Getting Started

Getting Started with Asynchronous Activities

Review this interactive infographic to get started on implementing more asynchronous activities in your class!

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Activities

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

Explore the two basic formats of online learning: synchronous and asynchronous as well as the advantages and challenges of different types of assignments using these modalities 

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

Calculating Student Workload

Review student time estimates of common course tasks to help you determine student workload for your course. 

Calculating Student Workload

Synchronous

One-Minute Paper Reflection Activity

The one-minute paper is an instructional strategy that uses a short writing task to assess learner understanding of course material. It is usually assigned with an open-ended question(s) in the last 5 – 10 minutes of class.

One-Minute Paper Reflection Activity

Designing an Engaging Activity Online Workshop

This presentation describes the steps to design an active learning (AL) activity in the online and in-person classroom. 

WS2 Design an Engaging Activity Online Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only. 

Jeopardy Slide Template 

Use these PowerPoint templates to create a game of Jeopardy with your course content. 

https://slidelizard.com/en/blog/jeopardy-powerpoint-template

https://www.slidescarnival.com/jeopardy-free-presentation-template/11277

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies 

Switch up your discussion formats by exploring higher prep, lower prep, and ongoing strategies to kickstart class discussions. 

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies 

Tool Comparison Table

Not sure which synchronous activity platform to use in your class? This website is intended to help you select the best tool for your class. Descriptions, account and log-in information, and support links are provided for all.

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Online Activities

Explainer Video Activity

This handout by Adobe provides the steps for planning and creating an explainer video assignment. The handout includes a guided process where students can write down their ideas and plan out the different aspects of their video assignment.

Explainer Video Activity

Online Curation

This article defines online curation and provides resources for implementing this activity in your classroom. 

Online Curation

Group Work

Effective Group Work Online Workshop

This presentation highlights the importance of group work in teaching as well as lists challenges and potential solutions for teachers to apply in their respective contexts. 

WS4- Effective Group Work Online Link currently available to John Abbott College employees only. 

How can Understanding Group Dynamics Lead to Better Group Work?

How can Understanding Group Dynamics Lead to Better Group Work? 

In this 20-Minute Mentor video, discover free resources that benefit group dynamics and improve successful group work. 

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How can I make Online Group Projects more Effective?

How can I make Online Group Projects more Effective?

In this 20-Minute Mentor video, learn methods for enhancing student satisfaction with online group work. 

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Group Work Online-Making it Work for Students

This guide introduces group work as fundamental to online learning and provides practical tips to implement effective group work in the online classroom. 

Group Work Online-Making it Work for Students

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