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Vanderbilt announces new digital tools to support adaptive teaching

Aug. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University has secured licensing for new digital tools to support hybrid and online instruction for the 2020-21 academic year. The new tools and platforms will help meet the acute needs of faculty and students and will complement existing campus-wide technologies.

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Faculty prepare for fall semester through participation in Center for Teaching’s Online Course Design Institute

Aug. 10, 2020—This summer more than 400 faculty and other instructors completed the Online Course Design Institute offered by the Center for Teaching, learning about effective practices in online education and jump-starting their planning for summer and fall online courses.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: August workshops, new course development website available from Center for Teaching

Jul. 31, 2020—For faculty and other instructors looking for teaching ideas for the fall, the Center for Teaching is offering a variety of online workshops in August, as well as a new Online Course Development Resources website.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: iDesign Masterclass Series set for July 27–31

Jul. 24, 2020—The Center for Teaching has partnered with instructional design firm iDesign to provide faculty with additional instructional design support as preparations continue for online and hybrid teaching at Vanderbilt this fall.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Center for Teaching partners with iDesign for instructional design support

Jul. 15, 2020—The Center for Teaching has partnered with instructional design firm iDesign to provide faculty with additional instructional design support as preparations continue for online and hybrid teaching this fall. Beginning Friday, July 24, Vanderbilt faculty will receive access to a hub of resources to support online teaching and course design, a la carte access to instructional design support services and troubleshooting, and templates for use within Vanderbilt’s learning management system.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Strategies to promote adaptive teaching and active learning this fall

Jul. 8, 2020—During a recent faculty town hall, Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff presented several strategies for adaptive teaching and active learning that faculty and other instructors might find useful as they plan their fall courses.

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Adaptive teaching town hall video available to view; new faculty question webpage launched

Jun. 26, 2020—More than 300 faculty members participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday on adaptive teaching and learning. Since all questions were unable to be answered during the June 15 and June 24 faculty town halls, a new webpage that features answers to questions submitted during both has launched on the Return to Campus website.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Investing in new classroom technology to support faculty this fall

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making substantial investments in classroom technology to support faculty as the fall semester approaches. The strategy includes upgrading classroom technology to support livestreaming and recording in classrooms, building new video recording studios, and training faculty in both new and existing technology available in the classroom.

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The Open Dore: How the Center for Teaching supports faculty

Apr. 15, 2020—In this month’s edition of the "Open Dore" newsletter, Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff discusses the essential role the center plays in supporting Vanderbilt faculty year-round, and especially in times such as now, when there's an unprecedented and historical shift in methods and rapid adoption of new technologies.

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Passwords now required for Zoom meetings

Apr. 8, 2020—In response to the rise of “Zoombombing,” VUIT, in consultation with Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching, has enabled a security feature on Vanderbilt Zoom accounts that will require a password when scheduling new meetings.

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Behind the computer screen: VUIT enhances resources for remote work, learning

Apr. 6, 2020—From protecting data to training on Zoom to ensuring systems function properly to answering phones for the university and Medical Center, more than 280 staff members behind computer screens are working diligently to keep the university running smoothly online.

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Resources for moving classes online available from Center for Teaching

Mar. 11, 2020—The Center for Teaching is making available a number of resources for faculty and other instructors, including video conference and screencasting tools, as they move elements of their classes online following the announcement that Vanderbilt will move to alternative instruction starting March 16.

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