The CLT is pleased to offer a range of options for faculty to get individual support, group training, and self-service resources as you prepare for the Spring 2021 semester.
- Spring 2021 Course Standards (Academic Affairs link)
- Pathways to Success
- Tutorials and Videos for Getting Started
- A Note from the Library Team
- What Students Want Us to Know
- Make an Appointment
- Calendar of Workshops and Clinics
On December 3, 2020, the CLT and collaborators Kerry Noonan (Core) and Hannah Cartmel (CC Montreal) held an information session discussing the resources and support services covered on this page. You can watch a recording here (Champlain authentication required; you will be prompted to provide your CC email address and authenticated through Google).
Pathways to Success
Navigate your course design on your own or with CLT support for success!
Check out the CLT Events calendar for more information on workshops and clinics, including dates of the above events, as well as the invitations sent to your own Champlain faculty calendar. No matter what options you choose, you can always make an appointment with us.
Check out the video library on our YouTube channel!
Faculty new to flex-hybrid can use this self-guided checklist to make sure your syllabus and Canvas course are ready to go! Please make a copy for your own use. (Link requires Champlain College login.)
Faculty who are continuing with flex-hybrid can use this checklist. Please make a copy for your own use. (Link requires Champlain login.)
Thanks to the faculty, staff, and student team, including Hannah Cartmel (CC Montreal), Kerry Noonan (Core), Taylor Drinker ’21, and CLT staff, who created these lists.
You can also reference the full Spring 2021 Course Standards, as approved by Faculty Senate.
New to Flex-Hybrid?
If you are new to flex-hybrid teaching, and especially if you are also new to Champlain, we recommend a structured coaching process. This process is also available to returning faculty and those who have taught flex-hybrid before, but would like ongoing coaching.
Make an appointment to get started! You can also view our materials on getting started with flex-hybrid (including the definition, as well as design principles like Backwards Design and Flipped Learning for flex-hybrid) from Fall 2020 here.
Key Tutorials & Videos to Get Started
CLT’s Canvas Tutorials
(If you prefer written information, please explore our guide to getting started with Canvas here, which will direct you to our other written resources.)
Note: you might notice that the CLT’s tutorials do not include the “basics”. That’s because we could not possibly do it better than California theater educator and actress Ashlee Espinosa, whose playlist of Canvas tutorial videos covers almost anything you need to know about Discussions, Assignments, Inbox, Modules, and more.
CLT’s Zoom and Meet Tutorials
CLT’s Flex-Hybrid Pedagogy Tutorials
Find More Tutorial Videos
New! Check out more of the CLT’s growing YouTube channel! Explore our other categorized playlists to find the tutorials you need on topics like videoconferencing, Google tools, accessibility, and more. Also check out the Flex-Hybrid Capacitor YouTube Channel, created by Champlain students, faculty, and staff under the coordination of Mark Zammuto and Tyrese Colquhoun ’21. The “Flex Capacitor” includes lots of quick time-saver videos on videoconferencing technology and what students would like faculty to know about flex-hybrid and virtual learning.
Again, we recommend Ashlee Espinosa’s YouTube channel for introductions to all of the major Canvas functions, as well as tips for virtual teaching and videoconferencing.
A Note from the Library Team
Check out the Library Service Continuity FAQs & Teaching Resources!
From Emily Crist, Director of the Library:
The Library is here to help connect Faculty to the academic resources (e.g., streaming video, e-books, and digitization services) needed for Spring 2021 flex-hybrid instruction. Faculty are encouraged to book an appointment with the library for resource request support. These appointments are designed to give individualized assistance in navigating the available options for acquiring resources. It can be a complicated and confusing process, and the library is here to make that process as smooth as possible. Book appointments by clicking this link, which is also available in the Ask a Librarian box on the homepage of the library website.
If you have questions about accessible PDFs and other materials, librarians can help direct you to resources.
What Students Want Us to Know
The three best things in remote: Those listed here were cited [by Champlain students interviewed about remote learning in Spring 2020] as top of mind and without prompt:Don Haggerty, Professor, Stiller School of Business (condensed)
– Course Organization…clearly presented in either modules or homepage. The key word here was structure.
– Faculty Engagement – faculty that are competent in managing an online environment [and] synchronous classroom, and accessible…
– Class Meeting (synchronous) – used as a means of student engagement
– Assignments and Content – Well organized courses along with work that allows more freedom and discretion in researching, more interactive projects, group projects, [and] limits to screen reading.
Read Don’s complete report, including specific student feedback and suggestions, here
Invite everyone to be involved: “It is hard to see if more than one person wants to talk. Asking the question again after the loudest student answers allows others to have their voices heard…the quieter and more polite students will always allow others to speak first, and without being able to be there in the classroom it can be hard to see that and give them the opportunity. Asking the same question again helps. Ask a question and count to 5! There might be a delay for some people or they need to get their mics on. Don’t assume they don’t want to participate, they might just be unsure of when they are to respond if you keep talking.”
Taylor Drinker ’21
Appointments and Events
You can always make an appointment with a CLT staff member or Canvas mentor!
Check out the CLT Calendar! Our scheduled training and coaching offerings, including webinars, flipped learning workshops, and the What’s the Fix? drop-in topic-specific coaching sessions, appear there. Event invitations will also appear in your Champlain calendar. Simply click the event to get joining information!