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TLPDC YouTube Channel

 

The TLPDC and friends have put together a series of YouTube videos to help during the transition to remote teaching. We hope these videos can aid during this time and our plan is to add more videos in the future. If you would like to submit a video to be uploaded to our YouTube channel, please email Britton Gregg (britton.gregg@ttu.edu) with your videos or questions.

Classroom Environments at Texas Tech
TLPDC & Teaching Space Sub-Committee (Space Allocation Committee)

This video project was created on behalf of the Teaching Space Sub-Committee (Space Allocation Committee) as a way to help us visualize classroom spaces and safety and health practices. We would like to thank our volunteer “students” and participants in this video: Cindy Akers, Laura Behler, Elizabeth Bowen, Erika Brooks-Hurst, Dustin Florence, Britton Gregg, Brandon Hennington, Maggie Jacobs, Molly Jacobs, Suzie Jameson, Levi Johnson, Mitzi Lauderdale, Angela Lumpkin, Lissa Munoz, Rob Stewart, Suzanne Tapp, Jessica Thomas, John Thomas, and Patricia Vitela. This video was directed and produced by Ching Lee and Ken Griffith. Content provided by Brandon Hennington, Lissa Munoz, and Patricia Vitela.

https://youtu.be/sf-psLVomXc

End of Semester Encouragement
Sarai Brinker, TTU School of Music

Dr. Sarai Brinker (TTU School of Music) is a longtime friend of the TLPDC and a respected, dedicated teacher. We appreciate her words and encouragement as we finish the semester.

https://youtu.be/BF6p_2cFAvg

Thank You, Texas Tech Faculty
Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center Student Assistants

Some of our students at Texas Tech University would like to extend a big 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨 to TTU Faculty. Thank you for your constant support of students during this time.

https://youtu.be/4JW4RSZrV8s

A Message from Chris Smith
Chris Smith, School of Music

In this video, Chris Smith discusses how he plans to provide continuity and aid in student wellness during a stressful time for students.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjF8urqjELY&t=6s

A Message from Larry Phillippe
Larry Phillippe, Student Disability Services

In this video, Larry Phillippe addresses ADA accommodations as we move toward an online platform.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KqlmviIBOU&t=11s

2020 John M. Burns Conference Invitation
Dr. Angela Lumpkin, Chair of the Teaching Academy Executive Council & Dr. Courtney Meyers, Memebr of Teaching Academy Executive Council

Check out this great video from Dr. Angela Lumpkin and Dr. Courtney Meyers inviting you to join us!

https://youtu.be/KK1dFwVDitg

Juggling “All the Things”: Helping Faculty Balance Expectations and Cope with Change in the Midst of Ever Evolving Expectations
Mitzi Ziegner, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

Are you overwhelmed? Is teaching online more time-consuming? Are you finding it difficult to teach well while striking a balance between expectations and flexibility? This discussion is designed for faculty and instructors to share their struggles, support one another, and find practical and meaningful ideas that will help as we prepare for Plan A, B, C, and beyond. Join Mitzi Ziegner as she facilitates discussion topics such as time management given the increased expectations related to teaching during the pandemic, balancing needed flexibility with maintaining high expectations and finding things we can appreciate and ways we can adapt, grow and even thrive in our current circumstances.

https://youtu.be/0cF7afyOFJg

Evidence Based Teaching Strategies for F2F or Online Learning
Ken Griffith, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

An evidence-based teaching strategy is simply any approach to teaching that is supported by research. But some strategies have more impact than others! How can we build on the knowledge that students already have, check for student understanding, give regular feedback and nurture metacognitive strategies that help students think about how they are learning? Join Dr. Ken Griffith as he shares ideas implemented by TTU faculty and garnered from the literature that translate well into either a F2F or online setting.

https://youtu.be/BBqhaDYSwnY

Questioning Strategies to Encourage Interaction in F2F or Online Classes
Ken Griffith, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

Effective questioning strategies that move from lower level to higher level questions aren't always easy to initiate without a little bit of preparation. In this session, Dr. Ken Griffith will consider ways in which we might vary the kinds of questions we ask and, perhaps just as importantly, how we respond to students' answers. These strategies will work regardless of teaching modality, and could be particularly helpful for instructors interested in adding more interactive conversations with their students.

https://youtu.be/y1BRDJkVmSw

August 20, 2020- TTU New Faculty Orientation Face-to-Face

This session will highlight conversations with the President, Provost, Teaching Academy, and Human Resources as well as a faculty panel.

https://youtu.be/9g-55nRwUkE

What to do on the First Day of Your F2F Class
Suzanne Tapp, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center, Dr. Justin Louder, Vice Provost of eLearning and Academic Partnerships, Dr. Matt Gregory- Dean of Students, Meredith Imes- Interim TTU COVID-19 Coordinator

