Trainings and Staying Connected

Last Modified: March 27, 2020

To further help you in moving to remote teaching, facilitators from colleges across MSU, the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology, and IT will host a series of trainings, workshops, and opportunities to stay connected via Zoom Webinar. The upcoming schedule and offerings will be updated regularly based on feedback and need.


Spartan Fireside (Daily)

(9 - 10 a.m.) - Join Jeff Grabill (Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology), Mark Largent (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education), and others from across MSU for a chance to keep building Spartan community as we make the move to remote teaching. Bring your ideas, questions, and needs. Open to all MSU faculty, students, and staff.

Week of 3/30/20 Guests:

Monday, March 30: Melissa Woo, Executive VP and CIO

Tuesday, March 31: Students from ASMSU

Wednesday, April 1: Norm Beauchamp, Executive Vice President for Health Sciences

Thursday, April 2: Joe Salem, Dean of University Libraries

Friday, April 3: Jane Zimmerman, Department of Mathematics and Michael Ristich, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures


Teachers' Lounge

(11 a.m. - 12 p.m.) - Join educators from across MSU as they discuss specific topics related to remote teaching and building Spartan educator community. Bring your ideas, questions, and needs. Open to all MSU educators.

Tuesday, March 31: Digital Citizenship - guidelines for productive online conversations

Thursday, April 2: Introducing “text” and other online strategies for low bandwidth teaching


Open Office Hours (Daily)

(3 - 5 p.m.) - These open, drop-in hours provide a chance for you to bring your specific questions about moving to remote teaching. We can help with pedagogical or technical-related issues with D2L, Zoom, MediaSpace, etc. Open to all MSU educators.


WorkLife Daily Coffee Conversations

10 - 11 AM

Join the WorkLife team including Jaimie Hutchison, Barbara Roberts, Maranda Holtsclaw, John Girdwood, and your colleagues across the university as we connect with each other to offer support and guidance about WorkLife issues during this unique time. Topics will focus on family care, working from home, remaining connected, staying healthy and supporting you. Open to all staff, faculty, and post-docs.

View the WorkLife Office’s Flexibility at Work page for the daily topics and Zoom information


Past Events

Recordings of past events are available.  Once an event has concluded please allow time for processing.