The resources on this page are still available to you. But, the Center has been renamed – The Teaching and Learning Initiative, or TLI. To find resources from TLI, you can log in to the TLI course design workshop at
or go to the TLI community web site (cws) at https://moodle.hampshire.edu/course/view.php?id=7413
Bard has put up a page with types of activities – some they can do on their own, others they can do with other students; some are about building community. There are asynchronous and synchronous activities; smaller assignments and end of term projects. They are creative and engaging.
Hello All – Hampshire IT has created a community website with resources, how-to’s, a discussion forum, and more. You can log in with your Hampshire login at cws.hampshire.edu. Look for the site called “Emergency preparation for ad-hoc remote teaching and learning” Your first time logging in you will be asked to self-enroll. Just follow the prompts!
Click here for upcoming events and workshops
GIS Librarian Becky Seifried will be leading a crash course on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the Humanities and Fine Arts at DuBois Library. The workshop is meant for both students and faculty. For more information on the November 4th workshop, go to https://libcal.library.umass.edu/event/5858392.
Announcing Our Student Fellowship Mixer!
Happy October from 5CollBL/DH! We’re excited to share the news of this year’s Student Fellowship Mixer. We welcome faculty working in DH and undergraduate students in the Five Colleges curious about our 2019-2020 Digital Humanities Fellowship to come mingle and learn about what the fellowship program has to offer. The mixer is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Five Colleges, Inc. (97 Spring St, Amherst). Please share widely in your circles and with any undergraduate students in the Five Colleges you think might be interested in attending.
The Chronicle has published a guide to help you reach all students. It can be found here.
We are sure you will find something useful in the guide regardless of your current teaching strategies!
This self directed guide for course design by L. Dee Fink is excerpted from his his book “Creating Significant Learning Experiences,” which you can read online. The guide has a fair amount of background that makes a case for backwards design. Toward the back of the guide there are worksheets to help you plan your course in a way that keeps your learning goals, teaching and learning activities, and your assessment aligned.
A brief video from the Chronicle of Higher Education for the minutes before class:
1) Chat with students
2) Post the agenda
3) Create wonder
These tips are taken from “Small Changes in Teaching” by James Lang. There are more tips and info here.