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Remote Recess


Take a Break with Colleagues and Learn Something Too!

Remote Recess sessions offer an opportunity for faculty to gather online and learn something new in a low-stakes, casual, and FUN way. Each session will focus on a topic (like Panopto) and a short demo, then the facilitator will open the session to Q&A. Participants are encouraged to share tips and tricks. These sessions are designed to help you decide how and when to use certain technologies and activities.

TLED Faculty Calendar

For the latest events and training, please visit the TLED Calendar. To view only Remote Recess sessions choose the “RemoteRecess” tag to view a list of available offerings.

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The best way we can support each other is to share what we’ve learned about teaching with technology with our colleagues. Got a tip or technique you’d like to show your colleagues? Let us know!

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Spring 2024 Remote Recess Sessions

Remote Recess: Rewatch Semester Prep Sessions

Join TLED Instructional Designers, Richard Palmer and Stephanie Bogdanich, to watch recorded sessions from December on two commonly requested semester prep topics.

11:00am – 12:00pm Rewatch: Panopto: Accessing Migrated VidGrid Content & Replacing Links in Blackboard

12:00pm – 1:00pm Rewatch: Hosted Viewing: Panopto — Accessing Migrated VidGrid Content & Replacing Links in Blackboard and Blackboard Course Copy Best Practices

Register for January 9th Session

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January 9th, 2024 – 11am to 1pm

High Impact Practices Through the Lens of Academic Technology

In this informative session, we explore the intersection of High Impact Practices (HIPs) and Academic Technology, focusing on how technology can amplify these proven pedagogical strategies. Originating from extensive research, HIPs have been identified as key drivers of student success, engagement, and a sense of belonging. We will go through each of the identified High Impact Practices and our discussion will illuminate how the Office of Academic Technology offers tools and services—from video creation to virtual collaboration platforms—that can enrich these experiences. Join us to discover actionable insights for integrating technology into your teaching practices effectively.

Register for January 30th Session

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January 30th, 2024 – 11am to 12pm

Personalized Pedagogy: Designing Educational Experiences with Generative AI

Join us for an engaging and transformative session led by our faculty, Jaime Cantú. Jaime has been pioneering the use of generative AI to revolutionize how we approach teaching and learning. Through trial and error, he has achieved remarkable results with his students, demonstrating the powerful impact of personalized education. This workshop is not just about understanding the technicalities of AI; it’s an exploration of how these advancements can be seamlessly integrated into our teaching methodologies to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

Register for the February 13th Session

February 13th, 2024 – 11am to 12pm

What’s this? Adobe AI Tools

Learn about the new artificial intelligence tools integrated into the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. We will give an overview and give you time to play with the new generative AI tools you are interested in learning. Make sure you have access to your favorite Adobe CC tools before you arrive!

Register for the February 27th Session

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February 27th, 2024 – 11am to 12pm

Beam Me Up, Librarian! A Trek Through Academic Resources

Join us for an illuminating journey with a faculty librarian, revealing engineered services for faculty support. We will explore everything from information literacy to collaborative assignment creation, we will discover new ways to streamline processes and seek out specialized resources. We will boldly explore the academic frontier with state-of-the-art tools for teaching and research excellence. As we venture through this galaxy of knowledge, prepare for an experience that’s not only enlightening but will also ENGAGE.

Register for the March 19th Session

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March 19th, 2024 11am to 12pm

Panopto Advanced Features: Captioning

Join us to learn about Panopto accessibility features like captions, table of contents and video/audio playback tools.

Register for the March 26th Session

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March 26th, 2024 11am to 12pm

Transformative Inquiry: Revolutionizing Discussion Boards with Packback

Transformative Inquiry: Revolutionizing Discussion Boards with Packback” is not just a workshop; it’s a deep dive into the art of conversation in the realm of education. Led by Katie McClendon, a faculty member and instructional designer, this session explores the transformative power of the Packback platform. Katie, with her unique expertise, will guide you through a journey of understanding how dynamic, engaging discussions can reshape the landscape of online learning. This workshop is an exploration of the intersection between technology and human curiosity, delving into how we can foster environments that ignite critical thinking and passionate inquiry in students.

Register for the April 9th Session

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April 9th, 2024 11am to 12pm

Wall Street Journal Instructor Workshop

Join Jessica Wells, Academic Coordinator at the Wall Street Journal, for a 50 minute session to learn about tools and resources from WSJ that you can use to integrate trusted news into your courses. This workshop provides an overview of our Instructor Suite, including demos of WSJ Context and Assessment Tool. Activate your school-sponsored subscription before the workshop at

Register for the April 23rd session

April 23rd, 2024 – 11am to 12pm

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Remote Recess Archive

Remote Recess sessions are available to view. New recordings are uploaded within a week after a Remote Recess session.

Note: To view the archive, you’ll need to log in with your ACC credentials. Click the Remote Recess tab at the top of the page to view the archive list.

Training and Support

Teaching consultations are available to help you implement this tool into your teaching.

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Educational Technologists are available to provide training and answer questions.

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Workshops to learn about the tools available for teaching and learning are available.

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For any questions about Remote Recess, please contact Sara Schulz (