Teaching and Technology Videos

The below videos cover different topics related to online and remote teaching strategies.

Pedagogy Workshop Videos

Technology Workshop Videos

Pedagogy Workshops


Designing and Developing Courses for a Hybrid Environment

Instructional designers Dr. Patrick Mose, Becky Simons, and K.K Komey from the Office of Instructional Innovation and Librarian Dr. Chris Guder share ideas and strategies for designing hybrid courses. (59 minutes)

Designing Your Syllabi: Laying an Inclusive Foundation

In this session, Christina Wright focuses on creating an inclusive classroom environment and addresses syllabi language, classroom policies, building rapport with students, and questions to consider as you frame your course content. (54 minutes)

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Online Teaching Experiences and Best Practices

Although most instructors were thrown into an online environment due to COVID-19, this experienced faculty panel had been teaching online far before then and will discuss best practices as well as share success stories about teaching in an online environment. (1 hour, 11 minutes)


  • Dr. Bill Condee, Ping Professor of Humanities
  • Dr. Becky Barlag, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Clevidence, College of Health Sciences and Professions

Authentic Assessments

In this session, Audra Anjum, Office of Instructional Innovation, Jody Monk, Office of Instructional Innovation, and  Sherri Saines, Libraries, discuss what authentic assessment is and how best to implement authentic assessments in your course. (57 minutes)

An Introduction to Experiential Learning

Dr. Lindsey Rudibaugh, Executive Director of Experiential Learning within the Provost’s Office, introduces instructors to experiential learning and techniques to begin incorporating experiential learning into their courses. (52 minutes)

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Inclusive Pedagogy Overview

Dr. M. Geneva Murray, Director of the Women’s Center within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, introduces instructors to inclusive pedagogy and techniques to begin incorporating inclusive pedagogy into their courses. (58 minutes)

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Running Effective Discussions

Engaging in effective discussions enhances critical thinking skills. But developing and managing productive discussions can be challenging, not least of all in the online environment. In this session, we will consider the value of discussion as a teaching-learning strategy, how to plan and manage discussions, and what types of tools and technologies are available to us and our students for use in the synchronous and asynchronous online classroom. 

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Authentic Assessment

Assessment provides students with an idea of their progress in a course, identifies individual strengths and weaknesses, and ultimately serves as the measure of whether students achieve the course’s learning objectives. Authentic assessment seeks to test these skills and knowledge sets in realistic situations and in ways that are relevant to the skills required of them in their future disciplinary professions. In this session, we’ll discuss the benefits and challenges of this type of assessment and how you can incorporate authentic assessment in your online course. (1 hour, 7 minutes—includes post-presentation discussion)

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Online Experiential Learning

Research shows that experiential pedagogies have positive outcomes for academic learning, social development, student retention, and engaging underrepresented groups.  These outcomes create a strong case for incorporating experiential learning into our courses – perhaps especially in online courses as our virtual environment has proven challenging to student engagement.  In this workshop, we’ll discuss strategies for incorporating various types of experiential learning into online courses, how to prepare students for online experiential learning, and resources for finding external partners and opportunities for virtual experiential learning. (40 minutes)

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Tips for Teaching Large Enrollment Classes Online

Teaching large enrollment classes can be a challenge at the best of times. These are often lower division courses with students from diverse disciplines and a variety of preparation and motivation. It can be hard to establish a sense of community and engagement. And now we must also navigate the virtual world. In this session, we will present ideas and suggestions, drawn from the literature and highly experienced instructors, on ways in which we can encourage engagement and learning in these important classes. (23 minutes)

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Asynchronous Online Teaching

We know that students learn best when they feel a sense of connection to the course content, to their instructor, and to each other. But it can be challenging in an online environment to establish this sense of community and student engagement. And it can be particularly difficult in the asynchronous environment. In this presentation, we will discuss how small adaptations to our courses can be highly effective at supporting both learning and community building in the online asynchronous environment. (18 minutes)

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Flipped Learning

Flipping the Classroom is an approach to teaching that combines synchronous and asynchronous teaching. Course  content  is largely delivered asynchronously, allowing synchronous classroom time to be dedicated to the practice of higher-order thinking skills. In this podcast, we introduce the benefits of Flipping the Classroom and provide step-by-step guidelines on how to design and utilize it in ways that work best for your teaching and learning goals. (24 Minutes) Supplemental content: Flipped Learning Handout.

