Training, Community, and Help

Training Workshops

Consult the online learning website for university-wide workshops. Spring 2022 topics include:

  • Poll Everywhere: February 3, noon – 1 p.m.
  • Qwickly Tools for Attendance and Course Management: February 10, noon – 1 p.m.
  • How to Facilitate Discussion, Sharing of Student Work, and Peer Review Activities Using Blackboard Tools: February 17, noon – 1 p.m.
  • How to use VoiceThread for Discussions: February 24, noon – 1 p.m.
  • How to use Yellowdig for discussions: March 3, noon – 1 p.m.

Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) workshops are listed below.

Join the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for our spring 2022 teaching workshops series held on Zoom from noon-1 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Assigning Student Groups: January 14, noon - 1 p.m.
  • Clicker Questions, Part One: Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions: January 27, noon - 1 p.m.
  • Clicker Questions, Part Two: Poll Everywhere: February 3, noon - 1 p.m. (in conjunction with the Online Learning Workshop Series)
  • Anti-Racist Feedback and Messaging: February 18, noon - 1 p.m.
  • Asking and Answering Classroom Questions: February 25, noon - 1 p.m. Note: date change
  • Transparent (TILT) Assignment Design: March 18, noon - 1 p.m.

Documentation for Important Recent Changes

Teaching Center Discussion Forum

The Teaching Center has created a discussion forum in Microsoft Teams where instructors can connect with colleagues with similar interests to share ideas and ask questions. This is a peer-to-peer forum. For AS&E teaching support offices, see the help and teaching support section below.

The forum provides themed channels so that instructors can select to participate only in their areas of interest. Microsoft Teams allows instructors to connect through a variety of methods, including discussion board posts, chat, and video and audio calls.

To enroll in the Teaching Center Discussion Forum, email teachingcenter@rochester.edu using the email subject line “Enroll in Teaching Forum.”

Help and Teaching Support

Consult the faculty resources: teaching during times of disruption web page to determine which office to contact for your teaching support needs.

Guidebook to Other University of Rochester Teaching Resources

Consult the teaching resources guidebook to identify other teaching support resources offered by the University of Rochester.