Office for Faculty Advancement Recommended Academic Remote Teaching Resources
MSU Online Teaching Preparation Checklist — intended to support faculty with expertise in face-to-face teaching as they re-develop their courses for online teaching. The checklist is aligned with the MSU CANVAS Universal Guidelines, ITDS’ guidance on preparing for online, and with the most frequently cited Teaching and Learning principles (including evidence-based principles of learning).
- ITDS Guide for Online and Hybrid Learning – Montclair State’s ITDS team has a useful page with resources and guidelines on online instructional design.
- 11 Things to Consider When Moving Your Courses Online – This resource from Connecticut College guides faculty through thinking about what is important when moving online (mindsets, practicality, what can and cannot be done quickly) and then reviews some teaching tools.
- Moving Your Course Online – FAST – this is a checklist that identifies simple moves and tools when you have to adapt a course quickly.
- Make a Plan for Emergency Online Teaching – assembled by Temple University, this set of guidelines and strategies is really comprehensive and includes step-by-step actions to move online.
- Pepperdine’s Keep On Teaching – a valuable set of guidelines and tools for preparing to teach online – runs the spectrum from communicating with students, what to prepare, how to prepare, and tools for adaptation.
- 9 Resources from Campus Technology – this is a list of advanced assignment designs for those looking to go a little further than the simple steps we begin with. From binge-worthy recorded lectures, to setting up virtual escape rooms, this is for the adventurer in design.
Inclusion and Accessibility
- MSU’s Accessibility FAQs for how-to’s on a wide range of accessibility questions.
- Mapping Access – strategies for simply and effectively designing for accessible learning.
- Explore Access – disability community recommended tools for promoting disability and inclusion.
- Humanizing Online Teaching – teaching practices for equity and social justice and our collective experiences of online and hybrid teaching. It is not centered on the technical aspects of online teaching but rather pedagogical practices that promote care for the whole student and class collective.
- Universal Design for Learning – guidelines, lesson plans, and rubrics for designing for accessibility.
- Creating Accessible Educational Resources – the National Center for AERs has a host of guidelines, resources for teaching and rubrics.
- All Technology is Assistive — Sarah Hendren makes the case that designing for disabilities actually is a way to create better designs for everyone in this thoughtful essay on object design that has implications for teaching design.
Holding Synchronous Remote Course Meetings
- Zoom – this links to our on-site instructions for getting a Zoom license and accessing through Montclair State.
- This resource guides users on how to conduct Zoom meetings including preparing to hold a meeting, how to teach through the app, and more.
- How to Move Between Applications in a Zoom Meeting (external link) – How to Move Between Applications in a Zoom Meeting Video Transcript (pdf file)
Recording Lecture Videos
- Panopto – is an all-in-one video platform. It not only provides desktop lecture recording and automatic captioning services, but also offers pedagogical features to add learning interactions within a video.
- VoiceThread – create, share, and comment on images, PowerPoint presentations, videos, audio files, documents, and PDFs, using microphone, webcam, text, phone, and audio-file upload.
- Screencast-O-Matic – record narrated presentations or demonstrations and produce the recordings as videos for your courses.
- Recording Lectures Template – plan out your lecture for better student engagement and meeting learning objectives.
Online Reading Assignments and Annotations
- Google Docs – create, format, and share documents with your students.
- Perusall – a free online course collaboration and reading annotation platform. Upload readings, connect to your Canvas course, and have students comment and collaborate on reading analysis.
- Hypothesis – hold discussions, read socially, organize your project, and take notes with your students.
- Online simulations – open source Google doc with many links to different lessons and resources.
- Remote Labs – Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning list of labs and lessons for remote learning.
- Online Writing Consultations (for students) – students can log in to their MSU account to meet with a consultant on their writing assignments.
- Teaching Languages Online – for instructors of language teaching online.
- Online Labs for Psychology – for psychology instructors who need to have their students engage in labs, the American Psychological Association maintains an Online Psychology Laboratory, in which you can have your students engage in experiments, or have them use available data for analysis.
- Shared Google Doc via Simon Fraser University – this collection has a great list across the disciplines.
- Youtube Lectures on Scientific Writing – Dr. Ray Boxman has some good lectures on the scientific writing process.
Academic Social Media Communities
Follow the below Hashtags and Account on Twitter for additional resources and discussions.
- Canvas discussion boards – Discussions can be created as an assignment for grading purposes, or simply serve as a Q & A to answer students’ questions, or a forum for students to share information.
- Assessing Online Discussion Boards – a Youtube video on grading and assessment options for online discussion boards.
- Sprague Library Resources for Teaching Online – a growing collection of books on teaching online put together by the librarians at MSU.
- Accessibility FAQs — As part of the Digital Accessibility Initiative, these FAQs help instructors follow through on our intentions to be accessible in our teaching, providing “how-to’s” for a great range of student needs. Also, consult the faculty resources page of the Disability Resource Center (DRC).
- Planning for Unexpected University Closure— a portal with instructional support for F2F faculty who need to quickly move their class fully online.