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Online Icebreakers

Icebreakers are short activities, usually at the beginning of the semester, that provide an opportunity for students to get to know each other and begin forming a community.  Icebreakers range from simple questions, course-related...

Learning Canvas – Student Guides

  Guide for students on how to use Canvas is available in this shared Google Folder (must acces with pratt.edu email account):   Getting Started with Canvas for Students intro video is available here....

Guide to Online Learning – For Students

Guide to Online Learning for Students Pratt Institute 1. Get Comfortable with Necessary Technology To start, find out:  What technologies are my classes using? Check your syllabus for details or ask your instructor. Do...

Hybrid Course Design

A new challenge is facing our faculty this fall: how to engage students in a hybrid-online course.  See the recommendations by Beth McMurtrie below. Design a fully online class and think of the in-person...

How to help students thrive in times of trauma

Here is a useful article that talks about supporting students at a time of trauma. Access the full article “Leveraging the Neuroscience of Now” To download the infographic as a PDF by click on...

Diane Cohen: Community-Building

Our CTL colleague, Diane Cohen, teaches in the IEP, HMS, and WAC departments here at Pratt and has been with the Center for Teaching and Learning as part of the Resilient Teaching Online series...

Online Teaching Practices – Pratt’s IEP Program

Thank you to our IEP Colleagues for sharing this wonderful and comprehensive guide to Online Teaching Practices: Connected Pedagogies for a Fractured Word.

Delivering High Quality Instruction Online

Check out this wonderful resource: Faculty Playbook: Delivering High Quality Instruction Online, in response to Covid-19. This resource guide includes topics on: Equity Course Design Principles Course Components Course Management and more…

Summer Support for Pratt Faculty

Dear colleagues,  The Pratt CTL is committed to supporting your journey into online or hybrid teaching in the following two ways.  Learning Canvas  Beginning on Wednesday, July 8 you will have the opportunity to...

Considering Accessibility Through UDL

Ever a rich topic at the CTL, we’re happy to think about the accessibility of our class discussions, places for participation, and resources even more as we consider our online spaces. Below is link...

QM Remote Teaching Checklist

QM (or Quality Matters) is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting their community in learning about the online course design.  Their mission is defining and maintaining quality assurance in online learning. In this post...

Flexibility & Firmness in Online Teaching

In this post, we are sharing some resources on the following topic: how can I stay flexible yet firm in my online teaching? Access the slides on Google Drive here.