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5 tips to improve your virtual chat set-up

Apr. 21, 2020—Whether you’re taking a class, conducting a meeting or gathering with friends, just about everyone is jumping into virtual chats. Here are five easy tips to improve how your virtual chat looks and sounds.

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Physics grad student embraces ‘dissertation-at-home’ format for creative presentation

Mar. 25, 2020—For graduate students nearing the end of their programs, COVID-19 has created an unexpected challenge: remotely presenting an effective and engaging dissertation defense. That was the new reality for Kyle Godbey, a graduate student of physics at Vanderbilt studying nuclear reactions.

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Open Mind: Innovative solutions for uncommon times

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Centralized web portal, workshops launched for online and alternative education resources

Mar. 13, 2020—The Office of Faculty Affairs has launched a new centralized web portal where faculty members can find the broad array of resources available to them as the university transitions all academic courses to online and alternative education.

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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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Instructional resources for teaching at a distance available; hands-on training sessions planned

Mar. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching offers a wide variety of instructional resources to help support teaching at a distance for all Vanderbilt faculty. In addition, training sessions explaining “Tools for Putting Your Courses Online” as well as other ways to leverage virtual tools to facilitate learning are planned over the next week.

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