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Reduce Online Course Anxiety

Learn more about reducing online course anxiety. Two students using a laptop for an online course.

“Online classes are often intimidating for first-time students,” writes David St. Clair. “They wrestle with the gnawing fear that their class has no anchor in the physical world and that there will be no one there to address their fears and concerns.” (p. 129).

To help address these intimidations and fears, St Clair implemented an online check-in quiz.

Teaching and Learning

Are you interested in adding Indigenous perspectives to your courses? Check out this new book in the C.A.F.E. library - Reshaping the University: Responsibility, Indigenous Epistemes and the Logic of the Gift.

Educational Technology


Spring is coming! You may want to begin considering whether your course outline needs any improvements, additions or changes. Now is a great time to think about it as you are likely to remember updates you want to include when you are teaching it, or have it fresh from last semester. If you need assistance, please come see a Curriculum Specialist in the C.A.F.E. for assistance.

Upcoming PD Sessions

Week of March 20 to March 24

Week of March 27 to March 30

View all upcoming PD Sessions on the Training Registration website.

External PD


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