TFAC073 Teaching Synchronously


Course Description

Teaching Synchronously is a two-session online workshop that focuses on developing skills for teaching interactively online using synchronous web-conferencing platforms.

In the first 90 minute session, you will experience and discuss design and teaching strategies to create active learning environments when teaching synchronously online. You will learn about staying organized as a facilitator and supporting students with minor technical challenges. You will also practice using tools in Zoom (the platform for the first session) in preparation to facilitate a mini-lesson in the second session. In the second session (a week later, and 2hrs in duration), you will facilitate a ten-minute mini lesson in the synchronous platform of your choice (Zoom, etc), receive feedback from your peers, and learn from others’ examples. Participants are expected to attend both sessions in their entirety.


Learner Outcomes

  • Implement design and teaching strategies to create an active learning environment for students in a synchronous session;

  • Talk students through minor technical challenges while in a synchronous session;

  • Identify strategies to stay organized while facilitating.



For RRU Faculty and Staff: This course is available at no cost for RRU core faculty, associate faculty, and staff. If you are RRU core faculty, associate faculty, or staff, please contact for a discount code.

Waitlist: If the course is full, please contact if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.

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Section Title
Teaching Synchronously
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Aug 16, 2023
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Aug 23, 2023
Schedule and Location Requirements
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $195.00
Instructors/Guest Speakers
  • Centre for Teaching and Education Technologies (CTET)
Section Notes
Course Drop or Withdrawal


A course drop or withdrawal can be requested by students through the Student Portal. Deadline dates for each noted below:
Drop Deadline: Aug/15/2023
Withdrawal Deadline: Aug/20/2023
Course Transfer


Students wishing to transfer sections or courses should contact PCS directly for support: PCS Email
All drops, withdrawals and transfers are subject to the applicable Refund Policy.
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