In the event that you need to teach a class session from off campus, the University provides a variety of services to connect you with your students and to enable you to share class resources. Note: You should consult with your department chair about the reasons and best practices for teaching remotely.
This site offers a list of services, resources, and approaches that you may wish to use to support your remote instruction efforts. The chart below provides an overview of the technologies that can be used to augment or replace classroom activities in the event that remote instruction becomes necessary.
Some of the tools listed are appropriate for use in synchronous (“real-time”) instruction, while others support asynchronous instruction. While both types of remote instruction are possible, given the technological requirements of tools for synchronous instruction, in the event of an emergency asynchronous approaches are often preferable. For further information on asynchronous vs. synchronous approaches to remote teaching, please see below.
Please know that the University stands ready to provide faculty with support for using these tools. For information about how to access this support, please see the “Support” notice on the right-hand side of this page. (If you are interested in learning more about University-level support for instructional technology, please visit Instructional Technology Support.)
|Lecturing (asynchronous, pre-recording lectures)|
|Leading discussions (asynchronous)|
|Leading discussions (synchronous)|
|Providing course content to your students|
|Distributing group updates/communicating with your class|
|Holding virtual office hours|| |
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Should you wish to conduct your classes asynchronously, please keep the following suggestions in mind:
Should you wish to conduct a synchronous (live) class remotely, please keep the following suggestions in mind: