ACF Online Moderator Training

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ACF Online Moderator Training

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Hello,

ACF, with assistance from PACE, has developed a training module for moderators at online quizbowl tournaments. Moderators for ACF’s online tournaments will be required to complete the training module, but it may also be helpful for online tournaments at any level. Information about the module will be sent to staffers soon so they may complete it before ACF Fall.

As quizbowl moves online, prepared and knowledgeable moderators remain critically important for running successful tournaments that are fair, efficient, and enjoyable. Online tournaments not only take longer and are more logistically complex than in-person tournaments, but many moderators have little experience with them. To improve the experience for players and staffers alike, we created a guide to help moderators adapt to online tournaments.

Who is the guide for?

The guide assumes you already have some experience with quizbowl and moderating quizbowl in person, so it doesn’t cover the basics. It is most useful to people looking to improve their existing moderating skills to prepare for online tournaments.

The guide is not meant to be an introduction for people with zero experience with quizbowl or moderating quizbowl tournaments. However, you may still find it helpful. Keep in mind that first-time staff usually start out scorekeeping instead of moderating. If you would like to help staff a quizbowl tournament, but feel like you do not have enough experience to moderate, reach out to the TD and ask how else you can contribute.

What makes the guide different from other guides to online tournaments?

The guide is specifically designed to prepare moderators, not tournament directors or players. It is designed for moderators with at least some experience, so it does not teach all “moderating fundamentals.” If you want more comprehensive resources on aspects of online tournaments beyond moderating, or if you are unfamiliar with moderating quizbowl, you can find some helpful links in this thread.

The interactive training module may be found here: http://minkowski.space/quizbowl/trainin ... moderator/ It will also be emailed out to staffers who signed up through the registration form.
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The training module has been emailed out to all staffers who signed up through the staffer registration form. If you did not receive the module, then please check your spam filter; if it isn't there, let me know. If you are staffing but have not signed up through the registration form, please do so ASAP so that you may receive the module.

Please have the training module completed by this Saturday for Fall. We understand that while this is a short timeframe, it's important that you complete it and it shouldn't take long.
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ACF and PACE have chosen to make the interactive training module publicly available. You can find it here: http://minkowski.space/quizbowl/trainin ... moderator/

The original post has also been updated to include the link, and it will be continued to be emailed out to staffers who sign up through the registration form.
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Hi all,

If you are planning to staff Winter on November 7th, please make sure to do the training linked above! This training is also emailed out to everyone who signed up through the Winter staffer registration form.
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Thanks very much to ACF for making this training publicly available - it's immensely helpful.
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