Moving from in-person teaching to remote instruction is challenging – the vast array of digital tools may seem overwhelming! Advance preparation for teaching online is key – as is setting reasonable expectations for yourself and students.
For a more in-depth look please visit Remote Instruction - Start Here.
This grid outlines ways you can transform some of the things you do in the classroom to remote instruction. These are guidelines and starting points. If you have any questions please reach out to email@example.com
In-Person Instruction Activity
Remote Instruction Counterpart
|Synchronous classes should use a combination of video conferences and Canvas to replicate the classroom. Follow these instructions to set up your video conferences.|
|There are a couple of options for recreating the spirited discussions you have in class:|
Attendance + Participation
To track attendance or determine participation consider using:
Keep in mind that some students may be unable to participate live due to time zone differences, internet connection limitations, Coronavirus-related restrictions, and family or personal medical emergencies.
Within a video conference, there are several view options:
Here are some common scenarios and the view we recommend for each:
Poll Everywhere can be used to create the polls ahead of time and either add them to your slides or share the link via chat with your students when appropriate.
Zoom offers Polling for Meetings which can be used in class. Please note Zoom Polls must be created before the Zoom meeting starts.
Ed Discussion, a Canvas add-on tool, includes multiple-choice and multiple-answer poll question types.
|Breakout Sessions in Zoom can be used by organizer to create rooms and assign students to them for randomized group discussion.|
For one-on-one meetings or specific small groups, curated video conferences should be scheduled.
Screensharing can be used to share an entire computer screen, or individual applications, including:
If you choose to share your entire desktop, be aware that your whole desktop is being displayed, and make sure to minimize or close personal documents and disable personal notifications.
For more suggestions for whiteboard solutions please visit Student Engagement.
Use the annotation feature to mark up a slide or document during your presentation.
|TAs can continue to hold office hours via video conferences.|
We recommend using a recurring Zoom meeting scheduled through Canvas to host virtual office hours.
For one-on-one meetings with specific students, we recommend setting these up as one-on-one video conferences.These meetings do not need to be recorded, and signups can be handled via the Appointment Groups feature of Canvas.
|Guest speakers can join a video conference session and students can interact with the speaker via the chat.|
|Midterm and final exams can be delivered through Canvas, either remotely or in-person. Please allow two weeks' advance notice to the Courseware Team if planning a Canvas-based remote exam.|
For more information, please: