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Aligning Instructional Strategies with Zoom – Option 2 (3 week short course)

October 19, 2020


October 19 – November 8


You may have used Zoom as the quickest way to record a lecture or try to replicate a synchronous discussion. Now is the time to reflect and identify the instructional objective first and consider the best tool for the job. By the end of this threeweek course you will be able to identify and apply instructional strategies that utilize Zoom tools to enhance your course and student learning. You will be provided with Zoom tools (including breakout rooms, recording lectures, polls, and chat) and corresponding effective practice instructional strategies – when and why you might select these practices. 

Introduction Video from the Instructor

Course Learning Objectives 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and align at least one instructional strategy with one of the tools (including breakout rooms, recording lectures, polls, and chat) within Zoom as part of your course.  
  • Select and implement one of the tools within Zoom as part of your instructional strategies in your course. 

Technical Skill Requirements

  • Use a web browser
  • Create, save and upload Word documents  
  • Navigate Microsoft Windows  
  • Create and send an email using your Minnesota State account  
  • Evaluate and decide whether or not to use OneDrive  
  • Perform basic tasks associated with the following D2L Brightspace tools: Content, Quizzes and Assignments

Materials Required

Access to your Minnesota State Zoom account.

Suggested Audience 

Faculty (Full-time and part-time), Instructional Designers and Technologists, and Faculty Developers/Trainers. 

Estimated Time Commitment 

Most participants are able to complete this course by committing 4-6 hours per week. 

Reflect on your Professional Development 

As you progress through this course, please consider how you can use the assignments as a way to highlight your work on your Professional Development Plan. Consider sharing your work with your leadership team. 

Registration Required

Use the RSVP tool below to register. There is a limit of 30 participants per course.

Because we need time to enroll participants into the corresponding D2L Brightspace Course site, we will close RSVPs one week prior to the start of this course. 

Reminders Coming:  We use the email address you provided to send you reminder emails as the event date gets closer, but we suggest you add this event to your calendar. 

Data Use: Campuses want to know if their faculty are using the educational development resources and opportunities made available from Minnesota State to best tailor their on-campus offerings. We will provide participation information upon campus request. You may opt out of this report by contacting We plan to use your contact information to send you information about upcoming events on the NED Events Calendar for which you may be interested.

Accommodations: If you require accommodations (live captioning, etc.) to participate in this event, please send an email to the person at the bottom of this page. 

Course Location 

This course is hosted and facilitated using shared D2L Brightspace instance of Minnesota State called, MnSite. Using the RSVP tool below allows us to send you reminders about this course and share important information following the course including how to access the corresponding D2L Brightspace course site.  


Please read the Short Course FAQ or contact the facilitator, Brock Behling


October 19, 2020
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Brock Behling
Academic Technologies
Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

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