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Recorded Workshops

These sessions focused on content, sharing ideas and actualizing teaching philosophies — helping instructors begin to visualize how they can best utilize their individual teaching styles via some particular realm of online instruction. The recordings of each session remain below as a resource for the fall term.

Increasing Student EngagementTuesday, June 16 at 11 AM
Workshop Instructor: Matt Farmer

This workshop will discuss practices and tips discovered during the spring 2020 semester. These practices are designed to increase student engagement during on-line lectures and synchronous classes, as well outside of scheduled class times.

The password for the recorded training is 0P!00W&6 (note that the "0"s are zeros).

WATCH Recorded Workshop (password: 0P!00W&6) 
Making Expectations ClearWednesday, June 17 at 10 AM
Workshop Instructor: Matt Farmer

This workshop will discuss practices for making class expectations clear for on-line learning prior to and during the semester. These practices are designed to reduce student anxiety, increase student participation and decrease instructor frustration.

The password for the recorded training is 2f+%9a@3
 
Exam Construction & Exam SecurityTuesday, June 23 at 11 AM
Workshop Instructors: Aaron Franzen and Ginny McDonough

This workshop will explore how to create and administer exams online and ideas for reducing opportunities for unethical behavior.

WATCH Recorded Workshop  
Basic Video Capture for Synchronous and Asynchronous Courses Monday, June 29 at 10 AM and Tuesday, July 14 at 10 AM

Workshop Instructor: Paul DeYoung

In this workshop I will show how I capture material during a standard F2F lecture (for use by students not present for any of a variety of reasons), and how I have captured material for asynchronous viewing by students.  Some basic editing of captured material will be shown. I use Camtasia and/or Snagit, but some general tricks that have been learned will also be included. Note that these videos are not studio quality, high-end videos. Rather they are a “good enough” product that allows me to spend time preparing the lectures without being overwhelmed by spending time processing videos.

WATCH Recorded Workshop (first workshop) 

VIEW short tutorials on video capture for a variety of formats 

WATCH Recorded Workshop (second workshop) 

Synchronous and Asynchronous Course Delivery (Focused on Delivery of Content)Tuesday, June 30 at 10 AM

Workshop Instructor: Paul DeYoung

Physics 105 is a content delivery course that I have taught for over a decade and delivered in a variety of ways including, F2F, distance, synchronously, asynchronously, tradition style and flipped styles using video capture in one way or another.  I will present a variety of tips and tricks learned over the years about delivery, processing, facilitating questions during synchronous distance learning, helping with homework, and office hours.

Please note that this is content delivery with very little student-student interaction or discussion. See the July 8 workshop "Building a Learning Community Online" and the July 10 workshop "Active Learning Online" for information about ways to effectively include that aspect.

WATCH Recorded Workshop 

Accessible Digital ContentTuesday, June 30 at 1 PM and Tuesday, July 7 at 1 PM

Workshop Instructor: Carrie Dattels

Start simple and start now. We will review multiple strategies and tools for proactively increasing access for a wide variety of learners during the creation of course materials and presentations.

WATCH Recorded Workshop  

Building a Learning Community OnlineWednesday, July 8 at 10 AM and Wednesday, July 15 at 10 AM

Workshop Instructors: Marissa Doshi & Stephen Maiullo

One of the biggest concerns that professors have about online and remote learning is about our ability to replicate the intimacy and community of the in-person class. This workshop aims to present some basic strategies and tools to build a community of learners in synchronous and asynchronous online courses. In this workshop, we will share some of our own experiences about what has worked for us (and, of course, what hasn't) and we will invite participants to brainstorm with us about how they might transform, adapt and reimagine community for the virtual classroom.

WATCH Recorded Workshop (must be signed in to a Hope Google account) 

During the above recorded video, chat window comments were captured and are available here.

Student Collaborative ProjectsThursday, July 9 at 10 AM and Thursday, July 16 at 10 AM

Workshop Instructor: Marcus Fila

This workshop will look at how to create and manage engaging student collaborative projects; and assess student participation and performance in an online setting.  
 
Active Learning OnlineFriday, July 10 at 10 AM and Monday, July 13 at 10 AM

Workshop Instructors: Marissa Doshi & Marcus Fila

This workshop explores how to use active learning strategies in an online setting.

WATCH Recorded Workshop 

Pedagogy of Engagement & DiscussionTuesday, August 25

Workshop Instructor: Beth Trembley and Lauren Janes

How do you increase student engagement in online courses? Learn about several free applications that can help integrate more active engagement, particularly discussion, in your course design. 

WATCH Recorded Workshop 

Course Organization using Google Drive and MoodleTuesday, September 8

Workshop Instructors: Beth Trembley and Alyssa Cheadle

Tips on oganizing and uisng your Google Drive more effectively and a sample process for how to use Google Drive and Google Docs with Moodle for a more streamlined class structure and workflow.

