In May 2020 Video Conferencing (VC) classes will change underlying technology. What is the impact to students and instructors?
VC classes will no longer turn on automatically in the classroom. IMPORTANT: the instructor, as well as students at various locations, will have to manually join the meeting before each class. Read more about this implementation...
UMA Faculty Development Center
The Faculty Development Center is your one-stop shop for faculty and staff seeking assistance virtually or in person with distance teaching, student engagement at a distance, implementation or use of educational technology.
We are here for you to answer questions on technology in teaching, troubleshoot Blackboard or Kaltura, explore tech tools to suit your needs, and help you align the design of your online learning assets to your teaching goals.
Faculty Services we offer:
Personalized consulting on curricular and instructional design
Are you planning a new course, teaching a course for the first time or something needs a change? Let us help you plan your course effectively and efficiently.
We will meet with you one or more times to help you to establish clear and measurable learning objectives, assessments to measure those outcomes, and a plan for instruction. We will help you make the best use of the learning modality you will be using, whether traditional face-to-face, hybrid, videoconference, ITV, or online. See our outline on Course Design for more information.
Instructional technology training and support
Faculty Development Center facilitates a series of workshops and webinars throughout the year. This is a format of instructional development facilitated by instructional designers, faculty and staff for faculty. Workshops have generally a more hands-on, applied component to explore features and functionality of a certain educational technology tool.