MicroCourse 2 — Adapting Instruction — July 8

MicroCourse 2 – Online Teaching Fundamentals – Adapting Instruction in Times of Crisis – Understanding Students’ Needs

Date(s): Wednesday, July 8 from 2-3 pm

This MicroCourse will cover community, connecting and routines, and flexibility in assessment.

Facilitator: Victoria Surtees, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Internationalization


This course is part of the Online Teaching Fundamentals MicroCourses series. The primary objective of these MicroCourses is the pedagogy and teaching methodology of online tools and how they can be used to:

  • Achieve learning objectives
  • Promote student engagement
  • Collaborate among peers and instructors
  • Creative easy-to-navigate course design
  • Assess student learning
  • Offer support to students
  • Create an online learning community.

Additionally, we will explore the essentials of the online myClass (Blackboard) tools.

Each MicroCourse will be delivered through a one-hour in-person (synchronous) session with additional myClass (Blackboard) resources and asynchronous activities. These asynchronous activities will take approximately one hour per course. All synchronous sessions will be recorded for reference within the myClass (Blackboard) course. The MicroCourses are designed similar to other online courses you may have completed through Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning), or Mentor Commons.

Feedback will be provided to participants by course facilitators or peers. Participants may be required to create a shared-activity, learning object, or assessment to complete the MicroCourse and receive a credential.

All MicroCourses will be open to UFV faculty, instructors, peer mentors, and guest faculty.

Feedback will be on a facilitator and peer feedback basis. Participants must create an activity, ILO, or assessment to complete the MicroCourse and receive a credential.

Each MicroCourse will reside in its own Blackboard course shell. Faculty will be required to self enroll for each course.


For more information, contact Leah Lyon at tlcevents@ufv.ca