Date

Task

Website or Notes

  Request my Canvas Course site www.udel.edu/canvas
  Set up my MyUD page to get easy access to all of my most-used web services my.udel.edu
  Check out the UD syllabus template to easily create my course syllabi https://ctal.udel.edu/syllabus-template/
  Incorporate Library resources and permalinks into my course. https://library.udel.edu/ris/ 
  Request a Library instruction session or consult with a librarian about my course. https://library.udel.edu/instruction/ 
  Request a recording of my course with UD Capture, UD’s classroom recording system. https://sites.udel.edu/ats/udcapture/
  Get free access to video conferencing software and video studios. https://sites.udel.edu/ats/conferencing/
  Get instructor kit for using iclicker, UD’s student response system. ats.udel.edu/clickers
  Download/print my class roster from UDSIS and other Registrar functions. http://www1.udel.edu/registrar/faculty_staff/roster.html
  For Twitter users, follow…
Faculty Commons: @UDFaculty, CTAL: @UD_CTAL, Library: @UDLibrary
 
  Schedule a classroom observation with CTAL to get feedback on my teaching https://ctal.udel.edu/services/
  Review FERPA rules and responsibilities to ensure the confidentiality of student course information http://www1.udel.edu/registrar/policies-procedures/ferpa-summary.html
  Prepare for a successful first day of class that isn’t just “Syllabus Day” https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1498-the-absolute-worst-way-to-start-the-semester
  Go to my classroom(s) prior to the first day and make sure the tech I need is there; double check with UMS if I have questions https://sites.udel.edu/it-ums/classroom-list-2-2/
  Put together a short “getting to know you” quiz or survey for my students; add questions about prior knowledge and experiences Consider questions about skills like writing, technology, or statistics. Also consider questions about comfort speaking in front of groups, note taking, etc…
  Reserve time in the self-service studios to record video content in case I am sick or there is inclement weather. https://sites.udel.edu/ats/conferencing/self-service/
  Review my student learning outcomes and make sure I can explain them clearly to students on the first day  
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