While we usually look forward to summer's arrival, things are a little different this year with the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand teaching courses online is not what we are accustomed to, but the health and safety of the UIC Community is a top priority.
During these challenging times, it is important be adaptable, and focus on the things we can control. Instructors may need to temporarily change how they teach courses and adapt to teaching online.
ACCC is here to provide you with the tools and technology you need to succeed with online teaching, connecting with students and providing quality learning experiences. We are in this together!
Basic Steps of Teaching Online
ACCC-LTS has designed an online course, Basic Steps of Teaching Online, that provides guidance on how instructors can get courses online and adapt to an online learning environment. Start with a quick quiz that will identify where to start and learn about the tools, technologies and resources available to you. Visit the Basic Steps of Teaching Online page: go.uic.edu/teaching-online-steps
Online Learning Pages
With summer courses being exclusively online, we are happy to announce the launch of ACCC's Online Learning webpages dedicated to supporting faculty and students. These pages provide resources, guides and tutorials that assist with the transition to online learning environments. Check it out!
Join Library faculty as they demonstrate ways to identify and link to relevant course materials for online learning (both free and library subscriptions) and discuss how liaison librarians can support research assignment design and student success.
- Library Panel – Using Digital Resources from the University Library
- How to share relevant course materials and using library support resources
- Date: Wednesday, June 3 - 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
- Visit: go.uic.edu/webinarcalendar for meeting info
Below are the upcoming webinars hosted by UIC Partners:
- VoiceThead: Using VoiceThread in Blackboard
- VoiceThread can be used for student engagement & discussion
- Date: Tuesday, June 2 - 12:00pm CST
- Register here: voicethread.com/workshops
- Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor - Instructor Training
- Respondus provides online proctoring tools used for conducting remote assessments
- Date: Multiple
- Register here: web.respondus.com/webinars/
Several webinars were hosted recently that provide guidance and resources for teaching online. If you were unable to attend, or are a Fall instructor that may want to prepare for the Fall term, you can access the recorded sessions below.
- Adopting Digital Textbooks to Blackboard Courses (30 min)
- Asynchronous Teaching for Large Lectures (57 min)
- Summer 2020 Course Template
- Benefits and Pedagogical Considerations (50 min)
- Using the Tools and Customization Options (1 hour)
ACCC-LTS Webinar Calendar
To view upcoming events, and access previous webinars and recorded sessions, visit the ACCC-LTS Webinar Calendar.
Zoom 5.0 Update
Zoom has recently released Zoom 5.0. This latest release has new encryption and security features that provides added protection for meeting data and greater resistance to tampering. After May 30, all Zoom users operating on older versions will be required to update before joining meetings. Users should update their Zoom account, or allow Zoom to update, when prompted. Learn how to check and update your Zoom account here: https://answers.uillinois.edu/uic/102529
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UIC Digital Services created this 10-minute tutorial on how to use Zoom. This video covers how to create a session, change settings, use breakout rooms and the control panel, and more!
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June Featured Courses
Support your Well-Being During Times of Uncertainty
In this learning path, you can gain immediately applicable skills to support your well-being during change and uncertainty. Twenty curated courses cover topics such as practicing mindfulness and meditation; managing anxiety, depression, and stress; calming your mind; and restoring your body.
Office 365 for Educators
This 2-hour course demonstrates education-specific techniques and ideas to help educators create more dynamic lessons, track student progress, share files online, and even save time. Learn to create lessons for flipped classes, newsletters, and tutorials, and turn the tables and challenge your students to create projects with the same programs.
Teaching Techniques: Project-Based Learning
This 41-minute course explores the foundations of project-based learning, defining authentic learning and how project-based learning differs from problem-based learning.
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UIC Mobile App Decommission
Effective July 15, 2020, the UIC Mobile App and Mobile web resource, m.uic.edu, will be retired and unavailable for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. After July 15, if you have the UIC Mobile App installed on your device, it will continue to function but will not be updated.
ACCC will be working on a mobile strategy over the next year. We encourage feedback and functionality suggestions for a new UIC Mobile App (or apps). Please submit any ideas through the mobile app features enhancement form: go.uic.edu/app-feature-request