The speed with which everyone moved from in-person classroom to emergency remote teaching due to the COVID-19 outbreak was staggering. As we continue through the Fall 2020 semester, Nexus is here to support a thoughtful, planned approach for hybrid teaching that supports the quality of a Michigan Engineering education. This site offers guidance and resources for creating high production-quality remote courses, integrating alternative teaching strategies, and fostering faculty and student engagement.

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Course Organization and pre-recorded lectures

As faculty continue to teach through the Fall 2020 semester and prepare for Winter 2021, some faculty are choosing to pre-record course lectures and supplemental content. By pre-recording, faculty can post their course lectures so that students are able to view the lectures during or in advance of the regularly scheduled class time. Nexus will help to establish a regular lecture posting schedule so that the course lectures are available to students according to the faculty’s course organization plans. Click here for more information about asynchronous and synchronous course delivery.

WrapAround lecture Recording Support

For faculty who choose to record in a Nexus studio, Nexus will provide instructional design support, production assistance, technology support, annotation tools, and access to a podium. If interested in the use of a Nexus studio for recording course content for F20 or W21, please submit this short form.

Schedule an Instructional Consultation

As faculty adapt delivery modes for a semester that is unlike any we’ve seen before, Nexus is offering one-on-one instructional consultations to all College of Engineering faculty and GSIs teaching Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 courses. These personalized consultations will include topics such as alternate course planning strategies for online delivery, best practices for teaching across modalities, integrating online exams and alternate assessment strategies, and leveraging online technology tools for student engagement.

To help us better understand your goals and needs, please click the button below to fill out a short course information form. Once we receive your form, a Nexus staff member will contact you to schedule an individualized one-on-one consultation.

QUALITY STANDARDS FOR REMOTE LEARNING

Quality standards can serve as valuable guideposts during the course design and delivery process. The following documents offer guidance and best practices to help you improve or transition to remote teaching.

CONTACT us

Email us at NexusDesign@umich.edu or ask a question using the form below.

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