Topic: Online learning

Language: accessible practice

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Ensuring that you use clear language in your subject is important for all students – and critical for some who might find it harder to fill in the gaps. We asked our Digital Accessibility Ambassadors – UTS students with lived experience of disability about why using clear language in your...

Communicate effectively online

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Offering varied ways of providing feedback, asking probing questions, engaging in reflective activities, and using video to communicate with a class will all enhance your online teaching. Instead of just covering content for a student, turn your focus to unpacking and applying content with the students. Remember, your personal...

Create an online presence

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Creating a sense of ‘social presence’ helps students to feel connected and a part of the online learning environment, which can be disengaging and isolating for some. By interacting with students on a personal level via welcome videos, discussion forums, and Zoom sessions, you can help build trust and...

Benefits and challenges of online teaching

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Benefits Students and academics enjoy flexibility, access and convenience in courses that can be taken and delivered from any location. Students can go at their own pace with content broken into smaller more frequent portions of time with opportunities for reflection and repetition in-between. Access to a greater depth and breadth of digital resources and information. Enhances...

Align your subject with its course

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Students undertake a subject within the broader context of the course they are enrolled in, so it’s worth considering the student experience of their broader study as you plan your subject’s Canvas site. You may no longer have the opportunity to workshop with the entirety of the course teaching...

Online classes: accessible practice

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How can I… adapt my learning materials for online delivery via Canvas?

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Example: Talk to text A simple way to adapt a lecture for online delivery is to write it down. In this example, a guest lecturer has annotated their slides, providing a detailed yet engaging commentary that guides students through the learning materials. While being precise and thoroughly referenced, the text is relatively informal in style to help students feel directly...

Zoom vs Teams: which tool is best for my online teaching?

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FEATURES ZOOM TEAMS NOTES File sharing No Yes Zoom: Screen annotation feature is also available for host and participantsTeams: Share files in a chat during the meeting. Microsoft Whiteboard available, however, tool options are limited to drawing only (i.e., suits touch screen devices the best) Screen sharing Yes Yes...

Preparing for an online class

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