Conference Recordings Playlist

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Welcome & Orientation

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM

Opening Remarks

Recognition for the Year & What We Learned

  • Dr. Ward, Interim Provost | Executive Vice President | Dean of the Graduate School
  • Dr. Murray, Chief Information Officer | Vice President

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM

Testimonials: What makes high-quality online instruction?

Pre-recorded Interviews

While many instructors had a “trial by fire” experience of teaching virtually during COVID, a typical online education experience is much more planned than emergency remote instruction. In this short, eight faculty members share their perspectives about what makes a high-quality online learning experience for students.

  • UMB Faculty

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

Session 1: Using Prezi Video to Give your Virtual Students the "Classroom" Feel

Live presentation followed by Q & A

Effective teaching and learning occurs when there is an authentic human connection. Creating that connection in today’s virtual classroom and in online learning is difficult. Live and recorded Zoom, Blackboard Collaborate and WebEx classes require that you to choose between showing your content/slides with audio only or showing your face in one of the small thumbnails as your content monopolizes the screen. Student evaluations have suggested that students want to see both content and the person who is presenting content. With Prezi Video students can now have both recorded and live interactive teacher presentations giving the students the engagement they desire.

9:50 AM - 10:10 AM

Session 2: A Hybrid Healthcare Curriculum Schedule that Promotes Wellness and Avoids Zoom Fatigue

Live presentation followed by Q & A

The pandemic required quickly pivoting a professional practice healthcare curriculum to hybrid online instruction. A student-centered approach to avoid “Zoom fatigue” was the underlying principle for development and implementation of a schedule with limited synchronous sessions, scheduled at regular times.

The standardized approach was well received by students and faculty, and serves as a model for the virtual future of healthcare education. We will engage the audience through showing the need for a “guide schedule” when faced with an increased quantity of asynchronous activities, and polling on the stresses caused by Zoom fatigue.  

PowerPoint Presentation: A Hybrid Healthcare Curriculum

10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

Session 3: Building Resilience and Preventing Burnout for Online Instructors

Pre-recorded presentation

Dr. Michelle Pearce, clinical psychologist and Professor in the Graduate School, shares the factors that put online faculty at risk of burnout and 7 tips we can use to build our resilience and prevent burnout. The presentation slides include web links to numerous helpful resources, including programs and services for faculty at UMB.

PowerPoint Presentation: Building Resilience and Preventing Burnout for Online Instructors

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break & Trivia


Join The UMB SSW IDEA Team for a brain break and enjoy some trivia along the way. Watch excitement build as the competition increases with a combination of UMB trivia and general knowledge questions.

Everyone enjoys a little competition – and what better way to compete than against your peers! While the best may leave with the title of winner, everyone's a winner for leaving enlightened and entertained.

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM

Session 4: Using Google Slides for Policy Analysis using the Code of Ethics in Social Work Instruction

Live presentation followed by Q & A

In this session we will briefly describe a classroom activity for social work students in a policy course, highlighting the nuances of how Google Slides is an appropriate tool for carrying out the classroom activity during virtual synchronous classes.

Google slides (a free and widely accessible tool) allows the professor to set up a template before class (like a worksheet would for F2F classes) to help guide students in their thinking. The slide show format is especially helpful in critical thinking exercises such as this because if students are stuck, they can read the work of classmates- in real time, and build upon those ideas. The slides also provide a simple and effective way for students to “share out” after the activity.

  • Dr. Kerri Evans, UMBC
  • Jennifer Siegel, MSW, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Robert Hasson, Providence College

PowerPoint Presentation: Using Google Slides for Policy Analysis

11:05 AM - 11:25 AM

Session 5: Using Technology during the Pandemic: Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) & 3-D Printing in Dental Education

Pre-recorded presentation followed by Q & A

As a result of the limitations posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) developed a series of “alternative experiences”, utilizing cutting-edge technology, to supplement the available clinical experiences of their senior dental students. 

PowerPoint Presentation PDF: Using Technology During the Pandemic in Dental Education

11:25 AM - 11:40 AM

Session 6: Online Team-Based Learning in Health Professions Education

Pre-recorded presentation

PowerPoint Presentation PDF: Online Team-Based Learning in Health Professions Education

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Closing Plenary: Looking Forward

PowerPoint Presentation: Looking Forward

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM