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Course Planning and Contingency Preparedness

Please click the Instructor Guidance button for an overview of tools available to keep your class progressing no matter what instructional delivery challenges WVU may face. Click the Webinars and Open Q&A button for our current schedule of special offerings. And be sure to follow us on social media for updates!

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The Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) provides teaching support and resources for faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. TLC staff collaborate with campus partners to assist instructors in enhancing their teaching tools, whether on campus or online, to deepen student learning.

Faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows may request assistance from the Teaching and Learning Commons staff. Some examples include course design, assessment consultations, infographics, videos, and classroom support.

Faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows may alternatively choose to collaborate with another faculty member or graduate student through the Peer Support of Teaching Program. Some examples of the services provided through this program include discussions of teaching and learning, classroom observations, and course reviews

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TLC Teaching Institutes

Faculty and instructors have two different opportunities to work with TLC staff (and network with colleagues) as they transition courses to the selected delivery mode.  These institutes are now available in eCampus Learning Academy as a series of self-paced modules, with live webinar interactions scheduled on a variety of topics.  Modules are expected to take about 1-2 hours to complete, with additional time needed to make course design updates.

  • Summer Remote Teaching Institute (May 18 - June 12) - for individuals moving Summer 2020 courses completely online
  • Fall Hybrid Teaching Institute (May 18 - August 1) - for individuals preparing courses for Fall 2020 delivery and considering the full spectrum of instructional delivery options (including Hybrid-Flexible)

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Services and Resources

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Course Design

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Videos & Webcasts

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Classroom / Learning Spaces

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Quality Matters

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Peer Support

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Events & Workshops

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Upcoming Events and Workshops

Please note that the contingency planning webinars
(Overview, Tools, and Topics) are listed separately here.

No events available at this time.