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Flex-CDI Quick Talk: Lessons Learned for the Post-pandemic World - Shared screen with gallery view
Michelle Peterson
37:27
Previous Quick Talks & Where todays recording will be: https://its.sdsu.edu/covid-19/flex/quick-talks/
James Frazee
38:43
Fact checking is welcome!
Sean Hauze
39:15
Make course content accessible: 4.47Create a learning environment that embraces diversity: 4.29Use various strategies to assess student learning: 4.21Meaningfully engage students in course content: 4.20
Sean Hauze
40:02
Creating a class climate with active student-student engagement (m = 3.62) andSolving student technology problems that may arise and/or directing them to those who can assist (m = 3.62)
James Frazee
41:23
This, strategies for promoting student-student engagement, will be a faculty development priority in the coming AY! We will also be providing some self-help, and where to go for help videos for students.
Georgina Bushnell
41:24
That's great news. Thank you! :)
Alex Gonzalez
43:26
Smart move Sean!
Sean Hauze
43:30
Shoutout to James for his leadership as well!!!
James Frazee
43:46
This is a team sport!
Sean Hauze
43:50
🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Georgina Bushnell
44:11
Is the video of this meeting going to ve available? Unfortunately, I am going to have to leave in few meetings due to a previous commitment.
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
44:12
to the entire ITS/VFIT team!!!
James Frazee
44:23
@Georgina - Yes!
Julie Hansen
44:31
Loved "Canvas Fancy"!
Sean Hauze
44:32
Agreed, Scott!
James Frazee
44:43
Previous Quick Talks & Where todays recording will be: https://its.sdsu.edu/covid-19/flex/quick-talks/
Michelle Peterson
44:58
The recording will be on both the Quick talks page https://its.sdsu.edu/covid-19/flex/quick-talks/ And in the Support Homeroom https://sdsu.instructure.com/courses/216
Jack Erb
44:58
Sorry! Have to pick up my mother-in-law from doctor.Only wanted to share one thing, the VFIT Team ROCKS!!! Many thanks for all of your help this past year!!
James Frazee
45:14
Thanks, Jack!
Sean Hauze
45:20
Thank you, Jack!!
Georgina Bushnell
45:21
Thank you so much for that and for everything you do ITS!! :)
Chamu Sundaramurthy
45:26
Second the shout-out to vFIT!!!
Sean Hauze
45:54
🙏🏻💪🏻
Chamu Sundaramurthy
46:28
Love the idea of integrating support for faculty and students
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
47:48
fascinating how such a negative life experience is having many (at least, some) positive, long-term impacts!! Thx for facilitating our process of thinking thru all the possibilities!
Ken Arnold
48:25
Flop/dumpster fire: using intrusive exam monitoring tools...
Julie Hansen
48:30
OH EASY QUESTION: Answer: The Virtual FIT room!
Ken Arnold
48:39
Tops: VFIT
Chamu Sundaramurthy
48:41
Tops: vFIT ; training for faculty
Dr. Beverly Carlson
48:43
Virtual FIT without a doubt - TOPS!!
Chamu Sundaramurthy
49:05
Keep summer training as ongoing post pandemic
Julie Hansen
49:09
We need to continue this vFIT moving forward!
Lisa Kath (she/her)
49:17
not gonna lie - VFIT saved me in the fall especially
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
49:22
faculty cohorts … I *so* appreciated the opportunity to work with the four others in my CDI cohort and will retain and further develop those relationships into the coming years!!
Lisa Dowdy
49:22
vFIT has made all the difference…Thanks to you all!
Steve Gaffen
49:27
focus on accessibility and inclusiveness
Patty Kimbrell
49:27
vFit Rocks!
Chamu Sundaramurthy
49:28
Similar VFIT for students???
Sean Hauze
49:29
Respondents have themselves taken advantage of support options at their disposal—in particular, their colleagues (283, 78.6%) and the Virtual Faculty Instructional Technology (vFIT) Center (267, 74.2%).
