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Institute for Teaching and Learning

Supporting faculty…Improving teaching…Enhancing student learning

The Institute for Teaching and Learning supports faculty by focusing on improving teaching and enhancing student learning. We offer workshops, information sessions, and training related to professional development, general education, student learning assessment, course design and development, and implementation of technology to enhance teaching.

Keep Teaching! A Guide to Moving your Class Online

Click here for information, guidance, and resources as you move your classes to remote instruction.

Workshops and Events

Planning Your Hybrid, Dual Delivery, or Online Live Class

If you are wondering how to redesign your course for this fall’s changing landscape, or are worried about how to engage students at a social-- and/or physical—distance, sign up for ITL’s interactive workshop series to learn--and practice--the art of creating richer experiences for student engagement in a tech-enhanced environment. This workshop is designed especially for those planning to teach dual delivery, hybrid, or online live classes during Fall 2020.

  • Dates and times:  Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24:  9:00 - 11:00 am.
  • The series will be repeated Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7th, 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • Workshop time and hands-on activities will be built into each session, allowing  participants to begin generating ideas and (re)developing class syllabi and materials on the spot
  • Daily meetings will be hosted online (via WebEx and Teams) and on campus (with social distancing protocols in place), allowing participants to experience the classroom from their students’ perspective(s) 
  • Participants will be hosted online (via WebEx and Teams) and on campus (with social distancing protocols in place), allowing participants to experience the classroom from their students’ perspective(s) 
  • Resources, sample activities, and session recordings will be housed on a Brightspace page developed for workshop attendees

Daily Schedule:

Day 1: Reimagining and Rebuilding your Course (connect via WebEx*)

Day 2: Creating Presence and Fostering Engagement (connect via WebEx*)

Day 3Exercising Flexibility  (connect via Microsoft Teams*)

Day 4:  Making it All Work:  The Mechanics of Dual/Hybrid/Online Live Delivery (connect via Microsoft Teams -- and/or come onto campus to set up, practice, and record your own “session”)

Day 5:  On-Campus Resources and Final Thoughts (connect via TBD*)

*Further details regarding the workshops and options for daily on-campus attendance will be emailed to participants in the first series by July 15th. Those who attend and participate in the entire series will earn an ITL Certificate of Completion. 

Click here to sign up.  Please register by July 13th

ITL Phone or Email Consultations

If you can’t make the ITL Open Hours or are unsure about using WebEx, send us an email at itl@uakron.edu to ask a question or request a phone consultation.

New Faculty Orientation

Suggest a Session

To submit your idea for a faculty-focused ITL session, please complete the following survey:

Submit Your Idea

Office location and contact information

ITL is located in Leigh Hall 412  

Janet Bean, Director of ITL, ext. 6462

Email: ITL@uakron.edu