Engaging Students with the Reading

This article explores five strategies for helping students engage thoroughly and thoughtfully with reading assignments. Use the techniques that resonate with... ... Read More
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Getting Started with Remote Teaching

NOTE: This article is intended for faculty in Champlain’s traditional campus-based programs who find themselves temporarily teaching remotely. It does... ... Read More
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Using Swivl

Swivl is a device that’s useful for recording your classes without having a camera dominate your classroom. It consists of... ... Read More
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Collaborative Classrooms

by Dr. Miriam Horne, Associate Professor, CORE; edited by Caroline Toy, CLT Collaborative classrooms provide benefits for student learning and... ... Read More
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Building Community in Hybrid and Online Learning

In common usage we often use the word “community” to refer to physical spaces. Because of this, it can be easy to feel that creating a classroom community in a virtual space is difficult or even impossible. But in fact, Gen Z knows that all of the aspects of community can be (even more) successfully created in a flex-hybrid course - and doing so only rarely requires more work for an instructor than for fully in-person classes. (Really!) ... Read More
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Virtual Learning Spaces

There are four principles for making the virtual spaces in your course pleasant and conducive to learning: Keep them psychologically safe; Make them simple and familiar; Add visual appeal; Pay attention to physical comfort. ... Read More
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Developing Community with Breakout Discussion Groups and Other Group Work

Breakout group activities during synchronous class sessions can be a great way to build community, and although they require a bit more initial setup for video class sessions than in a fully in-person classroom, once you have the basic infrastructure in place, breakout groups are quite easy to manage. In fact, in some ways the management of virtual breakout groups is easier than in-person breakout groups. ... Read More
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Leveraging Videoconference Chat Tools

Zoom chat should not be dismissed as a "distraction" - it can be a great way to promote inclusion and encourage participation. This post covers ways you can use chat in your classroom and teaches you the tech you need to know to make it happen. ... Read More
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