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
50:02
YASSSS … “human connection”!!
Julie Hansen
50:15
@Chamu - great idea!
Ken Arnold
50:27
We need a virtual water cooler to trade tips with other faculty.
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
50:46
“virtual water cooler” … *love* that idea!
Stephen Schellenberg
50:48
@ Ken: Virtual margarita machine
Georgina Bushnell
50:56
Yes, thank you for your availability to us ITS. I could not have been able to survive this virtual teaching without all your help and support! :)
Michelle Peterson
51:04
You can always come into FIT to just chat too!
Lisa Kath (she/her)
51:08
@Ken - I agree! I think we got that with the CTL coffee hours, but with Sarah leaving, it would be great to find other ways to replicate or continue that
Chamu Sundaramurthy
51:47
Take-aways: student and faculty openness to online learning
Julie Hansen
51:58
It was harder than ever to engage students. It was easier than ever for them to 'hide' - now behind either their profile picture or jus their names.
Brandon Cohen
52:07
Great point Lindsay!
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
52:10
Is Sarah leaving?
Michelle Peterson
52:26
Sarah Elkind is retiring!
Chamu Sundaramurthy
52:30
Testing and academic integrity is still an issue in the online environment
LindaWoods, ITS, SDSU
52:32
@Julie - yes, even our super student staff hit a wall about 2 weeks ago and said they were done.
Patty Kimbrell
52:39
Instructors have to be flexible, ready to re-evaluate themselves and their course(s) to what has been traditionally done to new methods of teaching!
Lisa Kath (she/her)
52:52
I found that we have peers with incredible ideas/solutions for vexing class issues. I'd love to find ways to continue connecting with that collective expertise - I learned SO much
Lindsay Vance (she/her/hers)
53:02
Katie DOES rock, though 🎸
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
53:09
Oh, congrats to her. I need another security blanket. Sorry for the egocentrism.
Neil Kendricks
53:22
I agree with Julie’s statement about students “hiding” rather than being fully engaged in the class meeting on Zoom. However, the better students were present and made an effort to connect with their classmates and the instructor.
Stephen Schellenberg
53:29
It would be interesting to see how the distribution of assessment within courses “re-equilibrates” as faculty return to largely F2F, especially given concerns about cheating.
Arlette Baljon
53:31
Assessment data in my class showed that students learned more in the online class (based on pre and post test). Part of that is because the class was online and attendance higher than that in a typical F2F class. We are forced to go back to F2F in Fall21 though. It would have been good when there were options to keep teaching classes online.
Steve Gaffen
53:43
I think remote lecturing makes you a better communicator.
LindaWoods, ITS, SDSU
54:19
@Steve - and a better course designer too
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
54:37
hear, hear!!! … “community building”!
Katie Hughes
54:53
I have NEVER said that!!
Sean Hauze
54:58
Zoombiefied!
Katie Hughes
55:42
What you DO in those rooms, too...
Stephen Schellenberg
55:57
@ Beth: Per your comment, I hope that faculty really think about how to leverage F2F!
Ken Arnold
56:25
We can take the best of both F2F and on-line into the Fall.
Georgina Bushnell
56:33
Have to run! Thank you! I will finish to watch the video later :)
Stephen Schellenberg
56:51
. . . More actualized/realized/leveraged flipped classroom approach!
Lisa Dowdy
56:55
Our students, who are largely adult working professionals, are now all so much more comfortable with web conferencing, which is a huge plus, given that our program is entirely online.
Julie Hansen
57:05
I'm also an SDSU parent and a member of a FB group and it's hard to read but some parents of students reported that their profs went MIA and were NOT responsive to emails, etc. so going back to campus will alleviate that, but there was a gap in the level of student perception of their education
Monica Ketchum SIGY
57:10
This year has also made us more acutely aware of the challenges our students have in terms of access...low bandwidth, wifi issues, device issues, etc.
Neil Kendricks
57:13
A takeaway as an adjunct lecturer, I did not miss the commuting to and from to different campuses. I appreciate using that time towards enhancing my classes and building course content on Canvas.
