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Teaching Asynchronously: Tips and tricks for effective, engaging recorded lectures

Categories: Education

We hope you’ll join us for the final TLAS session of 2021, “Teaching Asynchronously: Tips and Tricks for Effective, Engaging Recorded Lectures,” presented by Dr. Adrienne Salentiny on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at noon (central time). This session will be streamed on Zoom and recorded for later viewing. You can join the session via Zoom […]

TLAS Corner: Reset attention, increase learner success with active lecture strategies

Categories: Education

It’s been almost five years since Dr. Richard Van Eck first shared his 5 Levels of Active Learning (AL) in a previous newsletter. Since then, we have revisited concepts these through several workshops and consultations centered around active learning. Evidence for the benefits of AL continues to grow and it has become clear that any […]

Zoom water cooler again on Sept. 25!

Categories: Events

The SMHS is hosting its SECOND Zoom to the Water Cooler event online for any and all faculty and staff interested on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at 3 p.m. (CST). This month’s topic:  fitness and wellness with special guest UND WorkWell Coordinator Andria Spaeth. Here’s the process: On Friday, Sept. 25, follow the Zoom link provided below A brief description of the event […]

“Active lectures for online teaching” presentation Sept. 17

Categories: Education

In the spring, faculty had to quickly adapt courses to an online format. It can be difficult to use preferred face-to-face teaching strategies in Zoom, and many faculty find themselves stuck in a lecturing rut. But lectures can still thrive with the addition of Active Learning (AL)—even online! Learn how at the next Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) […]

“Zoom to the Water Cooler” with SMHS on Aug. 14

Categories: Events

Do you miss bumping into colleagues at Café 1905? Do you long for the days of coming up with helpful ideas for either the SMHS or UND with friends by interacting in spontaneous ways outside the Center for Rural Health suite or Simulation Center? Let’s try to capture at least some of that atmosphere again! […]

From the Dean: No going back

Categories: From the Dean

The growth of virtual rather than face-to-face communications and interactions occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic continues at a dizzying pace. Recently I was talking with the developer of a software product that is able to analyze millions of patient records and use artificial intelligence to develop improved patient management strategies. He recounted a recent event […]

Zoom tips, backgrounds

Categories: News

We’re all using Zoom quite a bit more these days. So in addition to the Education Resources tips on effective “Zooming,” please consider the following: Zoom backgrounds UND and our medical media team have made a handful of Zoom backgrounds available if you wish to jazz up your meetings and/or promote the University in an […]

Put some vroom in your Zoom April 7

Categories: Education

We’ve all been in more Zoom sessions than we can count by now, so there’s no mystery in connecting with others through Zoom for meetings and discussion. But that doesn’t mean we’re all experts or that we’re using Zoom for maximum benefit. What’s the most efficient way to schedule meetings and send out invitations? What […]

Remote access when working from home

Categories: News

With the spread of COVID-19, most SMHS faculty and staff are now working from home. As such, our Information Resources team has developed a remote access web page to connect you to all the remote apps you might need, including Bomgar, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. Instructions for setting up a VPN on your home machine […]

McLean to speak on psychosocial impact of pandemics on March 12

Categories: Education, Events

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Andrew J. McLean, M.D., M.P.H., will give a presentation entitled “Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters: Assisting Community Leaders (with annotations for pandemics).” The talk will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central Time), and can be viewed via Zoom by registering here. Dr. McLean is Chair of the Department of […]