Welcome to the Fall Quarter!

Welcome back. We hope your first week has been a good one!

The OTL is back in person along with many of you and we look forward to supporting you this academic year.
Fall term by the numbers:
Alert Level Green - Fully vaccinated faculty and students may remove their mask while actively speaking /performing at 6 feet or more distance
Thank you for all the things you are doing to keep your classrooms, yourselves, and our students safe. Want to talk more as the fall unfolds? Drop in and see us from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. M-F, or make an appointment for a 1:1 with the OTL Instructional Designers.
The OTL is Hiring!

The OTL is looking to expand our team! Please share these positions with your networks.

We are looking to hire work study students to help provide support for projects, events, and administrative tasks. Only students will be able to log-in using the link above, and they may have to search for Office of Teaching and Learning to access the job description.

The Director of Academic Assessment will provide leadership, direction, and advice for building and sustaining a robust culture of continuous improvement that supports processes for curricular renewal, academic innovation, and organizational transformation.

The Director for Inclusive Teaching Practices will provide proactive and responsive leadership, direction, and programming that advances the University of Denver's commitment to Inclusive Excellence and Inclusive Pedagogy.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
Faculty Q&A Sessions

The COVID Response Team is hosting several Faculty Q&A sessions over the next few weeks. You can join these sessions using the links below.

Wednesday, September 22, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 29, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Canvas Requirements and Upcoming Coaching Sessions

One of the new policies for fall involves the required use of DU's primary learning management system, Canvas, regardless of modality, to provide important course materials such as syllabi and assignments. We know that you are still preparing, and you don't have to have your entire course finalized immediately. The OTL has resources to help you with Canvas:

Join us for Canvas Coaching sessions throughout the fall:

Thursday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)

Monday, October 4, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
OTL Conference Room (Anderson Academic Commons 345)
Accessibility Tip

Accessibility Checker in Canvas
The Content Editor within your Canvas Pages, Assignments, and Discussions has a built-in accessibility checker. Cidi Labs Design Tools also have an option to verify accessibility within Canvas.
Teaching Resources

This tool kit provides practical steps for readying your courses, no matter the modality. From Canvas basics to hyflex considerations, and complete with worksheets to guide you, this toolkit is a great starting point for course planning.

This Knowledge Base article provides helpful tips and tricks you can use as you create pre-recorded videos, lectures, and demonstrations to enhance the asynchronous components of your course. You can also learn more about the various tools you can use to create your videos, such as Zoom and Kaltura.

This web page provides access to the robust virtual services and resources that the Libraries provide along with a host of online services and resources.