WATCH Recorded Workshop 

 Computing and Information Technology

CIT staff members are available to help troubleshoot technology issues. Visit their Online Teaching Tools page for information about using online resources.  These resources include how to make the most of Moodle and video conferencing via Google Meet.

If you are having issues with your Hope College computer or have other technology needs, please submit a work order.

See the Online Teaching Tools information page 

One-on-One support 

Moodle

Kate Maybury and Tom Ludwig are available to meet individually to discuss using Moodle to deliver course content. (A helpful webpage for Moodle is also available here.)

Kate Maybury
       is available to meet individually or with small groups via videoconference (using Google Meet) to discuss any aspect of Moodle — including tips about using Moodle in your course — or Google Meet. Email her at
 mayburyk@hope.edu 
      to set up an appointment, then go to
 https://meet.google.com/frp-tyvy-osx 
      to join the videoconference at the time of the appointment.
Tom Ludwig is available to meet individually or with small groups via videoconference (using Google Meet) to discuss any aspect of Moodle — including tips about using Moodle in your course — or Google Meet. Email him at ludwig@hope.edu to set up an appointment, then go to  https://meet.google.com/vcw- nquf-wni to join the videoconference at the time of the appointment.
Google Meet

Leo Herzog is available to help with Google Meet integration. (A helpful webpage for Google Meet is also available here.)

Digital Librarian
Faculty are welcome to reach out to Digital Liberal Arts Librarian Tori Longfield for individual meetings to discuss lecture capture options/technology, critically think through ways to facilitate digital project needs, and more. Book an appointment if interested. 

Divisional & Departmental Technology Champions

Want to talk with a colleague? The following have self-identified as experienced and willing to help with Google Meet and Moodle.

If you'd like to be added to this list, please email provost@hope.edu. Many thanks to all for coming together so quickly!

Moodle

Arts & Humanities Divisions

Anne Heath
      (Art & Art History)
Josh Kraut
      (World Languages & Cultures)
Lisa McGunigal
      (English)
Regan Postma-Montano
      (English and World Languages & Cultures)
Daniel Woolsey
    (World Languages & Cultures)

Social Science Division

Tony Donk
      (Education)
Patricia Roehling
      (Psychology)
Lindsey Root Luna
    (Psychology)

Natural and Applied Science Division

Darin Stephenson
      (Mathematics & Statistics)
Mike Pikaart
      (Chemistry)
Leah Chase
      (Biology & Chemistry)
Joanne Stewart
    (Chemistry)
Google Meet

Arts & Humanities Divisions

Tatevik Gyulamiryan
      (World Languages & Cultures)
Daniel Woosley
    (World Languages & Cultures)

Social Science Division

Dierdre Johnston
      (Communication)
Steven McMullen
      (Economics & Business)
Rachel Schutte
      (Political Science)
Morgan Wilson Glotfelty
    (Economics & Business)

Natural and Applied Sciences

Ryan McFall
       (Computer Science)
Aaron Welsch
    (Biology)

Student Resources

For Students: Transition to Online Learning 

Taking Notes While Learning Online

In this short video using these PowerPoint slidesAssociate Provost Gerald Griffin encourages students to development additional active learning and note taking skills as they move to an online learning format. Point students to this video and the Cornell Note Taking System as additional resources. 

Difficulty Viewing Videos?

Dr. Vanessa Muilenberg offers the following advice to students who are struggling to access videos remotely.

Using the same software as YouTube, Google automatically encodes the uploaded file in different resolutions to allow for viewing on different devices and different levels of bandwidth (internet speed). Viewing these videos should be similar to any video hosted by YouTube. Depending on the speed of your internet connection there are some steps you can take if streaming the videos natively is not working well.

Set the streaming video quality to its lowest setting by selecting the gear icon in the lower right corner, then selecting 480p, if that doesn’t work, select 360p. Please note that the figures may be more difficult to read at these settings.

Download the video for offline viewing. Rather than stream the video it is possible to perform a local download of the file to your device. The upper right hand side of the video contains a number of controls. The icon with the down arrow is the download file icon. Click here and you can download the video to your local storage. If your internet speed is limited this may take some time, please plan accordingly.

View the videos on a mobile device. If your internet speeds are slow and you have an “unlimited” data plan on your phone or tablet you may be able to stream these videos over your data connection faster than your home internet.

Find more resources for students at the Remote Learning page.

Additional Resources

Your Hope-issued laptops come with a webcam and microphone installed.  Instruction and course creation should happen from home where possible. If you require resources from your office or classroom, you must have permission to come to campus first. Email campushealth@hope.edu to request permission.

VanWylen Library has a variety of resources to support online learning and will continue to update these resources over the next month.

Thinking about academic integrity? Test creation? Drs. Tom Ludwig, Barry Bandstra and Gerald Griffin have created this guide to enhance levels of academic integrity with online instruction.

See more online learning resources available from the library