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How to Conduct Your Class Online

You can use myCourses and other RIT-supported online technologies to conduct learning, assessment, and course management activities when on-campus classrooms are unavailable to you and/or your students.

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Join a Fall 2019 Teaching Circle

The Innovative Learning Institute is pleased to announce the following teaching circles for Fall 2019. A teaching circle is a small group of teachers who come together for at least one term to have robust discussions about a teaching and learning topic. If you are interested in joining one of these upcoming groups, email the facilitator for the teaching circle directly. Unless otherwise noted in the circle description, circles will hold their initial organizational meeting in early to mid-September.

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Teaching Your First Class

Neil Hair—Nothing is more terrifying than going into your first class session with a new group of students. After decades in the classroom and several teaching accolades, I think it’s fair to say that even as a veteran I still get butterflies. Here are a few tricks that have worked well for me in the context of what I teach, which is mostly marketing strategy.

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Online Accessibility: An Overview

Rebecca Johnson, Katie Bush, and Monica Cormier--Nineteen percent of undergraduates nationally reported having a disability in 2015-2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics*.  At RIT, the Disability Services Office (DSO) reported that around 1,200 students are registered with their office for the 2019-2020 academic year. For students with disabilities, asynchronous online learning can present opportunities for enhanced access to course content and to their fellow students.

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How Can I Help Students Succeed with Small-Group Work?

Rebecca Johnson--When small-group work goes well, students “achieve higher grades, learn at a deeper level, retain information longer, are less likely to drop out of school, acquire greater communication and teamwork skills, and gain a better understanding of the environment in which they will be working as professionals.” (Oakley, et al.) When small-group work doesn’t go well, the experience can be incredibly frustrating for students and instructors. But what can instructors do to help their students succeed?

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