Virtual Schedule & Registration

While we may not be able to gather together on campus, we are pleased to welcome you to our first Virtual TLISI, which will center on delivering a signature Georgetown experience remotely. Click the “Register” links below to sign-up to attend individual sessions — note that most time-blocks have two concurrent sessions at a given time.

Upon registering for each session, you will receive a confirmation email directly from Zoom with all Zoom connection information. We encourage you to add these sessions to your calendar or save this information for future reference.  You’ll also receive Zoom reminder emails each morning of TLISI.  

All TLISI sessions will be recorded and made available online at a later date.

Finally, we’d like to welcome you to TLISI with the help of a few committee members that helped make this year’s Institute possible.  Welcome to TLISI 2020!

TLISI 2020 Welcome Video from CNDLS on Vimeo.

Day 1
19 May 2020
Day 2
20 May 2020

Remote Teaching Strategies & Presence

In this session, we will share good practices for teaching remotely. We will highlight strategies that focus on establishing your teaching presence and creating a virtual learning environment that supports a sense of belonging among students using tools such as Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto. This is an interactive session that will include small group and large group discussion.

Recording Good Lectures

One popular way to deliver content to students is through asynchronous recorded video lectures. This session will address when to use recorded lectures, as well as some simple things to do when recording your lectures to ensure good quality and maximize effectiveness, whether you are using Panopto, Zoom, or even the camera on your phone.

Inclusive & Meaningful Engagement

This session will explore how to design strategies and activities that are meaningful, relevant, and accessible to all students in virtual environments. We will also discuss how creating feelings of belonging and community will help engage students in learning the course material. The session will address GU-supported tools such as VoiceThread, interactive Panopto lectures in Canvas, and Zoom sessions.

Accessing Library E-Resources

In this session, join John Kimbrough, an Electronic Resources Librarian at the GU Library, to learn how you and your students can access Library resources from home for virtual learning. This will assist your students in accessing necessary course materials and research resources as they complete their work during your course.

Facilitating Productive Asynchronous Discussions

Discussion boards and other online writing spaces are powerful tools for engaging students asynchronously in discussion, reflection and meaningful processing. This session will introduce strategies and good practices for setting up and facilitating effective online discussions on Canvas, Voicethread, and Google Docs, keeping students engaged in these conversations.

Accommodating Students at a Distance

In this session, we will discuss strategies to accommodate students when teaching and learning at a distance. We will also share good practices and resources for accommodating a variety of student learning needs and explore implementing these practices through tools and settings in Canvas.

Organizing and Delivering Course Materials In Canvas

When teaching at a distance, it is even more crucial to organize course materials and make them easily available and accessible to your students. This session will help you think strategically about how to organize your syllabus, assignments, and other course materials using Canvas Modules and Pages, and how these materials are an important communication mechanism with students.

Facilitating Difficult Discussions in Remote Learning Environments

The current moment in our world, with all its tension, complication, and emotion, is a difficult one for many people. Many of us feel a strong desire to engage with our students on current issues and with challenging or tragic news, but are not always sure how to do so in a productive and supportive way. This session will focus on effective tools and strategies for enabling and supporting such discussions even when they may be difficult and we may be uncertain of how best to do so.

Cura Personalis in the Cloud: Student Reflections on the Virtual Academic Experience

In order to move Georgetown’s virtual path forward, a panel of students will share their experiences from spring semester: what worked well to maintain community, challenges faced in remote settings, and recommendations to sustain the HoyaSaxa spirit. Student Panelists: Liz Fieschko (SFS ’20), Jake Menz (COL ’22), Lizzy Kim (COL ’20), Malcolm Delfish (NHS ’23), Trinity Johnson (MSB ’23), Katie Glaser (MSB ’22), Luka Pauwelyn (SFS ’22) Student Moderators: Alexa Eason (COL ’20) , Michael Pasimio (SFS ’22).

The Evolving Safety Net During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Our Jesuit mission calls us to see, know, and serve our students as “whole people,” which offers us both an opportunity and a serious responsibility. The Georgetown campus safety net operates to support our students’ health, wellness, and safety, as these affect and connect with their ability to engage in their academics. There are many new challenges to connecting with and attending to our students’ well-being when we are not able to check-in in person and yet, it’s of even greater significance for supporting them and their learning. This session is an opportunity to learn about how our campus resource professionals are working to translate in-person practices to distance practices, what students are currently experiencing with this global health pandemic, and how faculty can work with administrators to activate the campus safety net for students during this time.

Designing and Delivering Exams Remotely

This session will help you think strategically about designing and delivering exams in a virtual learning environment. We will cover different options for conducting exams using tools supported at Georgetown, such as Canvas Quizzes and Assignments. The session will also address what to communicate to your students and how to accommodate special cases when administering and proctoring remote exams.

Panel of Deans

This moderated panel session with multiple Georgetown deans will address the successes and challenges of managing the rapid shift to instructional continuity during the spring term, as well as touch upon what lies ahead as we adapt courses for summer and plan for fall. Joining this moderated panel will be Deans Christopher Celenza (Georgetown College), Carole Roan Gresenz (School of Nursing & Health Studies), Alex Sens (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences), Paul Almeida (McDonough School of Business), Kelly Otter (School of Continuing Studies) and Joel Hellman (School of Foreign Service). Moderated by Eddie Maloney, Executive Director, CNDLS.

Creating Flexible and Inclusive Assessments

This session will address various ways to adapt, adopt, or rethink your assessment strategies for remote learning. In this session, we’ll explore alternative assessments to what you might normally do in person, discuss accommodation and accessibility concerns, and share strategies for building flexible assignments using various tools supported by Georgetown such as Canvas Assignments, Discussions, and Google Apps.

Making Your Distance Course More Accessible: Using Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) works to increase access for all through designs that—from the beginning—consider needs of diverse people, rather than merely adapting when a situation requires it. This session will focus on UDL’s three key principles (multiple means of representation, expression and engagement) in order to optimize the learning experience in Canvas.

Experiential and Community-Based Learning at a Distance

A unique and important part of a Georgetown University learning experience is participating in experiential and community-based learning. This session will help faculty imagine and plan how to create and adapt meaningful experiential and community based learning experiences.

Teaching Large Classes Remotely

This session will address the unique challenges of teaching large classes at a distance. Managing the Zoom environment for synchronous learning, including using breakout rooms, maximizing the Canvas environment, and creating effective lecture recordings, are some of the strategies that will be discussed.

Social Hour

Join CNDLS colleagues and other TLISI participants in a casual end-of-conference social hour. Beverages, pets, children and humorous (but appropriate!) virtual backgrounds are welcome to accompany you. Special guest appearances, TLISI trivia or other activities may round out this event.