James Frazee
57:35
Flexibility!
Julie Hansen
57:40
@Neil - agreed!
Stephen Schellenberg
58:47
. . . and a raise?
Stephen Schellenberg
59:02
I this being recorded? Oops.
Chamu Sundaramurthy
59:05
@Stephen make it happen!
Ken Arnold
59:07
More student-student interaction would be good - that's been hard to do online.
Shelley Orr (she/her)
59:18
Quoting Schellenberg on that
Alex Gonzalez
59:34
Student feedback on course design, especially around accessibility and flexibility.
Julie Hansen
59:39
I am concerned about the mental health of all my students and what they've been through. I'm not trained in mental health (but I'm really good at Excel) so how can I best support them
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
59:44
First, to know that they will be safe.
Lisa Kath (she/her)
59:49
I'm processing what changes I've made that are worth keeping after we go back to F2F
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
59:57
@Julie: *great* comment!!
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
59:58
And second @Lindsay inclusion statement.
Arlette Baljon
01:00:24
some flexibility to decide how to teach in Fall. Those teaching in 500-seat rooms really worry about how keeping students safe F2F. But hybrid or online is nor allowed
Patty Kimbrell
01:00:41
A deep breath over the summer to detox and then a merging of technology with previous F2F instruction for a modification to what has been taught in the past to what the future has brought us - technology.
Wil Weston
01:00:44
Humans don't pivot quickly. I think that being sensitive to that change -- be willing to slow down, repeat, or break things down into smaller pieces. I mean this in all contexts. Oh, and communicate, communicate, communicate... we fill in the blanks with the worst imagined scenarios.
Neil Kendricks
01:00:45
As we move into the academic year, I would like to see students make a real commitment to being fully present and appreciating the presence of other people and respecting and honoring that opportunity. We need tools be proactive in creative a more inclusive and diverse world both on and off campus.
Stephen Schellenberg
01:01:20
Concerned that the return to largely face-to-face operations (and associated expectations) may be way far ahead of residual student challenges from the ongoing pandemic . . . remember, it is ongoing.
Lisa Dowdy
01:01:22
I agree with Lindsay and Katie. I think we need to realize that this will be a difficult transition back to our new “new normal” for faculty and staff that could be turbulent.
Neil Kendricks
01:01:47
*to be proactive in creating a more inclusive and diverse world both on and off campus.
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
01:01:58
And we will be back on campus but risks will be out there still for some time. We need to have back up plans for students who need to break from f2f.
Steve Gaffen
01:02:56
thanks- have to run
Julie Hansen
01:03:04
And how do we address the differing levels of comfort around being F2F.
Monica Ketchum SIGY
01:03:12
We need to support students in transitioning back to in-person learning. We have incoming freshmen and returning students who have spent a year in various virtual learning environments and many need to learn (or re-learn) how to be students.
Shelley Orr (she/her)
01:03:16
I had a good interaction in my undergraduate course this semester. I promised a REUNION when we gather in the Fall and they were into it!
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
01:04:09
Great idea @Shelley
Julie Hansen
01:04:42
@Shelley - I am already planning extended office hours so my current online students can come meet me in person :)
Chamu Sundaramurthy
01:04:43
Zoom office hours
Donna Ross
01:05:10
Yes, I plan to keep zoom office hours!
Wil Weston
01:05:23
I agree I plan to keep zoom office hours as well.
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
01:05:36
Yes, definitely keeping Zoom office hours
Sean Hauze
01:05:56
The hybrid flexible, or HyFlex, course format is an instructional approach that combines face-to-face (F2F) and online learning. Each class session and learning activity is offered in-person, synchronously online, and asynchronously online. Students can decide how to participate.
