New Contract Instructor Orientation Fall 2021

If you’re a contract instructor who will be teaching an online or distance course this fall, we are here to help you! Whether you’re getting ready to teach your first course at Carleton, or if you’re returning after a break, you undoubtedly have questions about policies and procedures, teaching tips, and educational technology, especially in light of the ongoing pandemic and the university’s move to online teaching.

Our new orientation will have two parts.

Part One (*now viewable*) will be online and asynchronous, and it includes a series of screen capture recordings and supporting materials that you can consult, at your convenience, in the online environment. We ask that you take some time between now and the live synchronous session to review those materials and prepare questions.

Part Two will be online and synchronous (two options: Wednesday, Aug. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 17, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.), with registrants and hosts gathering via Zoom to do some brief introductions and then take your questions relative to the online resources and/or other areas participants wish to discuss. We will have representatives from TLS and other departments on campus on hand to help answer your questions. The link and password for this session will be emailed to you separately, closer to the date.

  • Slides (with updated links)

Space in all live Q&A sessions over Zoom is limited, so please be sure to register in advance.