Best Practices in Online Teaching

Here are 11 tips to help faculty get started teaching online. The following resources are provided to support faculty in the organization of their course materials, work with assignments, quizzes and exams, implement discussions, and get the most out of Zoom live sessions in Canvas. 

  1. How to Organize Your Course – Creating Modules, Due Dates, a Using the Calendar to Stay Organized in Canvas
  2. How to Work with Graded Assignments – Creating Assignment Items, Grading Assignments, and Using the Assignments Index in Canvas
  3. How to Work with Quizzes & Exams – Creating Quizzes, Importing Questions, and Using Question Banks in Canvas
  4. How to Implement Discussions – Creating Discussion Items, Graded vs. Ungraded Discussion, and Using Discussion Prompts in Canvas
  5. How to Get the Most out of Zoom – Accessing Zoom, Scheduling a Session, and Using Zoom effectively during a Live Session
  6. How to Keep it Legal - Copyright, and Trademark Compliance
  7. Academic Integrity - Using Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor and other Alternative Assessments
  8. Return to the digital classroom
  9. Canvas Studio: Creating, Embedding, and Managing your Videos
  10. Canvas Studio: Creating captions and comments, editing video details, and downloading videos
  11. Canvas Studio: Building in-video quizzes and annotations