Shelley Orr (she/her)
01:06:56
I can see a day when a large lecture hall would be able to be used for twice the number of courses. Say I have a T TH 9:30am class and we meet in the room on T but remotely on Th and another class is also scheduled T TH at that time and they meet remotely on T and in person on TH. Maybe we can use significant resources that used to go to building facilities that could go to hiring more faculty and staff
Wil Weston
01:06:59
I also started using the https://youcanbook.me/ application -- free version on my subject library webpage. Works with google calendar.
Shelley Orr (she/her)
01:07:44
@Julie great idea to have extra in-person office hours in Fall to meet students from this past year.
Allyson Williams
01:07:48
@Shelley, I have a class that works that way!
Mei Zhong
01:08:07
Given all the training we've had now, if we'd like to teach hybrid courses, what's the procedure for approval? or is there any?
Shelley Orr (she/her)
01:08:17
Awesome to hear
Wil Weston
01:10:02
great to hear all these comments! have to head out to another Zoom. :)
Ken Arnold
01:10:19
@Wil: yes, youcanbook.me is good for scheduling F2F in-office meetings as well as zoom.
Stephen Schellenberg
01:12:11
Each college should have a distance education policy . . . and all are probably overdue for a refresh given this past year.
Lisa Kath (she/her)
01:12:58
To answer the earlier question: I'd love some help thinking through some likely scenarios next fall. If I'm teaching F2F, what might I try to anticipate with regards to student/my health, given the ongoing nature of this pandemic
Lisa Kath (she/her)
01:13:27
(I'm not great at contingency planning, tbh)
Stephen Schellenberg
01:13:50
^^^^^^^ Kath . . . Important conversation!!!!
Stephen Schellenberg
01:14:47
Dynamic . . . and tenuous.
Lisa Kath (she/her)
01:15:27
that sounds great, thanks!
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
01:16:02
Would it be frown upon to schedule some sessions on Zoom for when I have guest speakers from outside SD?
Julie Hansen
01:16:08
I’d like to not have to record my in person classes - but is there talk of doing
Julie Hansen
01:16:24
...this
Terri Linman
01:17:12
Lesson learned: Use Canvas to house all your course materials regardless of the delivery mode. You’ll be prepared for anything!
Stephen Schellenberg
01:17:24
@ Lourdes: Your approach seems to be leveraging the technology, so I would think/hope it would be smiled upon if an integral component/complement to the course.
Alex Gonzalez
01:17:34
@Terri 100% agree.
Terri Linman
01:17:35
Agree with Neil! ITS is amazing!
Shelley Orr (she/her)
01:17:36
Technical question: I assume our enhanced Zoom accounts will continue. Is that a safe assumption?
Julie Hansen
01:17:44
Agreed!!!!
James Frazee
01:17:47
@shelley - Yes!
Chamu Sundaramurthy
01:17:54
@Terri excellent advice and my online pedagogy Guru
Shelley Orr (she/her)
01:17:58
@James Good News!
Michelle Peterson
01:18:36
Fun Fact: ITS has been supporting Zoom since 2017!
James Frazee
01:19:05
Kudos to Sarah and the CTL for the coffee talks and for acknowledging and recognizing our innovative faculty for their creative problem solving!
Alex Gonzalez
01:19:11
The I in ITS is for INNOVATIVE, right? :)
Julie Hansen
01:19:43
It has helped me become more connected in between classes with my students.
Stephen Schellenberg
01:19:44
Suggest updating ITS’s tagline from “We’re here to help” to We’re here to save your, err, bacon” . . . kudos to the entire ITS team and to all of you for your faculty leadership in service to our students!
Lisa Kath (she/her)
01:19:45
Sarah is incredible and will be missed
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
01:20:02
Thank you @Stephen. Yes, will be teaching border reporting and want students to talk with reporters working right at the borders ;)
Sean Hauze
01:20:28
I think we should change it to Innovative Technology Services, Alex! 🤓
Alex Gonzalez
01:21:18
@Sean YEAH!
Chamu Sundaramurthy
01:21:37
Second the idea that academic integrity continues to be a major issue....
