Tips and Demos from Faculty: Teaching Remotely

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Your colleagues are an invaluable resource. These videos share their tips for teaching online during the 2020 global pandemic.

Gregory Martin

Faculty panelists share inspirational quotes and six-word stories

In this video, faculty panelists from the 2020 Teaching and Learning Hub event series share inspirational quotes and six-word stories about teaching in a fully online environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kate Casey’s approach to restructuring a lesson into smaller components

Professor Kate Casey recounts how she restructured her lessons into smaller components better suited to an online format. In the video, she demonstrates the cues she used to communicate the new structure and how she signaled transitions between parts of a lesson.

Sara Singer creates community in classes held over Zoom

Professor Sara Singer shares four ways she created a community within her online classroom: interactive PowerPoint slides, student temperature checks, small group exercises, and social time before and after class.

Jim Lattin’s strategies for making the most of small group discussions in Zoom breakout rooms

Professor Jim Lattin describes how he set students up to have successful small group discussions in Zoom breakout rooms. His strategies included framing the discussion with explicit instructions and questions, assigning roles to group members (e.g. scribe), being intentional about how much time was allotted, having students take notes in a shared GoogleSlide that he could monitor, and using those notes as a launching point for a whole-class debrief afterward.

Allison Kluger leverages Zoom's Chat tool

In online and hybrid courses, there are fewer cues about how a lesson is landing with the audience. Allison Kluger shares how she used the Zoom Chat tool to get a better sense of student questions and needs during lectures and guest speaker sessions.

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Deborah Gruenfeld, Maggie Neale, and Ashley Martin move an experiential course online

Professors Deborah Gruenfeld, Maggie Neale, and Ashley Martin describe challenges and opportunities in moving their Week 0 experiential course, Managing Groups and Teams, online.

For more teaching best practices from faculty, see Tips and Demos from Faculty: Engaging Students

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