Morning Blend

Morning Blend is a weekly discussion on a specific topic that impacts teaching and/or scholarship. The program will run on Zoom on Thursday afternoons (1 p.m.) and be repeated on Friday mornings (9 a.m.) After the sessions, a video recording and tip sheet will be available to anyone who attended or wishes to engage with the material online.

Each Morning Blend session includes a 10-15 minute presentation with specific, action-oriented information about that week's topic. We then invite participants to share ideas about the topic until 1:45 p.m. (Thurs) and 9:45 p.m. (Fri). Although we plan for 45 minutes, participants may feel free to engage for any time period that their schedule allows.

We invite faculty to grab a cup of coffee or tea and please join us here on Zoom on the dates below, no registration required, or bookmark this page and watch the recorded sessions when you are available. Note the recorded sessions will only include the presentation and will not include the discussion.

  • Archive
    Topic Video Recording

    Visits with UR Museums

    Tip Sheet Link

    Run Better Meetings

     

    Creating Accessible Word Documents

    Tip Sheet Link

    Open Education Resources

     

    Groupwork

    Tip Sheet Link

    Saving Time with Gradescope

    Getting Started Link

    Tips for Using your Digital Tablet

    Slides link

    Teaching Distracted Minds

    Citation Managment

    Developing Time Efficient Workflows for Grading

    Tip Sheet Link

    Collaborative Learning

    Tip Sheet Link

    First Day of Class

    Tip Sheet Link

    Blackboard Organization

    Tip Sheet Link

    Social Annotation

    Tip Sheet Link

    Strategies for Virtual Office Hours

    Tip Sheet Link

    Blended Classroom Discussions Revisited

    Tip Sheet Link

    Working Effectively with Student Tech Assistants

    Tip Sheet Link

    Strategies for Gathering Midterm Student Feedback

    Tip Sheet Link

    Adapting Media Projects for Remote and Blended Teaching

    Tip Sheet Link

    Designing Effective Open Book Exams

    Tip Sheet Link

    Managing Challenging Discussions: The 2020 Election

    Tip Sheet Link

    Teaching Data Literacy

    Portfolio Grading

     

  • Spring 2021
    Week of Title
    January 7th

    Course Organization

    January 14th 

    First Day of Class

    January 21st

    Social Annotation

    January 28th

    Active Learning: Peer to Peer

    February 4th

    Developing Efficient Grading Workflows

    February 11th

    Citation Managment

    Feburary 25th

    Teaching Distracted Minds

    March 4th

    Tips and Tricks - Digital Tablets for Faculty

    March 11th

    Gradescope

    March 18th

    Groupwork

    March 25th

    Open Educational Resources

    April 1st

    Accessible Documents

    April 8th

    Grants and Self-Service Portal

    April 15th

    Museums