Resources for Instructors
- Downloadable Course Templates to help you build your course quickly in LEARN
- Fostering Engagement: Facilitating Online Courses in Higher Education
- Tips for Online Discussions
- “Don’t teach. Facilitate." This essay by by James Skidmore, along with his accompanying Teach Online website, offers concrete guidance on creating a simple yet effective online course.
- Encouraging Academic Integrity online
- Copyright for teaching online
- Accessing learning technologies from China
- Downloadable privacy notice for recordings
Simple and Effective Online Teaching (YouTube). Presented by James Skidmore and Victoria Feth, UW.
Tell Me What You Know: Oral Examinations to Assess and Enhance Student Learning. Presented by Diana Skrzydlo, UW.
Deepening Your Course Design: Remote Edition. Presented by Trevor Holmes and Shannon Dea, UW.
Beyond the Final Exam. Presented by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.
Teaching More Accessibly: Five Easy Improvements to our Practice. Presented by Trevor Holmes, and Jay Dolmage, UW.
Introduction to OER Textbooks. Presented by University of Waterloo Library.
Introduction to OER Activities, Exercises, and Student Work Samples. Presented by University of Waterloo Library.
Introduction to OER Courses. Presented by University of Waterloo Library.
Introduction to OER Data & Simulations. Presented by University of Waterloo Library.
Building Instructor Presence in Remote and Online Courses. Presented by the Centre for Extended Learning, and Centre for Teaching Excellence
- How To Record Audio Podcasts (Windows - Audacity)
- How To Record Audio Podcasts (macOS - GarageBand)
- How to Create Narrated PowerPoint Presentations (Windows)
- Screen Recording Basics (Windows - PowerPoint)
- Screen Recording Basics (macOS/iOS/iPadOS)
Course Content Choices and Delivery Options
- Compressing media files
- Reducing the size of PPT files
- Videoconferencing alternatives: how low bandwidth teaching will save us all
- Best pratices for Video and Audio Recording
If your course exists in a fully online format, it may be possible to copy some course content (and LEARN tool setup) from the online course into your LEARN course site for the purpose of teaching remotely. Please submit a Course Component Copy Request through the Centre for Extended Learning.
Asynchronous or Synchronous Discussions
- Educause: Asynchronous and synchronous elearning
- UBC: Asynchronous Communication: Tools for Collaboration
- Faculty Focus Special Report: Engaging Online Students with Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools
External Resources for Remote Instruction
- eCampus Ontario
- STLHE Keep Teaching Resources
- UPCEA resources
- Online Learning in a Hurry? Series of short videos by Dave Cormier (UWindsor)
- EdX Pivot Online