As the University of Iowa moves most classes to a virtual format, there are a variety of resources to help teaching assistants navigate this process. Learn more about the University's news on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Grad Success team hosted a series of webinars about transitioning to online teaching. Check out each video below or accessed them through our UI Capture site.
You can create groups in ICON for student to do group projects, assignments, or discussions.
Group sets house the different groups in a course so that you can have different groupings of students for different parts of the course.
Group discussions boards can be more effective that whole class discussions and students tend to feel more ownership over them.
Modules can help keep content, assignments, discussions, and more organized in your ICON course
UI Technology Resources
Instructional technology tools help support and enhance teaching and learning at the UI. OTLT provides best practices and resources for how to implement tech tools into a course. Learn more about upcoming webinars and training.
Use UI Capture to record your screen, make video lectures, or post recorded Zoom meetings.
Access university Wi-Fi from your car in parking lots at different locations
UI Student Support Resources
Learn the basics of the Zoom web conference software available through the University of Iowa
Brief (10 min) overview of how to use Zoom from UI Professor Beth Livingston
Overview of the process of joining a meeting (can be a good resource to share with students)
Share a PowerPoint or software application to allow your students to see what’s on your screen
Split students into small web-conference groups within a Zoom meeting
Use polls to take the temperature of the room and get check for student understanding
Use whiteboards like you do in the classroom – work problems, brainstorm, and collaborate
Use the waiting room for Zoom office hours to help manage students