PIVOT Webinar: Engaging Students & Building Online Community
Creating and maintaining a sense of community is important to an online course. Without classroom meetings, students may feel isolated from their instructors and peers. COVID-19 social distancing restrictions contribute to the sense of isolation. Incorporating synchronous and asynchronous engagement activities help students connect with course materials, each other, and you as their instructor. Join this webinar to share your tools and strategies for engaging students in the online environment.
Stay after for a 30-minute deep dive into available technologies at UMBC to support engagement.
Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT) is a new professional development program for faculty who wish to take a more deliberate approach to preparing their courses for remote, synchronous and asynchronous, online instruction. Learn more.
This webinar will take place in a Blackboard Collaborate virtual conference room. Use the link below to enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time: http://tiny.cc/TechHelp
Prior to the session
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