by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Panopto Video Captions Closed captions are now automatically generated and embedded in Panopto videos. This removes a step when promoting the accessibility of your video content, but you may need to double-check the accuracy of these captions. Edits may be required for grammar, syntax, or spelling. Descriptive audio… Continue reading Two Quick Course Accessibility Tips
What is ChatGPT, and What Does It Mean for My Teaching?
by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Many of us started to see things being written about ChatGPT before the winter break, and the news does not seem to be slowing regarding this AI text generator. In this post, I would like to share my experiences and perspective using ChatGPT. I will also and provide… Continue reading What is ChatGPT, and What Does It Mean for My Teaching?
New Resource Guide
A new resource guide on Career- Connected Learning has now been posted to the Reinert Center website. If you want to find more resource guides we offer, visit this webpage.
Online University Teaching Skills Certificate Update
by Sandy Gambill, Program Director, Reinert Center The Reinert Center is marking a successful first semester of its new Online University Teaching Skills Certificate with 13 members of SLU’s teaching community enrolling in the certificate. In addition to offering two sessions of the Introduction to Online Teaching course taken by 28 instructors, Reinert Center staff… Continue reading Online University Teaching Skills Certificate Update
Reconstituting Office Hours
by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center A recent article discussing office hours in the Chronicle of Higher Education had me thinking about how this dedicated time to meet with students is such a vital, yet underutilized student support in our course learning environments. Students can ask questions or talk candidly about problems affecting their… Continue reading Reconstituting Office Hours
Embodying Hope in the Classroom
by Eric Royer, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center Hope can be found everywhere in our daily lives. We’re hopeful for a better world -- one that’s devoid of societal injustices, political divisions, and economic malaise. We hope for a rewarding career and strong relationships with family and friends. We’re hopeful for a returned sense of normalcy… Continue reading Embodying Hope in the Classroom
Participation, Engagement, and Grading – Oh my!
by Robert Cole, Instructional Developer, Reinert Center I was recently scrolling through my social media feed and happened upon a proclamation that the individual making the post was no longer calling class participation, participation. That instead he was calling it engagement. And then, he went on to delineate several facets of what engagement meant in… Continue reading Participation, Engagement, and Grading – Oh my!
Reinert Center Offers New Certificate Option for Online Teaching
The Reinert Center has launched a new option for its long running Certificate in University Teaching Skills. Faculty and graduate students can now earn an Online University Teaching Skills Certificate. The certificate requirements include workshops in areas such as engaging students online, and assessing online learning, and a capstone project involving a self assessment of… Continue reading Reinert Center Offers New Certificate Option for Online Teaching
by Gina Merys, Director, Reinert Center Welcome to the 2022-2023 academic year! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Reinert Center. We have many things planned for year, some of which celebrates this milestone, but most of which showcases what we have done best throughout our 25-year history—supporting instructors in the teaching tips, techniques,… Continue reading Welcome Back
New Resource Guide
A new resource guide on Considerations for Culturally Responsive Online Course Design has now been posted to the Reinert Center website. If you want to find more resource guides we offer, visit this webpage. If you have ideas for resource guide topics you would like to see posted, share them here (LINK).