Remote Instruction Forum

The Remote Instruction Forum is a site for exchanging ideas about remote teaching. Follow the link to enroll, then browse discussions in progress, pose a question, or share teaching and advising resources during this transition.


Online Teaching: Helpful resources and reminders
March 26, 2020

Articles & Links

Quality, Equity, and Inclusion During the COVID Crisis
AAC&U On-Demand Webinar Series, Spring 2020

Engagement in the Online Classroom (Video)
Amy Hale & Brian Pennington – AAR Webinar Recording, April 3, 2020
A concise sharing of strategies to engage students in remote learning.

11 Things to Consider When Moving Your Course Online
Connecticut College

Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
Michelle D. Miller

Inclusion, Equity, and Access While Teaching Remotely
Rice University

How to Be a Better Online Teacher: Advice Guide
Flower Darby

From The Chronicle of Higher Education Newsletter, March 12:

  • Kansas State University Global Campus has created an interactive online community to share resources and advice for planning academic continuity.
  • The University of California at Santa Cruz has put together this guide on teaching during unplanned events. It offers both technical and pedagogical advice.
  • Indiana University has developed a “Keep Teaching” guide that walks instructors through different scenarios, including complex ones, such as how to replicate lab activities online.
  • Daniel Stanford, director of faculty development and technology innovation at the DePaul University Center for Teaching and Learning, created a handy Google document with links to remote-teaching resources at various colleges. Readers can add their own college’s resources to the list.

Resources for Assessing Learning

Assessing Remote Learning: Tips and Resources is a collection of best practices for assessing and supporting student learning in remote courses. Materials include checklists for effectively presenting assignments and activities, tips for migrating F2F activities to remote courses, type of activities for assessing learning during and at the end of units or assignments, and resources for giving electronic feedback. This collection, curated by St. Olaf Assistant Director of Assessment Kelsey Thompson, will continue to evolve, so check periodically. 

Generated by assessment practitioners and teachers, Survey Questions for Periodic Student Feedback offer multiple ways to check in with students during the transition to remote learning.