If your course is traditionally taught face-to-face, we offer several tools and resources you can integrate into your course to make the transition to online.
1. Create a Canvas course shell
To access or create your Canvas course site:
2. Communicate with your students
Even if you don't have a plan in place yet, communicate with your students as soon as possible to let them know:
3. Get prepared
4. Prepare your content
5. Launch your course
What is the difference between Synchronous vs. Asynchronous classes?
You will likely use a mix of asynchronous (not in the same place at the same time) and synchronous (same place, same time) types of instruction in your online courses. Live, online sessions are an example of synchronous instruction with everyone joining from the privacy of their own home/office, connecting online. There are several platforms you could use to hold live or recorded sessions. As the university has a university license with Zoom, we will reference this tool.
There are two options for faculty to facilitate class sessions remotely:
Instructors may choose to engage their students synchronously or asynchronously depending on the course content or material that needs to be taught. There are many advantages and disadvantages to asynchronous and synchronous teaching options.
|Advantages of Synchronous Teaching
||Advantages of Asynchronous Teaching
|Disadvantages of Synchronous Teaching
||Disadvantages of Asynchronous Teaching
This checklist can be used as a tool to help faculty transition to an online course. The first section of this checklist addresses basic design aspects of the course such as learning objectives, assessments, lesson content, etc. In the second section of the checklist, there are tasks you can do to manage your course and questions to help you consider the type of online experience you will provide for your students.
Designing Your Online Course
1. Develop a Course Outline
2. Create your Learning Objectives
3. Format Your Content
4. Design Your Class Activities
5. Developing Course Assignments
6. Create Your Assessments
6. Provide a Course Wrap-Up
To facilitate group work online, Zoom's Breakout Rooms feature allows you to split your meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually and can switch between sessions at any time.
If the meeting is being cloud recorded, it will only record the main room, regardless of what room the meeting host is in. If local recording is being used, it will record the room the participant who is recording is in. Multiple participants can record locally.
To manage breakout rooms as the host
Note: Users joined into the Zoom meeting from the Zoom Desktop Client, Zoom Mobile App, or H.323/SIP devices can participate in breakout rooms. Users joined via the web client and Zoom Rooms are unable to join Breakout Rooms, but the main room can be used as an alternative session for these users.
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Check out this white paper related to the best practices for teaching Team-Based Learning Online.
Lab activities typically require specific equipment, supplies, and hands-on experiences. Such needs are therefore difficult to fully translate into an online space. Here are some suggested options to explore moving your laboratory class online.
Clinical, practical, performance-based and experiential learning are essential to some courses and programs. As a result, it might be challenging to fully translate these courses into an online space. Here are some concepts to consider for moving your clinical and practicum class online:
You might find some of these alternative formats helpful as you move courses online. You might consider that while not optimal, these alternatives may be adequate.