MicroCourse 6 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Synchronous Teaching

Date(s): Thursday, May 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Micro6 – Virtual Synchronous Teaching

This course is designed to help prepare you to teach online in real-time (synchronously).  We will explore how the instructor can prepare for success, flip the virtual classroom, and engage students during live sessions.  To demonstrate the techniques and objectives, this course will be delivered live / real-time (synchronously) during the scheduled time. 

Facilitator: Dugg Steary, Learning Designer

This course is part of the Online Teaching Fundamentals MicroCourses series. The primary objective of these MicroCourses is the pedagogy and teaching methodology of online tools and how they can be used to:

  • Achieve learning objectives
  • Promote student engagement
  • Collaborate among peers and instructors
  • Creative easy-to-navigate course design
  • Assess student learning
  • Offer support to students
  • Create an online learning community

Additionally, we will explore the essentials of the online myClass (Blackboard) tools. 

Each MicroCourse will be delivered through a one-hour in-person (synchronous) session with additional myClass (Blackboard) resources and asynchronous activities.  These asynchronous activities will take approximately one hour per course.  All synchronous sessions will be recorded for reference within the myClass (Blackboard) course.  The MicroCourses are designed similar to other online courses you may have completed through Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning), or Mentor Commons.

Feedback will be provided to participants by course facilitators or peers.  Participants may be required to create a shared-activity, learning object, or assessment to complete the MicroCourse and receive a credential.

All MicroCourses will be open to UFV faculty, instructors, peer mentors and guest faculty. 

Course Access
Each MicroCourse has a separate myClass (Blackboard) course with support materials and resources. Participants will need access to UFV myClass (Blackboard) to complete course requirements.  Participants will be enrolled within each MicroCourse after registration or through self-enrollment.

Self Enroll Registration for each MicroCourse in the series: Self-enroll instructions and How to Video 

Information: https://tinyurl.com/ufvtlconlineteaching 

If you are having any problems self-enrolling for any of these MicroCourses  please email: asktlc@ufv.ca or call 604-504-7441 ext 4546


These MicroCourses are ongoing, with synchronous dates and times scheduled weekly – see schedule below


Micro1  Course Organization (Blackboard Essentials) – May 19 – 11am / June 9 – 11am

Micro2  Adapting Instruction – May 6 – 2pm / May 12 – 11am  / May 26 – 11am / June 2 – 11am / June 10 – 2pm

Micro3  Assessments – May 7 – 2pm / May 15 – 11am / May 21 – 2pm

Micro4  Discussion ForumMay 13 – 11am / May 19 – 2pm / May 27 – 11am / June 10 – 11am

Micro5  Course Videos – May 7 – 11am / May 20 – 11am / May 21 – 11am

Micro6  Synchronous Teaching –  May 12 – 2pm / May 14 – 11am / May 26 – 2pm / May 28 – 11am / June 2 – 2pm / June 4 – 2pm

Micro7  Inclusivity Online  May 14 – 2pm / May 28 – 2pm / June 11 – 2pm

New – Micro8  Managing Your Online Course May 25 – 11am /  June 1 – 11am / June 8 – 11am

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MicroCourse 6 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Synchronous Teaching
Date(s): Thursday, May 14
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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