Summer Faculty Consultations

We are happy to report that faculty consultations are well underway for the summer term and we're inspired by the many clever ways instructors are re-designing their courses for online delivery. If you're teaching this summer and haven't heard from us yet, keep an eye on your inbox and please do book a one-on-one session. If ever you have feedback or questions, please contact us at rotmandigital@rotman.utoronto.ca. We are here to help.

Online Assessment Design

Quercus offers a wide range of formative and summative assessment tools including timed exams, low-stakes knowledge check quizzes, Turnitin.com and Peer Scholar integrations, graded discussion boards, and more. Click here to access the assessment module in Teaching and Learning Online at Rotman and here for CTSI's online assessment Tip Sheet.

Inclusive Learning Environments

The Rotman School is committed to creating inclusive learning environments, and that includes the online classroom. Our support for equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. To read more on how to create inclusive online learning environments, click here.

Mastery Paths 

Mastery Paths represent a form of personalized or adaptive learning that offers instructors the opportunity to teach in a way that both respects existing knowledge and challenges students to push further. Read more about Mastery Paths here.

Good News from BB Collaborate

I'm happy to announce that we've successfully secured a new local (416) telephone number that is now listed as the dial-in number within BB Collaborate sessions. This will allow students to avoid long distance charges when calling in to a session from the GTA. This will also benefit participants that have Canada-wide calling plans and choose to dial in to a webinar session.

Teaching Using Simulations

While most educators—and their students—have settled into their digital classrooms, many are still scrambling to adapt their coursework to this new environment. In addition to adjusting to this change and helping students do the same, educators need to make sure students are still learning, says Špela Trefalt, Diane K. Trust Associate Professor in Leadership Development at Simmons University’s School of Business in Boston.

Trefalt has spent lots of time in both physical and online classrooms teaching MBA, executive, and undergraduate students. One way she ensures her students are learning—in any environment—is by using business simulations. Read the full article here.