March 2020 Archives

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The Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research (CTAAR) invites you to attend a new virtual workshop, "Options for Giving your Remote Final Exam" on Friday April 10th from 10am-11am.

In this workshop we will explore some technological options available at Rutgers, including Canvas, Akindi, Respondus, and ProctorTrack. We will also review practical and policy considerations given academic integrity concerns and the technological limitations of remote instruction. We will provide space for you to ask questions and share solutions.

Please RSVP so we can send advance materials, announcements, and WebEx connection details:

 ** While this session is over, you can obtain a copy of the video by emailing **

One of the difficulties as faculty transition to a remote learning environment can be how they ascertain how students are doing within the class. They are no longer able to rely heavily on face to face interactions and may need other ways to understand and assess student learning and engagement. Learning analytics can provide additional information for faculty to mitigate this difficulty. They can be a way to look under the hood, see, and begin to understand the struggles students are encountering in the course. 

CTAAR is offering a virtual session on March 30th, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm on Canvas Analytics and how they can be utilized by instructors to understand how students are doing in their classes and take actions as needed. 

Please register online and the WebEx link for the session will be sent via email the morning of the session. 

** While this session is over, you can obtain a copy of the video by emailing **

The "CTAAR Remote Teaching Community" Canvas site allows the Rutgers community to share remote teaching tips and suggestions, discuss what is working, and ask questions about ongoing needs or concerns. The Rutgers community can view these discussions and resources at and "join" the Canvas course to contribute.

All Rutgers faculty and instructors are welcome to join.

The Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology office has scheduled an additional series of live webinars (recordings will be available afterwards) to assist faculty with quickly coming up to speed when teaching online. 

To participate, go to the event registration page

Webinar Schedule (Monday, March 16th)

Session A 10am-11am

  • Intro to Google Colaboratory
  • Intro to Online Teaching
  • Showcase: Canvas Tools for Student Engagement

Session B 1pm-2pm

  • Alternative Assessment: Beyond Exams
  • How to Use MERLOT Like a Pro: For Free!
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Teaching: Considerations and Best Practices

Session C 2pm-3pm

  • Engaging Students Online Using BigBlueButton/Conferences
  • Using Proctortrack for Your Online Assessments
  • Utilizing Canvas Analytics to Support Student Success

Session D 3pm-4pm

  • Best Practices for Lecture Capture
  • Creating Accessible Content: Images, Documents, and Videos
  • Roundtable on Game Resources at Rutgers?

Each session will be recorded and posted on the website.

Rutgers Teaching and Learning With Technology (TLT) is actively working to ensure learning continuity as we face this evolving COVID-19 situation, and has made several resources available:

Additionally, CTAAR provides access to the extensive Magna Publications library of teaching resources, which include several newsletter articles and videos on subjects relevant to online teaching. Please refer to the information about how to access the Magna resources

Please note: As of 3/11/20, all remaining TAP: Teaching with Technology workshops will be canceled for the rest of the Spring, 2020 semester. 

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