Remote Teaching Resources

​Resources are brought to you in collaboration with the Office of Digital Education, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Thinq Studio, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence in STEM.

​Teaching during times of potential disruption requires creative and flexible thinking about how instructors can support students in achieving the learning outcomes of the course despite the disruption of regular classroom meetings and schedules. This website offers suggestions to faculty who seek to continue offering a student-centered learning experience in a remote or online learning environment.

The sudden jump into teaching remotely may feel unfamiliar and frustrating. There will always be hiccups and challenges. Times of disruption are, by their nature, disruptive and everyone expects that. Be willing to make mistakes and switch tactics if something isn't working. While you might not be able to teach something exactly the way you imagined, If you stay focused on your students—being responsive to their needs, understanding when they experience challenges, and compassionate for the difficult times we find ourselves in—then your students will have every opportunity for success, through your guidance and their tenacity.

Below, you’ll find services and resources to help you go remote or online.

For more support with technology in the classroom, visit the Office of Digital Education or Remote Teaching page from OIT.

Best Practices and Considerations

Moving Temporarily Remote Considerations

  1. Focus on Big Picture
    1. Take a step back and consider overall objectives and learning outcomes for the class. Ensure and adjust syllabus to focus on the essential learning and assessment needed to fulfill overall objectives.
  2. Communicate with students
    1. When moving online or remote, communication needs to be MORE FREQUENT using a consistent communication channel.
  3. Email/Canvas Announcement
    1. Email students before the first day of class to let them know how the first day will work. A Canvas announcement is recommended on a regular and predictable schedule.
  4. Centralized "Class location"
    1. Students need a one-stop-shop for your course like Canvas. Students should only go to one location for both course delivery content as well as assignments.
    2. Read the January 2022 Newsletter for a student perspective
  5. Build Community Intentionally
    1. In the first week, invest time to build relationships with and between students. Establish group norms for your learning community. Encourage participation early.
  6. Flexibility & Transparency
    1. You may need to make changes more frequently. Clearly communicate changes to course syllabus and schedule in writing to students via Canvas announcement.

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Shifting Your Classes for Remote Delivery Online