Educational Support

CVM Spring 2020 News

A request from the Provost

A coordinated set of faculty development options for summer and fall instruction are available to instructors across the university system.  Please share this broadly on your campus and within your college I’m aware that some colleges/campuses may already have faculty development plans underway; this list of offerings is meant to be supplemental to what is already being offered. An easy thing to communicate to your faculty is that if they have any question related to teaching, they can simply go to TeachingSupport and someone will get back with them quickly to direct them to the right place.

Best practices for virtual instruction in fall semester

We do not yet know what we will be expected to provide for students in years 1-3 of the curriculum in fall semester. Planning ahead at this point involves brainstorming to consider how you might alter your classes to meet new requirements. The document below highlights some of those options. 

IDEAS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE VIRTUAL OR HYBRID TEACHING IN FALL SEMESTER

For more distance learning resources see the Off Campus Teaching page

CVM distance learning shared resources

The College of Veterinary Medicine is compiling a list of shared resources to distribute to others that are interested. This is a living document so check back for updates! 

CVM distance learning shared resources

 

Best practices for online exams

Do you have an online examination coming up? View our guide to best practices for online examinations.

This along with other Canvas information is available in the Canvas section of this website.

 

Education Day is canceled and will not be re-scheduled for Spring 2020

 

Faculty Support for Active Learning

Active learning can be accomplished in the Active Learning Classroom (ALC – 104 AS/VM) or in any other teaching space. Here is a link to teaching resources for active learning -  z.umn.edu/ahcactive

All courses will be in Canvas fall semester 2019

Canvas logoAll course sites will be in Canvas starting fall semester 2019. Departmental and central instructional designers will work with course coordinators. Faculty in VBS should work with Daniela Vidovic, those in VCS with Kristy Lashbaugh, and those in VPM with Kelly Vallandingham. Any faculty member may also contact Ryan Rupprecht. In addition to the Canvas basics workshops offerings that continue, AT-OIT, in partnership with User Experience Support, have developed a Discover Canvas workshop series taking place online this summer that will cover more advanced topics. Registration is not yet available, but you can use this form to be notified when registration opens. If you're interested in following information about Canvas, check out the Canvas newsletter. Also see the direct link to information about Canvas on this site (new!).

Instructor development opportunities

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The teaching tips that were sent out every two weeks over the last year are archived on this site under Faculty Development. Presentations from Education Day 2019 also are archived there.
 

Need help as an instructor?  See if what you need is on the DVM Teaching Quick Links page.

Peer review of teaching  Are you interested in peer review of your teaching? Contact the CVM Educational Support group to set up a time to discuss what aspect of your teaching you would like reviewed.

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