Are you a little bit overwhelmed as you think about how to tackle required protocols for your face-to-face classes? These new practices will become habit quickly but you and your students will benefit from some time reflecting on how to set them up positively. Join Suzanne Tapp as she talks about maintaining social distancing guidelines, seating assignments, entrance and exit strategies, facial coverings, and more. We can do this!.

https://youtu.be/vfP_bB4N3Mw

August 19, 2020- TTU New Faculty Orientation Webinar

This Zoom webinar will feature presentations representing the areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Student Affairs, Title IV, the Graduate School, the Office of the Vice President for Research, eLearning & Academic Partnerships, and Student Disability Services.

https://youtu.be/zCm0C3ZvZzQ

Beyond Blackboard: Reaching Learners during Challenging Academic Times
Mitzi Ziegner, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

We all want to be mindful of the unique needs of our students given the unprecedented times and challenges we are all facing. In this session, Mitzi Ziegner will help you be more intentional about practical support strategies that can set students up for success regardless of the learning modality. You will leave with practical solutions related to setting a welcoming tone, establishing weekly routines that work for you and your students, making learning relevant and meaningful and building a community of learners in any teaching modality. Best of all, you may apply these techniques immediately during the first days of your class.

https://youtu.be/jcisiFnpOxQ

Getting Started with Zoom Breakout Rooms
Erika Brooks-Hurst, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

In this session, we will discuss and practice using the Zoom breakout room tool. Breakout rooms allow instructors to split or move students into separate sessions or rooms, and the instructor can then move between the different rooms or remain in the main session room. This tool can be very effective when choosing to have smaller group class discussions, working time for group projects, or time to solve a problem. Join Erika Brooks-Hurst as she walks through some of the uses and teaching strategies and best practices of teaching with this tool.

*Note about this workshop recording: When people are in Zoom Breakout Rooms, only the main room is recorded, because of this, we have cut that portion of the video starting at minute ten. Then we started recording again once people return from the breakout rooms.

https://youtu.be/1reh3MpoRpE

Elements of a Modified Flipped Classroom
Ken Griffith, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

By now you've probably heard the term “flipped classroom,” which often means a class in which the direct teaching is done outside of class and time spent inside the class is spent in discussion and problem-solving. In this session, Ken Griffith will talk about how you might apply a modified version of the flipped pedagogy to your classes this fall. He'll share insights gained from other faculty on campus incorporating this strategy and crowdsource additional ideas and questions from participants.

https://youtu.be/mYnWLh-YOwo

Assignments and Activities in Zoom
Erika Brooks- Hurst & Suzanne Tapp, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

How can you use a tool like Zoom or Collaborate for more than lecture? In this session, Suzanne Tapp and Erika Brooks-Hurst will talk about using transparent assignment design with group instructions for break-out rooms and strategize about incorporating discussion, report outs to the class, and other ways that you might incorporate engagement and interaction to change up the class.

*Note about this workshop recording: When people are in Zoom Breakout Rooms, only the main room is recorded, because of this, we have cut that portion of the video starting at minute ten. Then we started recording again once people return from the breakout rooms.

https://youtu.be/5dvX80VdCWA

Faculty Development Leave Discussion
Emily Skidmore (History), Wyatt Phillips (English), Jorge Ramirez (School of Law), and Seiichi Nagihara (Geosciences)

This video is a panel discussion featuring past faculty development leave awardees and application reviewers including Emily Skidmore (History), Wyatt Phillips (English), Jorge Ramirez (School of Law), and Seiichi Nagihara (Geosciences). Senior Vice Provost Rob Stewart facilitated this discussion with the goal of providing insight into the process for successful applications.

https://youtu.be/2pYIYjDu5hs

High-Impact Practices in An Online Environment
Micah Logan, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

In this video, Micah Logan discusses tips and resources for how to take your high-impact practices online.

https://youtu.be/uW2CjO5CAbw

Organizing Your Course in Blackboard Panel Discussion
Courtney Meyers (Agricultural Communications), Karissa Greathouse (Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources), Breanna Harris (Biological Sciences), & Michael Zahn (Advertising & Brand Strategy)

Courtney Meyers, a professor in Agricultural Communications and Teaching Academy member, hosts a panel discussion about how to best organize content in Blackboard to create a better learning experience for students.

https://youtu.be/Hnyp4UkCgtE

Getting Started with Zoom Breakout Rooms
Erika Brooks-Hurst, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

In this session, we will discuss and practice using the Zoom breakout room tool. Breakout rooms allow instructors to split or move students into separate sessions or rooms, and the instructor can then move between the different rooms or remain in the main session room. This tool can be very effective when choosing to have smaller group class discussions, working time for group projects, or time to solve a problem. Join Erika Brooks-Hurst as she walks through some of the uses and teaching strategies and best practices of teaching with this tool.

