Welcome to the Latest Edition!

November 9th, 2021

Good morning Rotman!  

In this edition of the newsletter we highlight a newly-created page focused on interactive and collaborative learning activities. We start with the theoretical and progress to the highly practical with a guide to creating your own activities.

Are you interested in media and design? M.A.D.E. (Media and Design in Education) is a new University of Toronto community designed to bring together people from across campus who create digital content for academic purposes. More details including information on how to join is below.

Have you ever needed to created a truly anonymous survey for your students? If so, check out our guide on creating anonymous surveys using MS Forms.

For more information on course design, video creation, and Quercus, please visit rotmandigital.ca 

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


Interactive and Collaborative Activities

The article linked below provides some thoughts on the creation of interactive and collaborative learning activities. We discuss the theory behind engaging students and explore the costs and benefits of this style of teaching. Click here to read the article.


Technology and Education Seminar and Showcase eCampus Ontario

eCampus Ontario is hosting their annual Technology and Education Showcase next week between November 15th and 19th. Topics include: Community, Belonging, Inclusion & Anti-Racism, Decolonization, Hybrid Futures, and the Learner's Voice. Click here to learn more and to register.


How to Create an Anonymous Survey

Students will be more forthcoming with their feedback if they're confident their responses are truly anonymous. Since Quercus surveys can be de-anonymized by instructors, we suggest using MS Forms instead. Creating an anonymous survey on MS Forms is simple. Click here to read the guide.


M.A.D.E. Group

M.A.D.E. (Media And Design in Education) is a new campus community spearheaded by the FASE Ed Tech Office. Its purpose is to bring together colleagues from across campus to share ideas, resources, discover new ways to engage audiences, and troubleshoot common challenges. You can learn more here and request to join the M.A.D.E. group here.