News and Updates on Remote Teaching
The latest updates and resources for faculty about remote teaching at Ohio University are posted below. Content is provided by the Remote Teaching Coordinators (RTC) and other faculty and staff who are available to help instructors with any challenges they face related to remote teaching. RTCs are an excellent first point of contact for any questions you have related to teaching remotely.
The academic policy information was developed by the Academic Policy and Process group, one of the fall planning groups chaired by outgoing and incoming Faculty Senate Vice Chairs/University Curriculum Council Chairs Sara Helfrich and Ben Bates, and has been approved by the provost’s office. The Academic Policy and Process group also consulted or received approval from appropriate shared governance committees.
Instructors are able to view sample Blackboard courses designed to promote best practices in course design, inclusive pedagogy, and technology for remote and online teaching. Sample course templates can be applied to your semester course via request.
Spring and Summer 2020
The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII), Office of Information Technology (OIT), and University Libraries are continuing to help faculty adapt their courses to remote teaching for the summer and beyond. Faculty can work with these offices to get the support they need now—to implement strategies and tools in summer courses, and plan for the possibility that courses could be offered remotely in the fall.
We know you want to stay safe and healthy during these trying times; it would be nice to maintain your sanity and maybe take care of your body as well. From that idea, the Wellness website was created and launched.
The University Libraries are helping faculty explore ways to bring in-class activities to the online environment. This article provides several resources available through the Libraries, including their Digital Archives, primary sources, sessions and worksheets, Teams modules, and more.
The use of reflective assessments can be very beneficial in your online course. Reflection serves as a critical thinking exercise and can help to assess student attitudes, values, and dispositions. The following is a list of a few reflective activities that can be done in an online environment:
April 7, 2020
April 3, 2020
Getting Feedback to Your Students
March 30, 2020
Hybrid-Flexible Course Design
March 28, 2020
Five Tips for Running a Discussion Board
March 27, 2020
Keep Teaching Site Updated
March 26, 2020
Important Dates and Student Contact Tips
March 25, 2020
Resource: Moving Online Now
March 24, 2020
Check Students' Access and Review Teaching Resources
March 20, 2020
Remote Teaching Coordinators and Using Proctortrack