Teaching in ASU Sync
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24/7 support from the ASU Experience Center

The ASU Experience Center is open 24/7, 365 days a year. If you have questions or need support, get in touch now.

To support ASU’s continued efforts to improve learning for all students, UTO, EdPlus, and colleges and schools across the university are collaborating under the leadership of the Office of the University Provost to provide instructors with personalized professional learning opportunities to enhance remote teaching through ASU Sync.

These resources provide faculty support through organizing and customizing professional learning based on pedagogical interests, level of technology experience and subject matter to meet the specific needs of the students.

24/7 support from the ASU Experience Center

The ASU Experience Center is open 24/7, 365 days a year. If you have questions or need support, get in touch now.

Register for Sync Essentials

This 60-minute webinar offers an overview of Sync essentials and introduces you to a series of self-paced modules and additional training opportunities, that provide ideas and resources for successful teaching and learning this Fall. 

  • Sync Classroom Technology Overview (Zoom in the classroom)

  • Getting started with the Digital Backpack (Zoom, Slack, G-Suite, Dropbox)

  • Student communication strategies (classroom management, student success)

  • Introduction to new Learning technologies (Voicethread, Playposit, Yellowdig)

  • Teaching and learning resources (active learning, redesigning assessment, and material selection)

NOTE: This webinar introduces the essential elements of Sync and connects you with additional training and resources for the fall. It does not provide technical specifics involved with all courses.

Tuesday, July 21st - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 23rd - 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Monday, July 27th- 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29th - 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, August 3rd 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 5th - 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Monday, August 10th - 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 12th - 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18th - 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 20th - 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Monday, August 24th - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 26th - 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Take a 2-week deep dive on teaching Sync

In this workshop, we will provide you with ideas and resources for teaching and learning in 2020–2021. Taught in Canvas, this two-week workshop covers topics including:

  • Student success (including cultural responsiveness and inclusive practices)
  • Accessibility
  • Reviewing your course with a Sync mindset
  • Assessment strategies
  • Active learning approaches
  • Creating media

You will receive a link to access the Sync Workshop in Canvas before the workshop begins.

NOTE: This is not a workshop on the technical aspects of building courses in the Canvas learning management system. Other workshops offered through UTO are available to develop your skills in this area.

Session II begins July 13, 2020.
Register for Session II 

Sync training and webinars

Several units across ASU will offer training and webinars throughout June and July. These topics include:

Teaching and Learning

  • Sync teaching strategies
  • Accessibility
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • International student support
  • Active learning
  • Managing high-enrollment courses
  • Assessing remotely
  • Instructor presence
  • Building community
  • Course design
  • Teaching and the ASU Library

Technology Training

  • Zoom
  • Canvas
  • Slack
  • Google for Education
  • Yellowdig
  • Proctoring
  • Blackboard Ally for accessibility
  • Screencast-O-Matic
  • MediaAMP

View the full list of topics, dates, times and registration instructions for these webinars by clicking on the events listed in the ASU Teaching and Learning Workshops and Training Sessions calendar.

Virtual office hours

Instructional designers will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to assist with any questions related to course design, how to use technology tools for teaching and how to adapt your course to Sync.Click here to enter Sync office hours.

NOTE: These office hours are not for technical issues or assistance. The ASU Experience Center is open 24/7, 365 days a year for technical support. Get in touch now.

Plan your class with tools and templates.

The ASU instructional design community has created a set of vetted resources as an essential toolkit for quality online course development and delivery. 

ASU Sync Toolkit

The ASU Sync Toolkit addresses common questions that arise in the transition to online, synchronous teaching, including communications to students, learning design and student assessment.

View the toolkit

Teach Online

Teach Online is a curated set of resources from ASU Online that includes actionable steps and an overall strategy to the rapid development of online course materials, activities and assessments.

View resources

Designing in Canvas?

This on-demand, self-directed course gives a basic introduction to Canvas, including how to build a course and how to use Canvas with your students.

We have created a basic template for your Canvas course that will automatically add resources for your students and links to Sync teaching resources for you. It is available in the ASU Canvas Commons if you are already logged in to Canvas or by searching “ASU Sync Course Template.”

Teaching Commons

This Canvas-based resource is a collection of teaching materials from across all the colleges and administrative units. It shares teaching and learning best practices and innovations so that faculty can benefit from work created across the university. Topics include teacher-student interactions, designing assessments and conducting class discussions.

How to teach in ASU Sync.

ASU leverages tools like Zoom, Slack and Canvas to bring everyone together. The goal is for the experience to shine and the technology to be seamless.

Host your classes in Zoom.

Access and launch Zoom directly from My ASU. Click on your personal Zoom meeting link and then enter your ASURITE UserID. For more information, view the Zoom guide for faculty and best practices for Zoom classroom management.

Launch discussions and collaborative work in Slack.

Slack is ASU’s collaboration hub that enables real-time communication and connection in a searchable platform for learning, messaging and content sharing. Every course at ASU can have its own dedicated Slack workspace in the ASU Community. Instructors can request course workspaces here. View the Slack 101 guide to get started.

Share learning materials and collect assessments in Canvas.

ASU's Canvas learning management system makes it easy to host recorded lectures and facilitate instruction remotely, including course announcements, assignments, discussions, quizzes and exams, and grading.