Remote Teaching & Working

OIT Completes Three Days of Faculty & Staff Training

We’ve just wrapped up three days of one of the most intense pieces of training in University history. In an unprecedented event, over a half dozen ATSDs, instructional designers, and specialists from around the University provided over 50 hours of live training covering general Canvas LMS usage, how to communicate with students using various online tools, tips and strategies of asynchronous and synchronous online teaching, and, of course, the essential features of Zoom. In addition, several hours of more training were provided to staff to make the transition to working remotely a successful one.

We know it has been a lot of information to absorb, but don’t worry – You will survive! If you missed any of the training sessions, recordings will be posted soon. Until then, we hope you enjoy this video that is an ode to your struggles.


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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist and Trainer for OIT. Since 1996, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through managing the SMU STAR Program and now as part of OIT's Customer Service Team. In his free time, Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family.