Resources for faculty teaching math courses

Tag: openlab

Getting started on the OpenLab with Model Courses (Workshop 1/26/21)

Getting started on the OpenLab with Model Courses
Tuesday, January 26th, 1:45pm-2:30pm
For faculty who want to use the OpenLab as their primary teaching platform, Model Courses provide an easy way to get started.  Designed and customized for select courses with built-in resources for distance learning.

For step-by-step instructions on cloning and customizing a model course for use in your section, take a look at the online module “Math Model Courses.”

Zoom Video of Workshop (the password for this zoom video has been distributed separately by the Math Dept):


  • Getting Started on the OpenLab
    • OpenLab usage (have you used the OL before?)
    • Resource: Teaching with the OpenLab
    • This is not the “how-to”, it’s about what it is and how to use it (there is a module for step-by-step)
  • Drop-in live help from the OpenLab Community Team Open Hours (scheduled throughout the semester)
    • Open Hours this week:
      • 1/29 (Friday), 10:00am-11:00am
      • 1/31 (Sunday), 4:00pm-5:00pm

Online Teaching Essentials

Online teaching essentials
Wed 8/12 and Wed 8/19, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm,
Facilitators: Jonas Reitz, Samar ElHitti, Bruce Kan
This 90 minute session will cover the essential elements of an online course, drawing on examples from Blackboard and the OpenLab, and will touch on resources, tools, and trainings available to help support you.


Best Practices for Distance Learning

Zoom Videos of Workshops (the password for these zoom videos has been distributed separately by the Math Dept):

Slides: Online Teaching Essentials Slides