SMU is running two straight days of online faculty training for teaching digitally in the next few week. I spent a good part of today in various Zoom sessions, listening to rundowns of how to use certain features for certain purposes. The most useful thing, though, was hearing the concerns about mapping in-person teaching into a digital space. The conversations with faculty who have anxiety about this were very useful. I am glad I participated in these sessions today.
The graduate students also organized a discussion about running cooperative problem solving sessions via Zoom. We have a battle plan in place, thanks to plucky graduate students and our lab manager!