Self-Guided Materials

Online Courses & Recorded Webinars

Take online courses or view recorded webinars focused on remote readiness, and digital teaching and learning tools

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Quick Guides

Short guides addressing common questions and challenges related to remote instruction

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Remote Instruction Toolkit

Set up as a Canvas course, the toolkit uses features of the LMS to organize and share resources. Watch an intro to the toolkit.

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Quick Guides for Remote Instruction

Based on a variety of common questions and challenges posed by faculty, instructors and students, the following quick guides have been developed to better support remote teaching and learning during a disruption. The brief guides focus on a specific theme or topic, and provide suggested strategies, tools and resources to support instructors and their students.

  • Addressing Elections in Your Course

    As most know, teaching and learning doesn’t occur within a vacuum. One best practice for inclusive teaching is acknowledging the impact of external factors. This can prove especially true when it comes to elections and …

  • Developing High Quality Video & Audio

    When you engage with students remotely, audio and video are the main pathways for creating a sense of connectedness. This can include recorded lectures, podcasts, narrated presentations or demonstrations. Whatever tactic you choose, it’s critical …

  • Providing Grades and Feedback in Canvas

    Grades and other feedback provide valuable information to students regarding their learning progress. How can you leverage Canvas tools to provide grades and other feedback effectively and efficiently at the end of the semester? Opportunities …

  • Delivering Instruction to Students with Low-Bandwidth Connections

    During remote instruction, students may find themselves without access to consistent, high-speed internet connection, making it difficult or impossible to watch video content, participate in real-time lectures or meetings, or engage effectively and equally in …

  • Keeping Students Informed and Engaged

    Students who are learning remotely during a disruption may become more easily isolated and disconnected from their instructors and their peers. They may need more support, feedback and communication from you as well as each …

  • Gathering Feedback from Students

    In a remote teaching environment, gathering information about your students’ experiences throughout the semester is especially important given the absence of face-to-face contact. So, how can you understand your students’ remote experiences?  What are some …

  • Practicing Compassion with Course Workload

    During this shift to remote instruction, students may feel overwhelmed by learning in this new environment. How can you consider the amount of work you are asking students to do and gather feedback on the …