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Important Communication: Summer 2022

Please review the below information carefully and contact us with any follow up questions.   

  • Kick off calls: Please find information about our kick-off calls. We will not be holding class specific information but instead we will hold one for all our on the ground instructors and synchronous online instructors on Wednesday, May 25th at 5pm ET and one for all our asynchronous/fully online instructors on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm ET. All summer session instructors are required to attend. If you have any questions about your course format, please contact Dottie Bennett. Please see the dates and zoom links at the end of this email.
  • Zoom/CANVAS/Drop in Trainings: We have scheduled a number of drop in trainings for CANVAS, and fully online/asynchronous teaching trainings. Please see the dates and links at the end of this email.  If you would like to set up any individual trainings on Canvas or Zoom please email
  • Summer session schedule: Please note that a detailed schedule our summer session schedule is attached for our Synchronous Online and OTG classes. These are 8 week classes that meet twice a week. They begin on Wednesday 6/1 and end on Monday 7/25. No classes are held on Monday 5/30 (memorial day),  Tuesday 5/31 (our advanced standing orientation) and Monday July 4 (holiday). Asynchronous online classes begin Tuesday, May 31 and end Monday, August 8.
  • Advanced Standing students: The majority of folks in our OTG/Synchronous Online classes will be teaching advanced standing students who are beginning their MSW studies this summer. This summer they will be taking Field Lab, Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis, and an ACP course. Please note that this differs from the past and advanced standing students will NOT be in field this summer.  
  • PTL Website: Remember to visit our PTL website for additional resources and information. 


Training/Workshop Information

Synchronous Online/On the Ground Kick-off Call (for all synchronous and OTG courses) – this meeting will go over logistics and best practices particular to the summer semester for all synchronous/OTG courses (running for 2 hours and 40 minutes each class session).   

Date: Wednesday, May 25th at 5pm ET   


Meeting ID: 960 1378 3567
Password: 642659
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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)


Asynchronous Online courses kick-off call (for all online courses) - this meeting will go over logistics and best practices particular to the summer semester for all asynchronous fully online courses. 

Date: Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm ET 


Meeting ID: 950 9062 9850
Password: 193259
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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)  

Drop-in times for support in updating your Canvas course – this is an informal space to provide support and assistance in updating your course due dates, how to publish items, how to personalize components of your course and any other questions you may have around Canvas or Zoom.  Please bring your specific questions to these drop-in hours, and stop in anytime within the hour!  If you cannot make these times but have questions, please email for an individual session. 


Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00am

Monday, May 23 at 5pm

Thursday, May 26 at 2pm

Wednesday, June 1 at 2pm


Monthly Meetings for asynchronous online teaching: 

Engaging the Asynchronous Online Classroom: Ongoing dialogues – monthly check-ins for those teaching asynchronous online courses, opportunity to share best practices, ask questions/discuss concerns, and connect with others teaching online 


June 2 at 7pm 

July 7 at 7pm 

August 4 at 7pm 


Meeting ID: 991 7394 7005 

Password: 268117 

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+13017158592,,99173947005# US (Washington D.C) 

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        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 

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