Teaching Innovation and Pedagogical Support

Zoom: Inviting a Non-UARK Guest

For security reasons, by default, only UARK accounts can log in to Zoom calls. If you need to invite a guest from outside the U of A then you’ll need to change the settings for that class day. Here’s how!

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About Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a way to create a virtual classroom, office, or meeting space in order to communicate with users on campus or anywhere in the world. Like Collaborate Classic, this newly redesigned browser-based web conferencing tool allows instructors to communicate, collaborate, engage, and interact with their students in real-time with updated features and teaching tools.

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Using Video for Assignments and Lectures in Remote & Hybrid Teaching

One of the most powerful tools in the remote and hybrid environments is the use of video. Whether you are attempting a flipped classroom, an asynchronous method of course delivery, or utilizing embedded quizzes, effective use of video can help to engage your students. There are also several ways that you can have students utilize videos on assignments and projects that increase the sense of community in the remote and hybrid classroom. We recommend that you watch the How-to videos and read the documentation provided here before the session as the sessions will focus on strategies for teaching with the tools as opposed to focusing on how to use the tools.

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Increasing Student Interaction in the Remote & Hybrid Classroom

One concern that we often have in the remote or hybrid environment is how we keep students engaged in an online environment. Add to that, that some of us will be teaching in a hybrid method with some students present and others online.  This session will focus on how we can create assignments, course materials, and class periods that not only provide students with information but actually engage them and allow them to critically reflect on the material and interact with each other. We recommend that you watch the How-to videos and read the documentation provided here before the session as the sessions will focus on strategies for teaching with the tools as opposed to focusing on how to use the tools.

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Using Web Conferencing with Remote & Hybrid Teaching

Whether teaching remotely or in a hybrid environment, there are many ways that faculty can use web conferencing to their advantage. It can be used to engage students and encourage interaction among students and faculty as well as with each other. We have several tools available in the collaboration and web conferencing space. This post will explore which tools are best in which situations.

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