*Note about this workshop recording: When people are in Zoom Breakout Rooms, only the main room is recorded, because of this, we have cut that portion of the video starting at minute ten. Then we started recording again once people return from the breakout rooms.

https://youtu.be/1reh3MpoRpE

Assignments and Activities in Zoom
Erika Brooks- Hurst & Suzanne Tapp, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

How can you use a tool like Zoom or Collaborate for more than lecture? In this session, Suzanne Tapp and Erika Brooks-Hurst will talk about using transparent assignment design with group instructions for break-out rooms and strategize about incorporating discussion, report outs to the class, and other ways that you might incorporate engagement and interaction to change up the class.

*Note about this workshop recording: When people are in Zoom Breakout Rooms, only the main room is recorded, because of this, we have cut that portion of the video starting at minute ten. Then we started recording again once people return from the breakout rooms.

https://youtu.be/5dvX80VdCWA

Tips for Online Discussions
Suzanne Tapp, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

In this video, Suzanne Tapp, Executive Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech University, discusses Tips for Online Discussion. This tried and true online tool helps faculty and students engage with content, interpretations of the material, and their experiences. We will talk about a few different ways to set up the discussion, increase and deepen student responses to their peers, and grading strategies.

https://youtu.be/eq4vw8ROGlo

Using the Clips App
Erika Brooks-Hurst, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

This video is provided by our colleague here at the TLPDC, Erika Brooks-Hurst. This is a great way to provide students with accessible videos if you're recording from your iPad or iPhone. These captions can be edited so you can correct (or add) punctuation and fix word mistakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhrl2N7MLfc

Using Flipgrid
Molly Jacobs, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

Our TLPDC colleague, Molly Jacobs shows you how to use the website “Flipgrid” that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.

https://youtu.be/HgVzcXHQFmU

Using Screencast O Matic
Courtney Meyers, Agricultural Communications

Courtney Meyers, a professor in Agricultural Communications and Teaching Academy member, shows how to use Screencast O Matic to better assist you in teaching your students online.

https://youtu.be/YLlPQq4_qTA

A Faculty Perspective on FlipGrid
Raychel Vasseur, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures

In this video, Dr. Raychel Vasseur (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) shares her experience in using Flipgrid as a tool with students enrolled in Spanish classes. This highly interactive video alternative to traditional discussion tools has proven to be easy to use for both faculty and students.

https://youtu.be/h-ffVk_zaEM

Best Practices for Recording Video at Home
Courtney Meyers (Agricultural Communications), Erica Irlbeck (Agricultural Communications), & Mary Norman (Public Relations)

Courtney Meyers, a professor in agricultural communications and Teaching Academy member, hosts a discussion about best practices for recording video at home. The presenters shared some tools to record videos at home and shared best practices regarding the length of the video, sound quality, and sharing the video.

https://youtu.be/5p4EaSk7Z94

Online Teaching Tips
Raynie Gibb, TTU University Studies

Raynie Gibb (University Studies) is one of Texas Tech's shining online teaching stars. In this video, Raynie shares a few tips regarding boundaries she sets for herself in terms of availability, how she organizes her Blackboard courses and the flexibility that students and faculty need to show ourselves in online courses.

https://youtu.be/LWJQ5ZsGF4U

YouTube Captioning
Molly Jacobs, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center 

In this video, Molly Jacobs gives an informative tutorial on how to caption your video on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/88WRbvUjn1c

Elements of a Modified Flipped Classroom
Ken Griffith, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

By now you've probably heard the term “flipped classroom,” which often means a class in which the direct teaching is done outside of class and time spent inside the class is spent in discussion and problem-solving. In this session, Ken Griffith will talk about how you might apply a modified version of the flipped pedagogy to your classes this fall. He'll share insights gained from other faculty on campus incorporating this strategy and crowdsource additional ideas and questions from participants.

https://youtu.be/mYnWLh-YOwo

Online Assessments: Testing Online and Other Alternatives to Measure Learning
Suzanne Tapp, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

In this video, TLPDC Director Suzanne Tapp discusses different ways and other alternatives to assess your students during the transition to a remote teaching environment.

https://youtu.be/Ma5Ag43ucgY

Strategies for Basic Online Discussions
Micah Logan, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

In this video, our colleague, Micah Logan, discusses best practices and ways to make sure they are being done in a meaningful and thoughtful way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmcmUGii_WU

Taking Your Service Learning Course Online
Britton Gregg, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

In this video, Service Learning Coordinator, Britton Gregg, will discuss ways to better prepare your service learning class for an online learning environment.

https://youtu.be/2SFFr1vVbM4

Converting Your Face to Face Course to a Distance Course
Ken Griffith, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

Our TLPDC colleague, Ken Griffith shows you how to create a proactive design for distance delivery.

https://youtu.be/qUpWdo92xn4

Considerations for your Distance Syllabus
Ken Griffith, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

Our TLPDC colleague, Ken Griffith will offer some policy recommendations for you to consider. These policies may help you and your students navigate the world of distance learning here at Texas Tech University. 

https://youtu.be/ST5rwc5HurA

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