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Let’s Chat About Chatting

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

While teaching remotely (e.g. via Zoom or Teams) during the pandemic, many instructors observed an increase in student participation via the ‘chat’ function. Thanks to this functionality, more students actively asked and answered questions when classes were online than when classes were held on campus. Students also interacted more with each other and the digital record enabled instructors to reflect on questions asked during the session and consider how and if their future classes could be modified and improved.

During this in-person, interactive session, we will look at how to retain this live chat function in on-campus classes to facilitate student questions and discussion. We will:

  • review and get hands-on practice with the ‘chat’ tools that you can use in on-campus classes
  • explore the different applications of chat for active learning activities (including formative assessment, backchannel conversations, digital collaboration)
  • share ideas about what your colleagues are experimenting with (and their teaching goals motivating them to do so)

Have a question for the session moderator? Let us know in advance on the registration form!

What should you bring? If possible, please bring a lap top or other device (so that you can participate in the digital chatting options).

Can’t attend but would like a copy of the recording? Please register for the session and we’ll make sure you’re notified when the recording for the session is available. Please note that the recording will be content-capture only; it will feature digitally-displayed content as well as audio.

This is an in-person event only. The session will be recorded using content-capture (OCCS; screen and audio only) and will not feature the interactive elements.

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August 17
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Myhal Centre


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