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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

Chair Academy: Department Chair Responsibilities

Join us for a virtual session on Thursday, April 22nd from Noon to 1:00. Stephanie Jones will share an overview of the progress made toward the NSF TTU-Advance Grant initiatives, including the tie to department chairs. Angela Lumpkin will then talk about the work of the Chair Mentoring Group, including how they have developed a list of Department Chairs' responsibilities and how six key areas evolved as from this list. Robin Germany, Rob Peaslee, Magda Toda, Sean Cunningham, and Scott Burris will share their perspectives about using the six key responsibility areas as a possible way to organize next year's Chair Academy sessions, with an emphasis on the professional development of Department Chairs. We will divide into break out rooms and gather feedback about the list of Department Chairs' responsibilities and the six topical areas. Our goal is to review these responsibilities and consider if anything should be added, and provide feedback about using the six key responsibilities as a framework for future Chair Academy sessions.

https://youtu.be/JiRtF5_KBOk

What is Service Learning and Could it Work for your Class?
TLPDC Service Learning Coordinator Britton Gregg

Join us to find out if service learning could be the right fit for you and your class. In this informational session, TLPDC Service Learning Coordinator Britton Gregg will discuss the definition of service learning, the benefits to students, faculty and community partners and the steps involved in planning a service learning component to your class. You will also hear valuable perspective from current TTU Service Learning Faculty Fellows and students. Please visit our Service Learning website: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/servicelearning/

https://youtu.be/JiRtF5_KBOk

Chair Academy: Department Chair Responsibilities

Join us for a virtual session on Thursday, April 22nd from Noon to 1:00. Stephanie Jones will share an overview of the progress made toward the NSF TTU-Advance Grant initiatives, including the tie to department chairs. Angela Lumpkin will then talk about the work of the Chair Mentoring Group, including how they have developed a list of Department Chairs' responsibilities and how six key areas evolved as from this list. Robin Germany, Rob Peaslee, Magda Toda, Sean Cunningham, and Scott Burris will share their perspectives about using the six key responsibility areas as a possible way to organize next year's Chair Academy sessions, with an emphasis on the professional development of Department Chairs. We will divide into break out rooms and gather feedback about the list of Department Chairs' responsibilities and the six topical areas. Our goal is to review these responsibilities and consider if anything should be added, and provide feedback about using the six key responsibilities as a framework for future Chair Academy sessions.

https://youtu.be/WRLbEKGM8cI

Teaching with Intention: Cultivating Well-Being In Learning Environments

In this workshop collaboration with RISE and the TLPDC, join us to learn how to create empathy in learning environments through a focus on student well-being and mental health. This presentation will discuss how to support student well-being when planning instruction, making small shifts in instructional design and delivery to improve student outcomes and the overall promotion of well-being in the classroom.

https://youtu.be/ccG-iblhOVw

The 17th Annual ATLC: Five High Impact Practices in Online and Hybrid Courses

Faculty panel with Drs. Charles Crews, Melanie Hart, Robin Lock, Lisa Low, Angela Lumpkin, Courtney Meyers, & Kay Millerick (Teaching Academy Online Evaluation Subcommittee) When faculty peers are "observing" your online or hybrid course, they are looking for five high impact practices. In this session, you will first learn about the importance of completing an honest self-evaluation of your course design and plans for its delivery. Second, instructor presence is essential initially and throughout the course. Third, inclusion of regular and substantial interactions between the instructor and every student and among students enriches learning. Fourth, communication of content through a variety of delivery modalities meets the needs of all students. Fifth, students greatly appreciate how clearly and consistently the course is organized. Specific examples of these five key features will be briefly discussed leaving time for feedback and questions and answers.

https://youtu.be/Bn3AQIISZQM

The 17th Annual ATLC: Successful Innovations Spurred by the Demands of Switching Teaching Modalities

Faculty panel with Drs. Angela Lumpkin, Audra Day, David Pifer, and Heather Vellers (Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management) Four faculty from the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management, recipient of the Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award in 2020, will share experiences on self-reflections on teaching. Angela Lumpkin will share examples of how regular and substantial Communications with Students set a foundation of learning. Heather Vellers will stress the Power of a Caring Attitude in student learning by providing effective and applicable ways to demonstrate care for students that enhance learning and increase their participation during class. David Pifer will describe Organization and Transparency when Shifting to Online Teaching as the shift from face-to-face to online teaching required a re-organization of content in the electronic format and clearer guidance on the purpose, tasks, and criteria associated with the activities and assignments. Audra Day will explain how essential Clarity of Instruction through Types of Information Delivery is by sharing how utilizing innovative instructional methods supports access to course content and provides diverse learning opportunities for students.

