Organizing Your Online Course
- This resource is promoted by CELT and is provided by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) where they offer resources and recommendations that can be immediately put to use by instructors, to benefit both faculty and students. These resources are divided into six key topic areas for teaching remotely:
- Welcoming students to the online environment
- Managing your online presence
- Organizing your online course
- Planning and facilitating quality discussions
- Recording effective micro lectures
- Engaging students in readings and micro lectures
How to be a better online teacher
- This resource is an advice guide from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
- You will find advice on how to make your online pedagogy as effective and satisfying as the in-person version, including:
- 10 essential principles and practices of better online teaching
- Common misperceptions
- How to find help
Make the Switch to Remote Teaching & Learning
- This resource provides ways to switch a classroom learning experience to an online learning experience.
- There is a helpful grid that shows what is typically done in a face-to-face class and then next to it, provides how it can be done remotely with tips and tricks. They show this side by side comparison on multiple topic areas including “communicating with students,” “sharing and organizing materials,” “engaging with students,” and “assessing learning.”
Balancing Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction
- About the limitations of synchronous instruction, from Inside Higher Ed.
5-Low-Tech-Time-Saving-Ways to Teach During Covid 19
- Basic approaches to teaching online instead of in the classroom, from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
The HyFlex Option if Campuses Open this Fall
- Creating blended or hybrid courses that include on-campus and online activities.
An Online Course Review Checklist
- Utilize this course review checklist to ensure you have prepared all essential and strongly recommended course elements.
Online learning objectives building tool
- A quick interactive tool that will help you develop learning objectives.
Engaging Students and Eliciting Interaction While Teaching Remotely
- An essential component of the learning process comes from the interactions that students have with the instructor, the course content, and their fellow students. There are a number of things instructors can do to foster and manage interaction in an online learning environment. This resource provides questions and ideas for solutions that came out of a virtual roundtable among instructors preparing to teach remotely.
Maintaining connections with your students while teaching remotely
- It is important to keep finding ways to help students feel connected to you, to each other, and to the course content, as well as to let them know that you care about them and their learning.
- This article shares ways to create this community and set expectations in an online learning setting.
Class Discussions at a Distance
- This ETS resource describes best practices for facilitating asynchronous discussion forums and activities in an online class.
Fostering Inclusion and Equity in Remote Teaching
- This resource presents six tips to promote an inclusive and equitable remote learning space given this moment.
USC Equity-Minded Syllabus Review
- An inquiry tool for promoting racial and ethnic equity and equity-minded practice in developing your syllabus.
Rice Univ. Inclusion, Equity, and Access While Teaching Remotely
- A discussion of how remote teaching creates challenges in equity and access and provides suggestions for how to address these challenges.
Cornell Intro to Universal Design for Learning
- Introduction to an approach that strives to meet the needs of all learners.
Accessibility in Online Classes: Guide for Tufts Faculty
- Discusses a number of issues about teaching materials, such as slides, font, graphics, and more.
Best Practices for Online Accessibility Checklist
- A practical approach to making course material and AV tools accessible to a wide range of students.
Holding virtual office hours
- This resource provides ideas on how to stay connected to students while teaching remotely. You will want to consider both synchronous and asynchronous options to make sure that students have equitable access to your support.
Working with Teaching Assistants Remotely
- TAs can be involved in promoting student engagement, developing content, and facilitating smooth virtual experiences. There are a range of ways that the instructor and TA can work together to offer the best support for learning and engagement.
- This resource provides examples of some responsibilities that TAs can help with in both synchronous and asynchronous remote classes.
How can I use my syllabus as a tool for inclusion?
- Your syllabus can be a powerful tool in creating an inclusive learning environment. It conveys your priorities as an instructor and sets the tone and your expectations for the course. This resource provides an overview of how to revise your syllabus to set an inclusive, supportive climate for learners.
Virtual Teaching Tip: Asynchronous Discussions
- * This resource provides suggestions for translating principles for in-class discussions for use in online discussion forums.
Canvas Course Design Institute: Using Canvas Discussion Forums
- * An excerpt from the CELT Canvas Course Design Institute, this Word document covers how to incorporate discussion forums into your course as you design it.