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Spring 2020

Feedback as Dialogue

As you get further into your semester, consider how these newly altered online classes can still allow for rich feedback experiences for your students––experiences that feel more like a dialogue (student+teacher, or even student+student)...

Resilience and Wellbeing Resources

Pratt’s Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to supporting faculty so they can more intentionally integrate wellbeing practices into classroom and studio content, activities, and assignments.  Participants from our COMPOSE project, and WelCoMe...

Faculty supporting student wellbeing and mental health

In this post we are sharing a Faculty resource for creating a culture of caring: Practical Approaches to Support Student Wellbeing and Mental Health (a brochure created by Active Minds). Here are some of...

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...

Safeguarding Equity AAC&U Webinar Highlights

In this post we are sharing highlights from ‘Safeguarding Quality, Equity, and Inclusion as Learning Moves Online‘ webinar by AAC&U, which took place on 3/27/20’ Access webinar slides and resources here. Consider these ‘short term’...

How Faculty Can Support Students during Social Isolation

Faculty play an important role in the lives of college students. There is much stress and anxiety that faculty need to manage. In this webinar, JED’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sofia B. Pertuz,...

Pratt LMS and Big Blue Button Tutorials and Webinars

This document includes a number of video and text tutorials about Pratt LMS and Big Blue Button (BBB) Classroom. Recorded webinar with Q&A session for LMS and Big Blue Button Classroom that addresses how to create...

Coping with Coronavirus – Guide for Faculty

In this post, we are sharing with you a publication by The Chronicle of Higher Education, titled: Coping with Coronavirus: How faculty members can support students in traumatic times.

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.

Discussion Forum on the LMS/Moodle Tutorial

Here is a quick tutorial video on how to create and utilize the discussion forum features on our Moodle/LMS. For additional tutorials, check this page (be sure to sign on with your Pratt.edu email)...

Stay Mentally Strong

According to VIA (Institute on Character), ‘focusing on your greatest qualities, and those of others, can help you feel more in control and centered during major life changes. Research shows that using your strengths in...