https://youtu.be/T8ZMiRHvgqs

The 17th Annual ATLC: Keynote Session

Welcome and introduction with Suzanne Tapp (Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, Texas Tech University) and Dr. Emily Miller (Association of American Universities). Keynote with Ginger Clark (University of Southern California). USC's Teaching Excellence Initiative: What we did, what we learned, where we are now. Dr. Clark will explain the origins of USC's Teaching Excellence Initiative, and describe the support structures that made possible the leap from task force recommendations to policy and infrastructure changes. Lessons learned (the hard way) from the rollout process will be shared, as well as alternative or additional strategies she would use in a "do-over" scenario. A progress report will be provided to help shape realistic expectations for this kind of initiative. To avoid needless reinventing of wheels, all teaching definition, development, and evaluation resources shared during the talk can be accessed from USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching "Teaching Initiative" website, and, if they are found useful, most are downloadable and editable to customize them to the needs of Texas Tech University.

https://youtu.be/Yq9VsQXsXDI

Identifying and Destigmatizing Burnout
TLPDC Executive Director Suzanne Tapp and Associate Director Mitzi Ziegner

Feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated? Struggling to focus? Already dreading tomorrow today? Join TLPDC Executive Director Suzanne Tapp and Associate Director Mitzi Ziegner for a lunch and learn workshop on Tuesday, March 2 from 12:00-1:00 PM on the topic of burnout based on the research and work of Rebecca Pope-Ruark. They will share ideas to help you reboot and refocus on your sense of purpose, compassion, connection and balance.

https://youtu.be/hrh1du21mlo

From Panic to Pedagogy: Tips and Resources for Making Online Teaching More Active and Inclusive
Dr. Breanna Harris (TTU); Dr. Stephanie Shepherd (Auburn University); Dr. April Wright (Southeastern Louisiana University)

Last year, due to the COVID19 pandemic, we were abruptly thrown into online teaching. This transition was unplanned and was a tough hurdle to tackle, but it also provided opportunity. We challenge instructors to use this change in modality as a chance to make incremental changes in the way we teach. In this ~1-hr webinar we will share some resources and some suggested changes – some big, others small –for how to use this unprecedented upheaval of our traditional teaching modality to make our online courses more active and inclusive. We will share details from our recent (open access) publication, linked below, include information on how we have implanted some of our suggestions, and will leave time for participant Q&A.

https://youtu.be/atNwWChLYdc

Teaching Academy Information Session- February 2021

Please join the Teaching Academy for an informational session about submitting a new member application! History has shown that the process of applying for membership into the Teaching Academy can be a bit overwhelming. Besides meeting the necessary deadlines, there are different ways of assessing outstanding teaching; obviously, student and peer evaluations are important, but so are academic contributions to education and novel approaches in the classroom. This 45-50 minute presentation will inform you as to what ways you can enhance your chances for membership by generating the strongest application possible. It will also emphasize providing your nominator and referee your completed application in a timely manner so that their letters can best reflect your strengths. This session will be led by Ken Rainwater, New Member Selection Committee Chair.

https://youtu.be/81OR4_JjwGM

Strategies to Increase Engagement in the Online Classroom
Erika Brooks-Hurst, Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

Facilitating a class via videoconference is an undeniably different experience, and it can complicate some of your techniques for engaging students and promoting collaboration. In this workshop, we will discuss and practice several ways to utilize online tools to engage students in the online learning environment. Join Erika Brooks-Hurst as she walks through several ways that you might incorporate engagement and interaction to change up the online classroom experience for your students.

https://youtu.be/dMeOGMCeR4w

New Faculty Welcome from Teaching Academy

https://youtu.be/fOIxrDDIrhA

Student Encouragement

The Teaching Academy and the First Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs collaborated on this video project encouraging students to persevere through the end of the fall semester. We're proud of all of our students and know that you can finish this semester well!

https://youtu.be/eW8X_ogcwLQ

Interculturality Across the Curriculum
Dr. Raychel Vasseur, Assistant Professor of Spanish

Part of our mission at TTU is to “[prepare] learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce” and the most recent Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on Communicating in a Global Society. These are clearly important goals for the education of all students at TTU, regardless of major. But what are strategies and resources for faculty to include the building and assessment of interculturality regardless of field of study? In this session, Dr. Raychel Vasseur, Assistant Professor of Spanish in Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, will begin with an overview of key skills of interculturality, move to how to incorporate developing such skills in your students and where to find additional resources, regardless of discipline, and finally, how you might assess student progress.

https://youtu.be/zVxXQ8eZS4I

Connections across the Classroom: Practicing Transparent Design and Phenomenological Pedagogy in the Art Appreciate Classroom (and beyond)
Kate Peaslee, Lecturer, Art Appreciation

As a 2019 recipient of the TLPDC Lawrence Schovanec Teaching Development Scholarship, Kate Peaslee, Lecturer in Art Appreciation at the TTU School of Art, will share lessons learned in Higher Education Pedagogy, and how to apply them in an immediate and practical manner to the hybrid classroom. Further, the case will be made for empowering student voices in the large-enrollment classroom through phenomenological pedagogy. Participants will have the opportunity to practice employing transparent design strategies to their own course materials.

