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.
Sync training and webinars
Several units across ASU offer training and webinars. These topics include:
Teaching and learning
- Sync teaching strategies
- Cultural responsiveness
- International student support
- Active learning
- Managing high-enrollment courses
- Assessing remotely
- Instructor presence
- Building community
- Course design
- Teaching and the ASU Library
- Google for Education
- Blackboard Ally for accessibility
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.
Individualized Faculty Support
Learning Experience Designers will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to meet with faculty one-on-one to assist with any questions related to course design, how to use technology tools for teaching and how to adapt course(s) to Sync.
NOTE: These individualized meetings 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.
Sync OnDemand Training Modules
The following are a list of on-demand, self-paced Canvas training modules to support teaching in Sync.
ASU Sync Active Learning
In this module, you will learn effective active learning strategies in a digitally enhanced classroom that provides both a sense of community and the benefits of the synchronicity that comes with being in the same learning space at the same time.
ASU Sync Assessment
In this module, you will consider assessment strategies that optimize the achievement of learning outcomes and learn how to create better tests, and how to decrease the likelihood of cheating by using
ASU Sync Classroom Management
In this module, you will explore strategies, technologies, and logistics for managing the Sync classroom to strategically balance both remote and in-person participation.
ASU Sync Course Planning
In this module, you will decide which components of your course will be delivered in Canvas and which will be taking place in real-time to make it clear to students what is happening, when it's happen
ASU Sync Creating Materials
In this module, you will take a holistic look at learning materials and their delivery: the readings, videos, and other pieces of content that teach students what they need to know in order to complet
ASU Sync Learner-Centered
In this module, you will engage with materials that may help you begin to frame the task at hand: helping all of your students -- including nontraditional, international, and differently-abled learner
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.