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Fri 19 Mar, Fri 26 Mar 2021
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Venue: UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4

Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills


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Collaboration Tools: Microsoft Teams - Virtual Train the Trainer (Live Online using MS Teams)
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Fri 19 Mar, Fri 26 Mar 2021

Description

Are you new to teaching online? It is natural to feel apprehensive of this mode of delivery, virtual training has an additional skill set to those in a classroom based situation, and though your existing training skills remain essential, there is another layer of technical expertise to master.

This online virtual workshop will help build your confidence delivering training sessions and give you an opportunity to practice and to receive feedback from other trainers. The emphasis of the course is not about the method and practice of teaching as an academic subject or theoretical concept, this is a hands-on workshop where you can practice in a safe environment.

Before the workshop session, you must create an activity or convert one of your existing courses to an online version, and be prepared to present a 15-20 minute session. You will need to demonstrate that you have thought through and manged the pre-course bookings, communications and activities as well as competence using an online delivery tool.

The workshop will be friendly and supportive with a maximum of three participants. You must have Teams installed on your computer to participate.

  • Session 1 is optional for those who are unfamiliar with the Teams application to receive basic hands on training.
  • Session 2 is guidance concerning the management of a successful online training event.
  • Session 3 is the peer-reviewed workshop, you will both teach a session and review the other instructors.

Though this is an informal training session you may like to review the competences required to achieve certification by CompTIA

If you book:

  • You should have Teams installed on your local computer, but you could deliver your course using a different tool such as Zoom, but no instruction using different tools is given.
  • You will need a webcam and a mic.
  • Add the event to your calendar by following the link in your booking confirmation email and click Add to Calendar.
  • Install the Microsoft Teams app. (It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser).
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • If you are using Hermes for your email you will not be able to create a meeting or Breakout Rooms.
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session.
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown
  • Do contact your instructor beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup or you have any questions.
Target audience

Any member of the University, staff or students.

Prerequisites

Ideally some experience teaching or demonstrating on courses, but if you are considering lecturing and have no experience please do enrol.

Sessions

Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 19 Mar   09:00 - 10:00 * 09:00 - 10:00 * UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4 Lynn Foot
2 Fri 19 Mar   10:30 - 13:00 10:30 - 13:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4 Lynn Foot
3 Fri 26 Mar   10:30 - 13:00 10:30 - 13:00 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 4 Lynn Foot
* Optional session.
Objectives

Skills to consider demonstrating include:

  • Manage pre-course communications with learners (for example, course confirmation, description, prerequisites, system check, support/helpdesk information, download instructions for materials).
  • Ensure that learning-related tools and equipment are properly set-up and working and verify that all learner exercises can be completed as intended (for example, hands on practice, online systems).
  • Prepare contingency plans for unique class events (for example, loss of connection and some users not able to view materials).
  • Switch seamlessly between exercises on screen (e.g. moving from instructor control to learner control, from slides to sharing application).
  • Stimulate interest and enhance learner understanding through appropriate examples, demonstrations, media clips, slides, anecdotes, stories, analogies and humour.
  • Handle platform issues without dwelling on the inherent limitations or negatives of the platform.
  • Establish a learning environment free of bias, favouritism, and criticism.
  • Facilitate group dynamics in a positive way, including encouraging interactions that are respectful of individuals and redirecting unproductive digressions.
  • Handle learner disruptions as discreetly as possible, e.g. muting the participant's mic.
  • Use a variety of types and levels of questions to challenge learners, involve them and monitor their progress.
  • Alternate demo and practice, and a final activity integrating tasks.
  • Continually assesses learners through observation, questions, and learner responses or remarks.
Format

Instructor-led workshop.

System requirements
  • Installed Microsoft Teams app
  • If you can't install the Teams app you can use a Web Browser
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session
  • A link to the online meeting will be sent in your booking confirmation email and event reminders
  • The course will start promptly at the time shown below but will be open up to 30 minutes beforehand should you wish to check your audio and visual setup. Using a webcam is optional but using one will give you a better learning experience.
  • Your computer set up may be different to others on the course and there are small variations when using different operating systems. It is helpful to keep the instructor informed of the system that you are using.
Duration
  • Session 1 is optional for those who are unfamiliar with the Teams application to receive basic hands on training.
  • Session 2 is guidance concerning the management of a successful online training event.
  • Session 3 is the peer-reviewed workshop, you will both teach a session and review the other instructors.
Frequency

Ongoing to meet demand.


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