Welcome to the first edition of the Rotman Digital newsletter. You will receive regular updates on online teaching tools, best practices, Quercus tips, current project highlights, and more. If ever you have feedback or questions, please contact us at rotmandigital@rotman.utoronto.ca. Or, you can reach out to us individually with suggestions on how to make Rotman Digital work for you - we are here to help.

Jeff Quinlan, Manager, Rotman Digital

Mihnea Moldoveanu, Vice Dean, Learning and Innovation

Summer Course Design

We have put together a resource to help with the design and delivery of your online course this summer. We cover decisions about synchronous versus asynchronous delivery, student engagement, assessments and exams, and online teaching tools. Click here to access Teaching and Learning Online at Rotman.

MS Teams Integration

MS Teams has been fast-tracked through the integration process and is now available from within Quercus. Teams is an excellent tool for small group meetings and office hours. Instructions on how to access Teams in Quercus and set up a meeting are available on the Rotman Quercus Resources page here.

CTSI Webinars

The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation continues to offer online workshops to help support your teaching. Browse their event schedule here.

Helping Students Cope

If you’re concerned about quickly transitioning to the virtual classroom, you are not alone. Educators and students around the globe are settling in—at home—to start a new term in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. For many, the digital classroom is a completely new environment. But there’s good news: studies show that learning online is just as effective as learning in the physical classroom, as long as you prepare yourself—and your students—to succeed. Read the full article here.