When moving to online instruction, there a lot of things to consider. Start with the first elements on this page and work your way down if you are going online for the first time. If you are an experienced online instructor just click on the elements that could enhance your teaching.
Where to get Help: There are five support units for teaching on campus, and two groups of faculty ready to help their colleagues with online teaching.
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Blackboard: There is a lot of support for Blackboard.
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Communication: Online teaching can seem impersonal. Work to maintain effective communication with your students.
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Equity: A sizeable minority of students may not have a quiet place to work, a dedicated device, or dependable Wi-Fi. Insisting they have videos on during synchronous meetings may infringe on their privacy and may even be impossible.
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Course Content: Readings (including eBooks and articles in library databases) and guidance regarding their use can easily be shared in Blackboard.
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Sharing Videos: Videos can be shared through Blackboard either by using Ensemble, another streaming service, or by embedding videos from YouTube and other sites.
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Class meetings: Meetings with students are usually a combination of synchronous (now) and asynchronous (any time).
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Recording Video: Instructors can record video of themselves, of PowerPoints, or of screen captures of software, which can then be shared with students.
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Assessment: It is easier to ensure academic honesty with projects than with tests, but if you need to give tests, there are techniques and software to help.
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Video recordings can establish teacher presence, which can build community in an online class.