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Online Teaching

In light of the restrictions and cancellations placed on face-to-face learning during this time, the C&T team has put together some resources that may be of value to you as you prepare for online delivery of your content, classes, and programs.

You may recognize some of these resources that have been either created by or sent out from other University of Wyoming entities. Please refer to the special instructions that we’ve written for some of these resources as we relate them specifically to the needs of Extension. We hope you can utilize everything that you may need to accomplish your goals.

We advise that you focus as much as possible on delivering content that is relevant in this moment and that is do-able during social-distancing. It is essential that what we share is usable and helpful to people during this time.

As you look through these resources, you’ll notice a “UW Extension Webinar” for some topics. C&T will be offering these webinars throughout the day on Monday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 24th. The webinar schedule is listed below with Zoom links included. We highly recommend you look at the following resources in advance, then attend the webinars for a live tutorial and to troubleshoot any problems you may have. If you can’t attend, each session will be recorded and posted here.

UW Extension Webinar Schedule: Monday, March 23

UW Extension Webinar Schedule: Tuesday, March 24

Online Teaching Resources

If you would like general information for delivering online content online:

*When referring to UW IT resources, keep in mind that these were created for professors at the University who are encouraged to create courses in the WyoCourses catalog. For Extension, we DO NOT create courses in WyoCourses. Our courses go into WyoLearn which is the public-facing online course platform. If you’re interested in creating an online course, you must contact Brittney Gross (our Instructional Tech) and refer to the information we’ve included below about online course creation.

If you would like to deliver synchronous lessons:

*If you are choosing to use Zoom to deliver a live session, make sure your account doesn’t have limitations to how many participants can be in your meeting. If you’re limited to 40 participants or less, there is a request page for large zoom meetings: Zoom Request Page

If you would like to record lectures to post online:
Recording Content Tutorial Notes (pdf)

*When recording lectures, it is best practice to limit recordings to 15 minutes (5-10 minutes is really best). Anything longer than this will really stretch your audience’s attention span and engagement. If you need to record for more than 15 minutes, we recommend making multiple, shorter recordings based on individual topics.

If you would like to upload any content online:

*If using Facebook Live, we recommend being “live” for 10+ minutes and not limit it to 15 like you might for a lecture. 15-20 minutes is the most common recommendation. Although, you can go for much longer. The longer you broadcast, the better the odds someone might stumble upon it. Also, be sure to advertise ahead of the event. Contact Karen Allison for 4-H graphics and Tanya Engel for general questions.

If you would like to create an online course in WyoLearn:
If you would like information on Best Practices for Teaching Online:

Additional Resources

Additional resources we’d like to share:

We are here to help! The C&T Team is here to offer our support as you all transition your content delivery to an online format. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

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