Summer 2020 Online Learning and Digital Collaboration Learning Opportunities

Week of July 27 – July 31

Beginning Wednesday, July 29

Remote Ready Instructional Technology Demonstrations

Most University classroom teaching stations have been upgraded to include remote teaching technologies. Learning Technology Services will be hosting In-person and remote demonstrations July 29 – August 6.  Faculty interested in a demonstration of the new features are invited to sign up for a session.

Thursday, July 30

1-3PM Design with Flex in Mind Reflection Session – Option 1

If you are participating in our self-guided planning process for FurmanFlex course design we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the process and brainstorm ideas with course colleagues. This is the first of four identical sessions. Participants only need to select one. Remaining sessions include:

  • Monday, August 3: 10:00 AM – Noon
  • Wednesday, August 5: 10:00 AM – Noon
  • Thursday, August 6: 2-4:00 PM

Week of July 6 – July 10

Monday, July 6

1:00-2:00pm: Summer Writing Challenge II Virtual Kick-Off

The Summer Writing Challenge II Kick Off Zoom Meeting introduces promising practices and enables writing trios to establish goals and accountability strategies. If you’d like to participate in the Summer Writing Challenge, which provides structure and support for faculty across all departments as they develop a daily writing practice and write for publication, register here.

Week of June 29 – July 3

Thursday, July 2

Furman Flex Self-Paced Fall Planning Course Available

The FDC has developed a self-paced planning process around flexible course design in Moodle (learn more here) and is updating our web resources to create streamlined information to support your planning for the unique circumstances of the fall semester. We encourage you to participate in our fall planning process and will alert you as additional support resources are available.

Week of June 22 – June 29

Wednesday June 24

9:30-10:30am: Coffee and Conversation Chat: Research/Course Redesign Lessons Learned

Join FDC facilitators and colleagues for an informal Coffee and Conversation Chat Series around topics of interest related to teaching and learning practice during the global pandemic. Our chat this week is focused on the lessons we’ve learned in redesigning our research projects or courses for the summer or fall to adapt to online or hybrid instructional environments. No registration is needed. Come when you can with your favorite morning beverage, and leave when you must.  Conversation will begin at 9:30am here

Week of June 15 – June 19

June 19

1-2:30PM Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign with Flex in Mind – Reflection Session 4

If you are participating in our two-week planning process for hybrid flexible course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the final module of the program.

Week of June 8 – June 12

June 8, 10, 12

Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign with Flex in Mind – Reflection Session 1, 2, & 3

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1-2:30 PM

If you are participating in our two-week planning process for hybrid flexible course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the first three modules of the program.

Wednesday June 10

9:30-10:30am: Coffee and Conversation Chat: Pandemic Work-Life Balance

Join FDC facilitators and colleagues for an informal Coffee and Conversation Chat Series around topics of interest related to teaching and learning practice during the global pandemic. Our chat this week is focused on maintaining meaningful work-life balance during the pandemic. No registration is needed. Come when you can with your favorite morning beverage, and leave when you must.  Conversation will begin at 9:30am here 

Week of June 1 – June 5

Monday, June 1

1:00-2:00pm: Summer Writing Challenge I Virtual Kick-Off

The Summer Writing Challenge I Kick Off Zoom Meeting introduces promising practices and enables writing trios to establish goals and accountability strategies. If you’d like to participate in the Summer Writing Challenge, which provides structure and support for faculty across all departments as they develop a daily writing practice and write for publication, register here.

Tuesday, June 2

11:00am-12:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Remastering Your Research Experience – Module Four Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for redesigning your summer research project(s), part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the fourth module of the program.

Wednesday June 3rd

Moodle Course Open Online: Redesign with Flex in Mind

Moving a course online involves much more than simply adapting your person-to-person content and activities for an online platform. From June 3rd-19th, a cohort of colleagues in this 4-week series  of self-guided planning tasks and interactive synchronous sessions will work through a step-by-step process designed to build a thoughtful, pedagogically sound online course informed by the transformative power of liberal learning. If you weren’t able to join this course cohort, you can join our waitlist for the next iteration here.

Thursday, June 4th

2:30-3:30pm: Moodle Forums Workshop

Join facilitators from Moodle Certified Partner eThink Education to dig deeper into the use of the Moodle forums feature. Please register for these learning opportunities here.

Friday, June 5th

2:30-3:30pm: Moodle Gradebook and Quizzes Workshop

Join facilitators from Moodle Certified Partner eThink Education to dig deeper into the use of the Moodle gradebook and quizzes features. Please register for these learning opportunities here.

Week of May 25 – May 29

Tuesday, May 26

11:00am-12:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Remastering Your Research Experience – Module Three Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for redesigning your summer research project(s), part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the third module of the program.

Wednesday May 27

9:30-10:30am: Coffee and Conversation Chat: Providing Meaningful, Time-Efficient Feedback

Join FDC facilitators and colleagues for the second of an informal Coffee and Conversation Chat Series around topics of interest related to teaching and learning practice during the global pandemic. Our second chat is focused on the task of providing meaningful, time-efficient feedback, an important task for online or hybrid course instructors and research mentors. No registration is needed. Come when you can with your favorite morning beverage, and leave when you must.  Conversation will begin at 9:30am here 

Friday, May 29

3:00-4:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign to Teach Online II – Week Four Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for online course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the fourth and final week of the program.

If you missed this session of the course but are interested in future iterations, please sign up for our waitlist here.

Week of May 18 – May 22

Tuesday, May 19

11:00am-12:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Remastering Your Research Experience – Week Two Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for redesigning your summer research project(s), part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the second week of the program.

Wednesday May 20

9:30-10:30am: Coffee and Conversation Chat: Building Community Online

Join FDC facilitators and colleagues for the first of an informal Coffee and Conversation Chat Series around topics of interest related to teaching and learning practice during the global pandemic. Our first chat is focused on Building Community Online, an important task for online course instructors and research mentors. No registration is needed. Come when you can with your favorite morning beverage, and leave when you must.  Conversation will begin at 9:30am here 

Friday, May 22

3:00-4:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign to Teach Online II – Week Three Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for online course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the third week of the program.

If you missed this session of the course but are interested in future iterations later this summer, please sign up for our waitlist here.

Week of May 11 – May 15

Tuesday, May 12

11:00am-12:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Remastering Your Research Experience – Week One Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for redesigning your summer research project(s), part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the first week of the program.

Friday, May 15

3:00-4:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign to Teach Online II – Week Two Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for online course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the second week of the program.

If you missed this session of the course but are interested in future iterations later this summer, please sign up for our waitlist here.

Week of May 4 – May 8

Friday, May 4

3:00-4:15pm: Summer 2020 Vision: Redesign to Teach Online II – Week One Debrief

If you are participating in our four-week planning process for online course redesign, part of our Summer 2020 Vision Series, we invite you to join us here to reflect on the tasks you completed in the first week of the program.

If you missed this session of the course but are interested in future iterations later this summer, please sign up for our waitlist here.