UITL offers consultations and support to Ohio State instructors

A message to the Ohio State Teaching Community from Kay Halasek, Director of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL):

As Ohio State prepares to embark on an unprecedented effort to provide university-wide online course delivery, I write today to let you know UITL  stands ready to partner with you and provide support during the coming weeks.   

UITL staff will be available to provide support and consultation on a wide range of topics, including, among others: 

  • Evidence-based assessment and instructional strategies 

  • Inclusive teaching in various learning contexts 

  • Instructional redesign 

  • Developing assignments to meet learning outcomes 

  • Student engagement and classroom/learning context management 

UITL will host virtual “open office hours” via CARMEN ZOOM between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Monday through Friday. Ohio State instructors are welcome to drop in for consultations. Click Here to join. 

For support related to online delivery of courses, instructors should visit https://keepteaching.osu.edu/ and attend information and training sessions listed on that site. UITL also encourages you to communicate with your local teaching and learning resource professionals, educational technology specialists and instructional designers as you navigate this process.  

Our ODEE partners recommend instructors get started by publishing their Carmen Canvas courses if they have not already done so and use Carmen as a class hub for instruction and communications with your students.   

The Carmen “Key Three” are 

  1. Revise and upload your syllabus 

  1. Organize your course materials 

  1. Organize your gradebook 

Please remember at any timeyou may request individual consultations with UITL staff by emailing uitl@osu.edu