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Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:00-12:45 pm Pacific / 3:00-3:45 pm Eastern

Online via Zoom

When we do not intentionally weave opportunities for social learning and community building into the design of our online learning spaces, participants may feel siloed and alone, making it difficult to engage with learning content or peers. While it can be challenging to virtually capture the spontaneity of community-building that occurs in face-to-face classrooms and on a physical campus, there are numerous asynchronous, online avenues for cultivating community spirit.

In this session, we’ll share concrete ideas for how to implement strategies such as:

  1. Orchestrating beginning of the semester introductions in Canvas
  2. Canvas ice breakers and warm-ups to start your course/week
  3. Regular, weekly, low-stakes connection opportunities in Canvas that start in week 1 and go through the whole course

Additional Resources

Community-Building Online: An Introduction, with Examples from Middlebury blog post

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