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Preparing to Teach Remotely
Course instructors and facilitators need to be prepared to teach remotely should the University of Cincinnati campus need to suspend face-to-face instruction for an extended period. Below is an easy-to-follow guide (Communicate. Plan. Revise.) to help our community adapt in-person courses to provide continuity for student learning.
If it has been determined that your unit's courses will be moved to remote teaching, work with program and department leaders to coordinate discipline-based practices and expectations around course delivery.
|Step 1: Communicate – Should a decision be made to suspend face-to-face instruction, be sure to communicate immediately with your students about this decision, even before you revise your course materials. Be sure to ask students to make sure their contact information is up to date in the Learning Management System (Blackboard or Canvas).|
|Step 2: Plan – The goal is for students to successfully complete the course. Decide what elements are crucial to keep, but also what can be usefully omitted without directly impacting a student’s ability to meet competency requirements and pre-requisite knowledge within the curriculum of study.|
|Step 3: Revise – Revise the remainder of your course, syllabus and schedule to reflect changes. Based on your revisions, pick tools and facilitation methods that you are comfortable using and that your students will be able to access. Communicate changes to your students. If some students indicate that they do not have reliable internet or devices off campus, try to work with these students, or contact the support lines for help with these situations.
Support Lines: IT@UC
+1 (513) 556-4357
+1 (866) 397-3382
The Association of College and University Educators created the ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit.
The toolkit includes resources in six key topic areas for teaching remotely:
- Welcoming students to the online environment
- Managing your online presence
- Organizing your online course
- Planning and facilitating quality discussions
- Recording effective microlectures
- Engaging students in readings and microlectures
In addition, there is a discussion forum where you can submit questions about these resources or share instructional challenges you may be facing.