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Hello Rotman! Welcome to the November 18th edition of the Rotman Digital Newsletter. We're halfway through our November webinar series after two great sessions from Jeff Quinlan and Catherine Barrette. You can find recordings of past Rotman Digital webinars on this page. Be sure to join us for our final two sessions beginning this Friday afternoon at 3pm:

• Nov 20 – Marlys Christianson / John Oesch – Case-Based Teaching Online

• Nov 27 – Dragan Stojanovic – Designing Assessments and Live Classes

If ever you have feedback or questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us at rotmandigital@rotman.utoronto.ca


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Grade Posting Policy Defaults to Manual for Winter 2021

Great news for the upcoming Winter 2021 semester and beyond! Effective Friday, November 6th the Grade Posting Policy default has been updated to “Manually Post Grades” for all future courses. This update applies to ROSI-fed courses only; manually created courses will continue to default to "Automatically Post Grades". Click here to see a description of both options.


8 Remote Teaching Setups to Stay Inspired and Organized

Teaching from home is a new experience for many. The transition from teaching a physical classroom to a virtual classroom may be difficult for some. However, many instructors from around the world are finding new and innovative ways to thrive in this new online environment, and thankfully they are sharing their ideas! Check out this article from Harvard Business Publishing with some creative setups for teaching from home!


Thinking Outside the Box: New webinar series by Contact North

Interested in taking your online course to the next level? Be sure to check out this eight-part webinar series (Nov 24 2020 - Jan 11 2021) showcasing the latest innovations in online teaching is expected to help Ontario faculty and instructors get the inspiration they need to help students succeed. Click here to Register!


Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, managing our mental health is critical. UofT Psychology Professor Steve Joordens has created an excellent free online course on Coursera: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19. Professor Joordens created this course to help people cope with anxiety with clear strategies in these uncertain times. It is a 3-hour-long course, and you will earn a certificate of completion at the end. Click here to take the course. Feel free to share it with your friends, family, students and colleagues!