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Thriving during COVID-19: An Illinois staff member's story

Jul 12, 2021, 12:04 PM

How did students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign respond to the COVID-19 lockdown? Hear from Milind Basole, the principal eLearning professional at the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning and one of the eText@Illinois developers, in his own words.

In a short “CITL COVID Story” video, produced by CITL, Basole recalls how CITL spearheaded the “monumental task” of helping hundreds of instructors across campus adapt thousands of courses to the online format after the pandemic shut down face-to-face instruction in mid-March 2020.

“CITL was well-poised to help all these folks transition,” he says, adding they helped in “many large and small” ways.

“After the initial shock of the transition, we were also mindful that this pandemic wasn’t going away,” Basole continues.

Watch the video to hear Basole talk about the array of resources CITL provided to help faculty and staff prepare for the 2020-21 academic year—and why “I couldn’t be more proud of CITL, and I couldn’t be more proud to be an Illini.”

This is part of CITL's "Thriving during COVID-19" video series. Be sure to check out the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning website for videos featuring an Illinois professor and student and to learn about the wide variety of services our CITL teams can provide you!