https://youtu.be/vH7rUlaxOl0

Digital Humanities: Solving Historical Mysteries in the Classroom
Dr. Stacey Jocoy, Associate Professor of Musicology / Associate Director for Graduate Studies

Digital Humanities approaches offer many options to assist with problem-based learning projects in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Histories. Engage students with real-world mysteries across your fields, breaking complex learning exercises into manageable but flexible components for online or hybrid delivery. This process facilitates student-centered learning and helps to create excitement around the discovery process.

https://youtu.be/i1_D5BFs80A

Digital Content and Virtual Outreach for Any Discipline
Dr. Christopher J. Smith, Professor of Musicology / Director of the Vernacular Music Center

How can we develop content for students, including those in rural and under-served populations, who may not have access to the same resources as others, raise the profiles of our programs for our current students and for recruiting, create unique content, and provide resources for secondary-school educators? In this demonstration and discussion with Chris Smith, we will consider the possibility of creating content that functions as both an outreach tool and as classroom content. Dr. Smith will showcase examples of podcasts highlighting individuals in five-minute “lightning” demos of their current research and teaching as well as collaborative podcasts with guests and thought–leaders describing their creative and research projects, creating class playlists, producing digital masterclasses, and building an ongoing, weekly podcast with the VMC. Join us in thinking about how these creative strategies might work for you and your department.

https://youtu.be/5gVo2jcIvow

An Educational Psychologist's Experience Schooling and Learning at Home
Dr. Tara Stevens, Professor of Educational Psychology, Educational Psychology & Leadership

Due to the pandemic, all parents had to spend at least some time educating their children at home, and most parents' beliefs about schooling were challenged by this experience in some way. Despite many students return to school, parents, especially those who teach at the university level, have been motivated to continue to explore what it means to educate their children. The purpose of this webinar is to share one faculty member's experience and introduce parents to the myriad education options available to today's K-12 students as we consider how these options fit into social, developmental, and learning models. The emphasis will be on sharing a critical review of online programs, platforms, and curriculum as well as sharing learning and social opportunities available in the Lubbock community.

https://youtu.be/x2wBgvIWsMU

The Power Lead-Teaching Academy Instructional Insight
Dr. Jon McNaughtan, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology & Leadership

As part of the Teaching Academy Commitment to Teaching Series, Dr. Jon McNaughtan speaks on an instructional tip for how to increase engagement in your virtual class sessions. In addition to describing why it is helpful, he also provides four examples.

https://youtu.be/VjzCEEv_ytg

Accessibility for Everyone
Dr. Leigh Kackley, Instructor, Educational Psychology & Leadership

This session will focus on best practices for engaging all students in class activities. General strategies for utilizing Universal Design for Learning in an online learning environment will be discussed. Specific ideas on how to include students with hearing impairment, visual impairment, and autism in online course discussions will be addressed. An opportunity for sharing “what works for you” will be included.

https://youtu.be/gzlOuBOckvc

How to Make a Class of 250 Feel Like a Class of 25
Dr.  Jeffrey Harper, PhD. Assistant Professor of Practice, Rawls College of Business

In this session Dr.  Jeffrey Harper, PhD. Assistant Professor of Practice from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business will discuss practical assignments and tools that he has used successfully over the years to help students feel that a large lecture class is not really that large at all. He has experience teaching 700+ students across 3 sections without TA support, and will share some unique insights into making an online classes have a high standard for learning and a community of learners feel from both the faculty and students' perspective.

https://youtu.be/TpdsMsUetag

Teachers' Moral Obligation to Students
Dr. Angela Lumpkin, Department Chair, Kinesiology & Sport Management

In this mini session, Dr. Angela Lumpkin talks about the moral obligations faculty owe to their students as well as tips for enhancing student engagement and learning.

https://youtu.be/9pKCYCMCs0Q

2020 John M. Burns Conference 2020: Student Panel
Ashton Vanhoose (Marketing), Karlee Combest (Sport Management) Ashley Moreno-Góngora (Graduate Student in Chemistry), Brianna Edwards (Agricultural Communications), Angel Avila (Marketing and Public Relations)

https://youtu.be/k_G-qhfgBxw

2020 John M. Burns Conference 2020: Lightning Round
Dr. Angela Lumpkin (Kinesiology & Sport Management), Dr. Sylvia Niehaus (Human Developement & Family Sciences), Dr. Shera Jackson (Human Developement & Family Sciences), Dr. Jenna LaFreniere (Media & Communication), & Dr. Brock Williams (Math & Statistics)

https://youtu.be/Y7zRUZM7x7M

2020 John M. Burns Conference 2020: Morning Session
Dr. Chris Smith (Musicology), Dr. Justin Hart (History), and Dr. Malinda Colwell (Human Development and Family Studies)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2npnq0SUro

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

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

  • Address

    University Library Building, Room 136, Mail Stop 2044, Lubbock, TX 79409-2004
  • Phone

    806.742.0133
  • Email

    tlpdc@ttu.edu