Preparing to Teach Online
In the event you need to translate your course(s) to an online/remote format, this web resource is designed to provide you with pedagogical strategies and how-to resources to shift as quickly as possible. Key ideas to keep in mind as you engage in this work:
- The goal is the same – to provide a quality educational experience that meets your course’s learning outcomes (even if the path getting there has changed).
- Start simple: Where possible, continue using the edtech tools you already have in place, and add what you need from the toolkit laid out below. Then build out from there.
- Identify the tools and strategies that align with your teaching/learning needs.
How will I teach my live course remotely?
I need to do a task remotely, how do I…
How do I set up my remote computing environment?
Overview of CMU’s pre-identified toolkit to help make this work as efficient as possible:
- Canvas: a learning management system with a suite of tools (e.g., course content, discussion boards, assignment submissions, quizzes, peer review) for delivering an online learning experience.
Canvas login, course request, and how-tos: www.cmu.edu/canvas/
- Zoom: a videoconferencing technology (with audio-video, audio-only, text chat, screen sharing modes) that you can use to run live distance class sessions.
Zoom login: cmu.zoom.us | How to set up and run a Zoom session
- CMU's Google Apps for Ed: a suite of productivity tools that can be used for collaboration, presentation, file sharing, and more. Sign into google.com with your Andrew credentials. See Computing Services documentation for how to access CMUs Google environment...
- Canvas plug-ins: a variety of specialized tools including:
NameCoach, Gradescope, Piazza, Turnitin, Respondus LockDown Browser, and others that plug into Canvas making it easy for you and your students to find and access.
Webinars for Instructors Preparing to Teach Online
- See the webinars schedule and recordings at www.cmu.edu/teaching/online/webinars
Eberly colleagues are here to help!
An Eberly Center consultant can help you identify and map your course components to an online/distance setting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation and/or for help with using the technology.