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Faculty Resources for Teaching

FACULTY RESOURCES FOR TEACHING

We know that in order for students to be successful and learn deeply, they must be presented with faculty knowledgeable on how to teach effectively, even during disrupted and remote learning moments. Recently, hundreds of CSUN faculty completed formal training and intensive professional development programming during Summer 2020 to level-up and improve their online teaching skills through Faculty Development, the Faculty Technology Center, and the CSU Chancellor's Office.

Learn more below about additional opportunities for training, programming and resources to continue engaging in the journey of teaching effectively so that all our students may succeed.

Trainings

Faculty Technology Center's Workshop Calendar

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The FTC provides workshops covering tools like Zoom, Canvas, Panopto, Poll Everywhere, and more. For more information, visit the IT Workshop Calendar. You can also keep up to date on new tools and video workshops by subscribing to the CSUN Academic Technology YouTube channel.

FTC Workshop Calendar

Summer 2020 Technology Bootcamp

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Over the summer, the FTC conducted several Bootcamps covering technology-based teaching tools available at CSUN. These 90-minute to two-hour recordings provide an in-depth review of key concepts from basic to advanced skill level. Bootcamp topics include Assignments, Quiz, Engagement, Lecture Recording, Virtual Meetings, and Learning Analytics.

2020 Bootcamp Videos

Programs

Get Up to Speed
with Online Teaching

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Want to level-up your online teaching skills and work at your own pace? This asynchronous program that integrates pedagogy PLUS technology covers best practices, techniques and tools to plan, create content, facilitate and assess learning online. Designed to benefit faculty newer to online teaching who are just getting started, as well as spark ideas for faculty with online teaching experience. 

Get Up to Speed

eLearning
Institute

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If you are already relatively comfortable with the technology and want to focus on pedagogy, this program is designed for you to build one of your courses in Canvas using the Quality Learning and Teaching framework. Explore best practices as you prep your course and learn from faculty peer facilitators who share examples and provide specific advice on online course design.

eLearning Institute

Other Upcoming Programs

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For other upcoming programs, please visit the Faculty Development website.

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Resources

Teaching Through Disruptions

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Teaching Through Disruptions

Information Technology: Academic Continuity

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Academic Continuity

Keep Teaching:
Accessibility

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Accessibility Resources

Best Practices for Teaching Effectively

FacDev's
Teaching Toolkit

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CSU Quality Learning
& Teaching Framework

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Equity-Minded
Teaching

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Resources & Policies for
Assessing Learning Online

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CSUN Library Services for Faculty
and Affordable Course Materials

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Other Sources to Get Inspired

ACUE's Online Teaching Toolkit

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Faculty Focus Articles

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Course Material Resources

Affordable Learning Solutions

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myCSUNDigitalAccess

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Zoom FAQs

What is the university's policy on requiring students to have Zoom on?
Scheduled Zoom classes are the equivalent of a regular university classroom session. Faculty may require students to attend class (Zoom) sessions, and may give (or withhold) participation credit if participation is listed as a course requirement in the syllabus. If participation is not listed as a course requirement, students are still strongly urged to attend because critical course information may be covered in class.

Are Zoom classes mandatory, or are they asynchronous?
This depends on the class. If the class was scheduled as synchronous (a regular meeting at a regular time) the expectation is that students are attending, as Zoom attendance would be similar to attendance at a regular class. Participation credit would be dependent on the class-grading policy in the syllabus. Very few classes are truly asynchronous, and they are listed as such in the course schedule.

Do students have to have their camera on?
During class, students are NOT required to have their Zoom video/webcam on unless the requirement is listed in the course syllabus as a specific requirement for a specific function – e.g., during a test; for a performance; etc. The CSU Office of General Counsel (OGC) has found that due to student privacy rights, faculty may not require students to have video on just as a matter of course. If this is an issue, students should speak to their instructor to work out an accommodation, or speak with the department chair or college associate dean.

Are students required to consent to being recorded for Zoom lectures?
For similar privacy reasons, classes may not be recorded without explicit permission from students. Students are NOT required to consent. Again, if this is an issue, students should speak to their instructor to work out an accommodation, or speak with the department chair or college associate dean.



Faculty Feedback

We are planning to add a section to address common questions and concerns from faculty! Help us develop this resource by sharing your top teaching questions or concerns.

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