Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching Remotely Pop-Up Series

This online series explores timely topics related to teaching remotely. Sessions include best-practices and essential aspects of effective remote instruction along with opportunities to share ideas and resources.

We’ve recorded and captioned most of our spring quarter Pop-Up sessions. Please check below for links to the videos.

Upcoming sessions

Check back in January for a list of winter quarter sessions.

Videos of past sessions

Arts-Based Pedagogies for Online Learning in History, Biology, and More (Nov. 19)

Discover arts-based pedagogies for online learning that are applicable to all fields. Presenter: Tikka Sears, director, UW Theater for Change, Center for Teaching and Learning, UW Seattle.

*CTL recorded this session and will post a captioned video in December.

Avoid Zoom Fatigue with Better Virtual Class Discussions (Nov. 12)

Learn how to take advantage of the unique features of virtual discussions, both live and asynchronous.

Panelists:

  • Gavin Doyle, associate teaching professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell
  • Kristin Gustafson, associate teaching professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell
  • Wei Zuo, instructional consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning, UW Seattle

*CTL recorded this session and will post a captioned video in November.

Timed Exams & Alternatives (Oct. 13)

Jennifer Doherty (teaching professor, Department of Biology, UW Seattle) and Jenny Quinn (professor, Sciences and Mathematics, SIAS, UW Tacoma) discuss the pros and cons of timed online exams.

Video: Timed Exams & Alternatives

Lessons Learned: Teaching Remotely in Spring Quarter (May 28)

What went well during the Spring quarter? What can we do differently in the future and why? Instructors reflect and offer advice.

Panelists:

  • Andrea Carroll, senior lecturer, Chemistry, UW Seattle
  • Kirsten Foot, professor, Communication, UW Seattle
  • Tyler Fox, lecturer, Human Centered Design & Engineering, UW Seattle
  • Elli Theobald, instructor and research scientist, Biology, UW Seattle

Video: Lessons Learned

Teaching International and Multilingual Students Remotely (May 21) 

Some features of teaching online remain the same; others have shifted dramatically. Instructors discuss ways to reach and engage international and multilingual students.

Panelists:

  • Erin Cotter, director, Odegaard Writing & Research Center, UW Seattle
  • Hsinmei (May) Lin, lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell
  • Yue Liu, instructor and doctoral candidate, Chemistry, UW Seattle
  • Carlos Salazar, instructor and doctoral candidate, Drama, UW Seattle

Resources referenced in this session:

Video: Teaching International & Multilingual Students Remotely

Beyond Zoom: Asynchronous Teaching in a Synchronous World (May 14)

Explore ideas for asynchronous teaching activities and assignments that engage students.

Panelists:

  • Chris Demaske, associate professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma
  • Robyn Foshee, instructional designer, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Reed Garber-Pearson, librarian, Integrated Social Sciences & Online Learning
  • Sarita Shukla, lecturer, School of Educational Studies, UW Bothell

Resources referenced in this session:

  • Team-Operating-Rules (assignment developed by instructors Jennifer Diamond and Debra Hildebrand for UW Professional & Continuing Education’s Certificate in Project Management capstone course)

Video: Beyond Zoom–Asynchronous Teaching

Supporting Students from Underrepresented Groups and First-Generation Students (May 7)

Learn and share practical ways to support students equitably.

Panelists:

  • Scott Clary, instructor, Instructional Center, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • Vern Harner, doctoral candidate, School of Social Work
  • Elba Moise, instructor, College of Education; instructional consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Deirdre Raynor, associate professor, School for Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma

Resources referenced in this session:

Video: Supporting Students from Underrepresented Groups

Engaging Students in Online Spaces (April 30)

What can student engagement look like in asynchronous and synchronous spaces? Join this faculty and staff educator conversation to learn ways to get students talking.

Panelists:

  • Robyn Foshee, instructional designer, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • José Guzmán, lecturer, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
  • Milan Vidaković, instructional consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning

Resources referenced in this session:

Video: Engaging Students in Online Spaces

Using Mid-Quarter Feedback to Improve Remote Student Learning (April 23)

This session explored evidence-based practices for using mid-quarter feedback, including:

  • How to set up the process for successful response rates and constructive student feedback
  • How to interpret response data
  • How to talk with students about the questions and concerns raised in their responses

Panelists:

  • Sean Gehrke, director, Office of Educational Assessment
  • Katie Malcolm, associate director, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Elba Moise, instructor, College of Education; instructional consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Ken Yasuhara, director, Office for the Advancement of Engineering Teaching & Learning

Video: Using Mid-Quarter Feedback to Improve Student Learning

How to Run Midterm Exams Online With Canvas (April 16)

In this session, presenters discussed ways to design assessments, develop questions, and utilize settings within Canvas Quizzes to measure student learning while minimizing the temptation to cheat. Presenters also considered the ways that approaches to and goals for assessment do not need to change for online instruction.
Panelists:

  • Colleen Craig, senior lecturer, Department of Chemistry; teaching fellow, Academic and Student Affairs
  • Robyn Foshee, instructional designer, Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Abbie Pickering, course coordinator, Department of Chemistry
  • Milan Vidaković, instructional consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning

Resources referenced in this session:

  • Ambrose, S. (2010). How learning works : Seven research-based principles for smart teaching (First ed., Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Darby, F., & Lang, James M. (2019). Small teaching online : Applying learning science in online classes (First ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Garrison, D., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (1999). Critical Inquiry in a Text-Based Environment: Computer Conferencing in Higher Education. The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2-3), 87-105.
  • Marzano, R., & Kendall, J. (2007). The New Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (Second ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • Teodorescu, R. E. (2013). New Approach to Analyzing Physics Problems: A Taxonomy of Introductory Physics Problems. Physical Review Physics Education Research, Retrieved from https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.9.010103.

Video: How to Run Midterm Exams Online With Canvas