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Welcome to the Nexus Faculty Resources Blog, our new platform offering tips, strategies, and resources for online and hybrid teaching. As we enter the Fall 2020 semester, our goal is to provide the Michigan Engineering instructional community with a forum to share and find practical information in a manner that is responsive to emerging needs.

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How to Meet the Contact Hour Requirement Without Overloading Students

Pat Hammett, PhD offers tips and strategies for meeting the contact hour requirement in a way that enhances student learning.

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Celebrating National Distance Learning Week, Pt. 2

In Pt. II of our mini-series, we highlight some of the ways faculty, staff, and academic units have shared knowledge and collaborated throughout the pandemic.

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Celebrating National Distance Learning Week, Pt. 1

In our 2-part blog series, we highlight some of the milestones achieved since March and resources that can help faculty plan for the semester ahead.

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Supporting Remote Learners with Video Feedback

Sometimes the best way for a student to learn is by watching faculty solve and work through problems. Learn how to accomplish this remotely using video feedback.

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Creating and Administering a Timed Exam in Canvas

While many faculty have developed efficient and effective remote assessment strategies, there may still be questions about how to administer timed assessments while maintaining our culture of integrity. Learn more here.

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Staff Spotlight: MDP’s Megan Langille on Course Planning

In our first Staff Spotlight, MDP’s Megan Langille shares how her team adapted their course to meet learner needs and create an engaging online experience.

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Leveraging Canvas Video Announcement Tools

Communication and feedback doesn’t always have to be live (synchronous). Canvas video announcements can provide an easy and personable way to communicate with your class.

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Tips for Virtual Course Delivery

Explore the benefits, use cases, and considerations of incorporating pre-recorded lectures into your course — including alleviating schedule constraints.

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Resource Recap and What’s Next

With the semester now in full swing, here is a recap of the online and hybrid teaching resources covered so far, and a look ahead to what’s in store.

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Google Appointments & Zoom for 1:1 Office Hours

To make 1:1 office hours easier, consider using the appointments feature and integrating Zoom with your Google Calendar.

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Gathering Student Feedback

Soliciting student feedback throughout the term is an important way to get a pulse on how students are doing. Learn tips for gathering student feedback on course content and navigation.

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Introducing MLane + Tips for Teaching International Students Remotely

Learn about MLane, a new IT solution for U-M students in China, plus tips for teaching globally distributed students.

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Join the Michigan Engineering Academic Integrity Town Hall on 9/29

The Town Hall will focus on maintaining academic integrity in the remote teaching context, with emphasis on online exams.

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Zoom Security Recommendations

This resource answers FAQs, provides key links, and offers best practices to help you ensure security in Zoom meetings.

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Engaging Students Online

Engagement, communication, and feedback are necessary for effective learning. Start by making a plan.

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Faculty Voices: Patrick Hammett, PhD

In his recent R2GB webinar, Patrick Hammett, PhD offers tips and strategies for dual hybrid courses.

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Creating FERPA Compliant Recordings

Plan to use recorded material? Here are tips and guidelines for creating a FERPA-compliant recording.

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Your Home for Online & Hybrid Teaching Tips

Welcome to the Nexus Faculty Resources Blog, our new platform offering tips and strategies for online and hybrid teaching.

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