest teaching and learning literature. MTLE Fellows develop their teaching skills through a robust program curriculum, making meaningful connections with early-career faculty peers and building a strong support network with the teaching and learning community along the way.
Eligibility: Assistant professors on tenure-track – applicants within their first three years on campus are prioritized.
- October 26TeachOnline@UW Facilitation & Management CourseRegister by October 22 to ensure consideration. 9:00 AM
- October 28
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- October 28
- November 2
- November 4
- November 5Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD): Demo & DiscussionLearning Analytics for Principal Instructors11:00 AM, Online
- November 9
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- November 11
- November 17Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD): Demo & DiscussionLearning Analytics for Principal Instructors11:00 AM, Online
- November 18
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- December 1Honorlock TrainingHow to get the most out of automated proctoring9:00 AM
- December 2