Overview

Faculty will prepare interactive elements for the virtual class portion of the course. These serve as opportunities for faculty and participants to engage with each other and reinforce learning during the class.  Watch a short explainer video on designing your class experience.

Expectations

When it comes to interactive elements, NTEN Faculty has creative license, with a few requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 interactions is required per class, with no more than 6.
  • The 3 minimum interactions work best if they are spaced out evenly during the class, about every 30 minutes.
  • Insert placeholder slides consistent with the slide theme for interactive elements. It’s important to make sure these are easily identified visually.
  • Outline interactive elements with slide numbers in the course materials inventory.
  • Interactive elements are available to mix it by using the following formats.
    • Polls — short Q&A
    • Videos Clips — Less than 5 min in length
    • Audio Clips — Less than 5 minutes in length
    • Community Chat — Can be used for long form Q&A
    • Stretch breaks — a fun way to make the virtual class feel a little less “virtual”
  • Insert placeholder slides consistent with the slide theme for interactive elements. It’s important to make sure these are easily identified visually.
  • Keep in mind longer format audio and video can be used as a part of the course pre-work module.

Pitfalls to avoid

  • If using URLs pointing to content, make sure they are not behind a pay wall, or email opt-in.
  • Make sure copyrighted content you’re using falls under Fair Use.