Intro to Online Teaching and Developing Goals and Outcomes for Your Course

Learn how to conduct an analysis of learner needs and an analysis of course needs as well as how to write goals, learning objectives, and learning outcomes. (1 hour, 3 minutes—includes post-presentation discussion)

Using Backward Design to Plan Your Courses

Learn how to break course outcomes into module-level outcomes, to map your course, to determine acceptable evidence, and to plan learning experiences and instruction. (1 hour—includes post-presentation discussion)

Creating Authentic Assessments

Learn to create authentic assessment aligned to learning outcomes. (1 hour, 17 minutes—includes post-presentation discussion)

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Writing Good Multiple-Choice Questions

Multiple-Choice Questions Part 1: Pros and cons of utilizing multiple-choice questions and simple guidelines on how to best design effective questions. (20 minutes)

Designing Questions that Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Multiple-Choice Questions Part 2: Design questions that target not just factual recall and basic understanding, but students' higher-order thinking skills. (12 minutes)

Options and Considerations Around Affordable Course Materials

Learn about the options OHIO instructors have in the selection of quality course materials that meet their course objectives but enable savings for students. Presenters review the pros and cons of a variety of commercial textbook alternatives, methods for discovery and inclusion, and the University’s support structures around these options. (31 minutes)

Student Development Theory for Online Instruction

Introductory information about student development theory and actionable steps you can take in the (digital) classroom. (1 hour)

Putting Your Course Online in a Hurry

Straightforward examples, tips, and suggestions for how to transition to online teaching in as stress-free a manner as possible. (40 minutes)

Engagement/Classroom Management

Well-being in Times of Challenge

There are many aspects of our well-being and the needs of students can vary greatly. This session will explain the Division of Student Affairs’ framework for well-being and the resources available to support students. Panelists will explore how faculty can infuse well-being into work with students in the classroom and beyond. (56 minutes)


  • Mark Ferguson, Associate Dean of Students & Executive Director of University Well-being & Recreation
  • Paige Klatt, Mental Health Support Coordinator, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Tony Gregory, Assistant Director for Well-being & Fitness, University Well-being & Fitness
  • Ann Brandon, Associate Director, Prevention & Education, University Well-being & Recreation

Student Well-being Workshop: Return to Campus Challenges

As students return to campus after extended time away, transitioning back has been challenging for some. Nationally, we know that students have experienced higher rates of depression and anxiety, our students are not immune to the stressors of the pandemic. This session will explore some of those challenges with a panel of experts from the Athens campus. (58 minutes)


  • Kathy Fahl, Office of the Dean of Students
  • Dorian Callahan, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Christina Perez, Office for University Accessibility
  • Kimberly Rouse, Survivor Advocacy Program

Resources for Syllabus Development and Student Success

Dr. Audra Anjum, Instructional Designer in the Office of Instructional Innovation, presents this session to facilitate instructor awareness of required and recommended syllabus components as well as resources for student success. (33 minutes)

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Helping to Maximize Student Success: Managing the Expectations of Ourselves and Our Students

Dr. Andrew Pueschel presents this session. Maximizing the student success opportunities for our students results from making students aware of their own learning expectations as well as communicating expectations on how to engage with us, the instructors. This engaging and reflective experiential learning session will allow participants to explore the process of learning and to discover best practices in "managing up" to increase their potential for success in the classroom . . . and beyond! (41 minutes)

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Connecting and Engaging with our Students in the Virtual Classroom

Methods for faculty-to-student, student-to-content, and student-to-student engagement are explored in this brief video conducted by Dr. Meg Flanigan, Associate Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning. (21 minutes)

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Methods for Engagement and Maintaining Presence in Online Courses

Tips, tricks, and best practices for methods of engagement and maintaining presence in online courses through creative writing, media, and tools. Easy examples show you quick applicable ways to effectively communicate to your students online and personalize the course to make it your own. (30 minutes)

Adapting a Classroom Discussion Assignment for the Online Environment

Ways instructors can adapt a classroom assignment to an online environment. (10 minutes)

Technology Workshops


Course Layout Basics

Introduction to best practices in laying out your course for keeping students focused on content rather than course navigation. (48 minutes)

Starter Guide to Streaming Resources: Film & Media Subject Guide

This presentation offers highlights of the four media streaming platforms available via the University Libraries (Academic Videos Online, Swank, Films on Demand, Kanopy), including details on access through embedding and stable URLs, as well as making playlists and creating clips. (Self-paced, 14 slides)

Engagement/Classroom Management

Helping Students Stay Organized in an (Mostly) Online Environment

Students (especially incoming Freshmen) may be overwhelmed with all of the different technologies used across their courses. Faculty have the ability to put assignment calendars and due dates in any number of different locations online. This session will look at how faculty can consolidate important information/dates to a single online location for easier access by students. We will focus on using Blackboard as our information "hub", by adding dues dates to assignments and adding course calendar events so that students can have a "master" calendar across all courses. (1 hour)

Using VoiceThread to Engage Students

Associate Professor Paul Benedict discusses his experiences with using VoiceThread to engage students in an online modality. Paul uses VoiceThread as a presentation platform, a discussion prompt, and for student presentations/pitches. (51 minutes)

Creating Assignments that Leverage Digital Library Resources: A Panel Presentation

Three librarians share and describe examples of their collaborations with instructors to utilize library resources, meet information-literacy and course-specific learning outcomes, and effectively engage students in the remote learning environment. (51 minutes)

Creating Multiple-Choice Tests in Blackboard

Multiple-Choice Questions Part 3: How to organize your multiple-choice questions within your test when creating it in Blackboard. (19 minutes)

Qualtrics Overview

How to create, distribute, and review the results from a basic Qualtrics survey. (43 minutes)