Before you dive into the sections below, look through the widely-shared essay Please do a bad job of putting your courses online. It has some very practical and real-world guidelines and things to think about when designing remote delivery of courses in this situation. Take heart, you are not alone. Perfection takes time and practice, neither of which we have right now.
Critical Campus Resources
- Teaching Remotely – a step by step guide to how to get going
- Tech Tools (Alphabetical list of remote software options with training created by the Center for Creative Instruction)
- Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic from the College Counseling Center
- New E-Resources (New or newly emphasized since COVID-19 from the SUNY Potsdam Libraries)
- Online Accommodations for Spring 2020
- Going Online in a Hurry: What to do and where to start from the Chronicle of Higher Education which references A Google doc "geared for Stanford, but there’s a lot there that anyone can use"
- Vanderbilt’s Resources for Just-in-Time Online Teaching with a related page, Putting some of your course content online in a hurry? which is about the Brightspace LMS, but the framework is discussed from the perspective of course delivery type (seminars, lectures, others)
- Bowdoin’s Remote Learning and Teaching page breaks things down into three steps: Plan (getting started), Adapt (Strategies), and Communicate (Tools & Resources)
- Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity (Google sheet) of remote teaching resource pages alphabetical by college. Note tabs at the bottom.
- How to Be a Better Online Teacher: Advice Guide from the Chronicle of Higher Education
- Academic Continuity During Prolonged Closure from SUNY Geneseo
- Emergency Course Planning from University at Buffalo. Arranged in a FAQ/KB format such as “I would like to Record Instruction” or “hold office hours”.
- Teaching Remotely from Harvard. Excellent overall guide with concrete step-by-step suggestions (dive into the links at the bottom of the page)
- Keep on Teaching at VCU. Has a clear and linear organization including The Goal (academic continuity), General Principles, Getting Started & Key Tips, and What are you trying to do online? (e.g. communicate, share content assess)
- Keep Teaching from University of Iowa. Although all references are to Iowa's systems, the framework is very useful and can be a sample flow chart; just substitute SUNY Potsdam resources & tools
- You Have to Put Your Class Online: Simple Things to Think About
- The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
- Coming Together in Times of Crisis - Blog post from Innovate SUNY / Online Teaching which includes a detailed and lengthy list of useful links at the bottom.
- Trauma-Informed Pedagogy - A webinar about the impacts of trauma on teaching and learning.
- 3 principles for safeguarding student success in the transition to remote instruction from EAB
- Inclusion, Equity, and Access While Teaching Remotely (also has links to 5 good resources at the bottom)
- Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All
- An Equitable Transition to Online Learning – Flexibility, Low Bandwidth, Cell Phones, and more
- How to Make Your Online Course Accessible to Most Students
- Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
- Accessibility features in Zoom
- Building Community in Asynchronous Online Courses from Duke Learning Innovation
- Webinar focused on maintaining equity in a virtual classroom.
- Tools and strategies for inclusive teaching organized around different facets of diversity – gender, sexual orientation, race, social class, disabilities, etc.
- ”Humanizing” on-line instruction
- Identifying and Responding to Bias Incidents
There are a LOT of resources available for specific disciplines. The three google sheets linked below can be sorted according to your interest and will point you in the right direction:
- Collection of Online Teaching Resources (Google spreadsheet), sortable by discipline and topic (e.g. groupwork, lecture, assessment). See the complete list of disciplines and topics on the submission form for new entries.
- Teaching with Compassion & Focus amid Disruption (google sheet arranged by Discipline)
- Online Resources for Science Laboratories (google sheet from POD)
- Best Practices in several areas from Stanford (lecture, assessment, labs…)
- Replacing the physical white/blackboard
- Lecturing (Harvard)
- Seminars/Discussion-based (Harvard, UCSF School of Medicine: Enabling Zoom breakout rooms
Assignments & Assessment for Remote Instruction
Although some of these sites reference Blackboard, similar features are available in Moodle. Please visit our How do I… and Tech Tools sites if you have questions and/or contact the email@example.com for more information on any of these features.
- Remote Exams and Assessments website (scroll-down to view 10 Alternatives to Exams and Special Advice for Open-Book Assessment in Quantitative Courses).
- Exams and Alternate Assessments During Disruptions website
- Online Assessment Flowchart resource
- Handling Exams When Your Course Unexpectedly Moves Online website
- Alternatives to Traditional Testing website