James Frazee
01:21:53
Assessment, and concerns relating to academic misconduct, is extremely challenging, and this is an area for us to invest in faculty development/
Julie Hansen
01:25:21
Yes! We did that this semester with low stakes quizzes where we did our best to mitigate cheering and higher stakes assessments where cheating was impossible
Arlette Baljon
01:25:46
most is hard in lower division high enrollment classes were lots of cheating is happen. all grading has to be done by computer
Julie Hansen
01:26:11
But lots mote time grading
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
01:26:17
kudos to Michelle!!!
Randi McKenzie
01:26:21
Yea, Michelle!!
Chamu Sundaramurthy
01:26:31
Kudos to Michelle!!!
Sean Hauze
01:26:31
+100, Michelle!!
Elizabeth Pollard
01:26:32
Yay Michelle!!!!!
Alex Gonzalez
01:26:52
Blackboard, it’s not us. It’s you. We found a better solution.
Sean Hauze
01:26:56
lol
Michelle Peterson
01:27:05
https://its.sdsu.edu/training/
Neil Kendricks
01:27:30
I have one question: How did my fellow faculty deal with student accountability when it came to completing assessments and projects online before deadlines? Most of my students followed the clear directions communicated both verbally and in writing. But a few students struggled with time management issues and missed important projects despite frequent synchronous, one-on-one conversations, emails and so forth. How did other faculty deal with this issue?
Lindsay Vance (she/her/hers)
01:27:31
If you happen to be a Global Campus instructor and haven’t migrated, reach out ASAP: id.global@sdsu.edu
Chamu Sundaramurthy
01:27:40
THANK YOU ITS for all that you have done and doing!!!
Sean Hauze
01:27:50
Thank you, Michelle!
Arlette Baljon
01:27:51
michelle, basic training as well. I have not used Canvas yet. Thanks all.
Irina Potapova (she/her)
01:27:53
Thank you!!
Michelle Peterson
01:28:07
The toolkit is also on this training page: https://its.sdsu.edu/training/
Congcong Zheng
01:28:16
Thank you so much for the virtual IT center! It is a life saver
SDSU: Scott Lipscomb (he, him, his)
01:28:21
Thank you ALL … great to know that we have such impeccable support options available to us. This “lifelong learning” is FUN!! ;)
Lisa Kath (she/her)
01:28:40
@Neil - I used a Google form students could use to ask for proactive or retroactive extension requests. Proactive requests got full credit, retroactive, up to 75% credit.
Julie Hansen
01:28:43
@neil I have the same question!!!
Lisa Kath (she/her)
01:29:06
my process could use a little refinement, but it worked well overall
Michelle Peterson
01:29:33
Lisa, that’s such great flexibility and puts the accountability on the students
Shelley Orr (she/her)
01:29:34
THANK YOU to ITS for supporting us so well. Greatly appreciated.
Lourdes Miriam Cueva Chacon
01:29:34
Thank you all for a great year. You helped make a difference in my teaching.
Lisa Kath (she/her)
01:29:50
thanks again to all the ITS folks who helped us through a tough year!
LindaWoods, ITS, SDSU
01:29:52
https://ctl.sdsu.edu/blog CTL blog
Julie Hansen
01:29:56
Love the conversation and support! I’ll see you back on campus!!!
Elizabeth Pollard
01:29:59
Thanks Everyone!!!!!!!!
Michelle Peterson
01:30:04
Lourdes, congrats on your first year (correct?) Can’t wait to meet in person!
Terri Linman
01:30:07
Well done, Sean and entire ITS Team!
Kyle Sundqvist
01:30:22
Thank you!
Michelle Peterson
01:30:22
https://its.sdsu.edu/covid-19/flex/quick-talks/
Lisa Dowdy
01:30:27
Thank you all! Could not have done it without you…
Michelle Peterson
01:30:30
https://its.sdsu.edu/covid-19/flex
Sean Hauze
01:30:33
Thank you to James for your tireless leadership!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Katy Leigh-Osroosh (she/her/hers)
01:30:37
Thank you all for the support