The Commons
Find practical online/blended course planning strategies. Additional resources will be added as circumstances evolve!
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Explore with us the ways that your teaching style, your subject matter, and your creativity can help power innovations in higher education that transform students' lives.

Featured Events and Initiatives


Online Teaching Meetups

Summer meetups were so much fun that we created a new lineup on Fridays in the fall! Join us to both learn about and practice strategies for online teaching. Topics include Social Connections, Discussions, Making Thinking Visible, Students Teaching Students, and Assessing Learning.

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Hybrid Teaching Resource

It can be tricky to foster student engagement when teaching in person with physical distancing guidelines. We created a resource to help you increase student engagement in hybrid courses.

Resources for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Welcome to your first semester as a teaching assistant! We have new resources to help you prepare to teach this semester. Also, keep an eye on our Teaching Preparation Series for workshops designed to support graduate instructors.



TOT – SpeedGrader
Wednesday Sept. 23, Noon to 1 p.m.
Zoom and Panopto Integration
Wednesday Sept. 23, 3 to 3:30 p.m.
Quizzes and Engaging Videos in Panopto
Thursday Sept. 24, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Creating Micro-lectures with Quizzes in Panopto
Thursday Sept. 24, 3 to 4 p.m.
Meetups: Discussions - Strategies
Friday Sept. 25, 1 to 1:45 p.m.
Student Use of Panopto for Assignments
Monday Sept. 28, 1 to 1:30 p.m.