Some of us are just days away from the start of our Fall semester. And whether that is already fully online or hybrid or in-person, it’s likely that your classes may end up being fully online. Successful online teaching is very different from successful in-person teaching, and while no one expects a novice to be great at it immediately, there are simple steps you can take now to help students learn better and help yourself maintain your energy for teaching. Sustainable, enjoyable teaching this fall is possible, even now. To help, I’ve created a table of contents for blog posts related to online, remote, and pandemic teaching that I’ve written over the last few months. It appears below.
Thanks to AGT fans and supporters who suggested I create an easier-to-navigate guide to my writing about online teaching. The current organization system grew organically as I wrote near daily from March through June about pandemic teaching, remote teaching, and online teaching. You’ll now find links in each post connecting it to the one before and after it, which it much easier to work through the Online-by-Design blog series, which takes you through all the steps of designing an online course.
Above, Woman Reading in a Garden by Henri Matisse, 1902-1903 shows a white woman wearing a sleeveless white top and a blue skirt leaning over an open book sitting on a table. In her hair is a pink bow or flower, and green foliage appears behind her.
The links below are in near-chronological order, with some skips (when, for example, I was sharing news about something not related to online teaching) and some pre-pandemic posts about online teaching included.
All posts are tagged, so to read by topic, select a tag.
If you find these posts useful, let me know! And if there are other topics that you would like to learn about, please ask. If I’m not the person to answer them, I’ll help find someone who can.
- START HERE: Building an Online-by-Design Course
- Framing Your Online Course
- Choosing Materials for Your Online Class
- Choosing Assignments for Your Online Students
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: Office Hours and Contacting the Instructor
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: Sensitive Material
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: Grades and Grading
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: Classroom Interactions and Recording
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: Revisions and Agreement to the Syllabus
- Policies for an Online-by-Design Course: University Requirements
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: How to Get Help
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: Mandatory Reporting
- Policies for Online-by-Design Courses: Due Dates, Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Work
- Beyond Policies and Schedule: Other Requirements for Your Syllabus
- Your Syllabus Checklist
- Who are your online students?
- 8 Things You Probably Won’t Like about Teaching Online
- And 8 Things You Might Just Love about Teaching Online
- Building Your Online Classroom Shell: Level 1 and Level 2
- Building Your Online Classroom Shell: Level 3: Lessons and Assignments
- A Reminder of Who is Hurt by Insisting that Students Share Images of their Personal Lives
- Building Your Online Classroom Shell: Final Steps
- Teaching Them How to be Online Students: Suggestions for Lessons and Assignments
- Gender Bias will Still Happen in Remote Teaching
- Managing Email in an Online Classroom
- Privacy from Apps in Online Classrooms
- Privacy, Equity, Accessibility: Reducing Risk of Harm
- Protecting Privacy in Synchronous Activities
- Welcoming Students to Their Online Class
- Be Kinder than You Think Your Students Need
- Curbing Cheating Online: Understanding Why Students Cheat
- Curbing Cheating Online: Remote Proctoring
- FERPA Updates in the time of COVID
- Curbing Cheating Online: The Problem of Ringers
- Plagiarism Detection Software IS Academic Dishonesty
- Curbing Cheating Online: Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity
- Why and How to “Handhold” in an Online Classroom–For Students’ Sake and Yours
- Successful Grading in an Online Classroom
- Ten Time Saving, Stress-Reducing Tips for Online Teaching to Implement Before Your Semester Even Starts
- For students’ sake, use your LMS’ gradebook
- Helping Students Stay Motivated in Online Courses
- Teaching an Online Class You Inherited
- Teaching a Class of Someone Else’s Design: The Threat of Online Teaching to Intellectual Freedom and Freedom of Speech
- Teaching a Course Someone Else Designed: Helping Students through a Disruption
- Some Suggestions for Online Exams and Quizzes
- A Strategy for Curbing Online Cheating: Test Banks
- Preparing Classes to Continue if You are Ill
- Preparing Classes to Continue if You are Ill
- How to Grade Discussion Boards Efficiently and Get Even Better Conversation from Students
- Please Don’t Require Synchronous Work in Your Remote Classes
- Why Discussion Boards can be More Effective than Synchronous Conversations in Digital Classrooms
- Robust Discussion Boards Begin with Great Questions
- Setting the Tone for Discussion Boards
- You Probably Don’t Know Your Students as Well as You Think You Do (and That’s Okay, but You Still Have to Design for Their Success)
- Maslow over Bloom
- Allowing for a Grief Mindset
- Please do a bad job of putting your courses online
Like what you read? Support it! Now’s a great time to support academic mothers, especially with the necessary closure of schools and child care centers.
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