Transition to a Temporary Digital Environment

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These are unusual circumstances and you have certainly found yourself there in some way before. We encourage you to not try to replicate what you do in the classroom, because that would be virtually impossible, but to identify the core goals you want your students to accomplish between now and the end of the semester and then think creatively about how you can accomplish those. It will not be ideal. A really good online course takes months (sometimes years) of planning – but this is an exceptional time and we have no doubt that how you engage with your students will be frustrating at times but also intellectually and relationally rewarding.

Schedule a face-to-face or video consultation meeting with Dr. Riley Caldwell-O'Keefe or Dr. Sarah Bunnell. We are happy to support you in teaching your classes now and in helping you plan to transition your classes to a temporary digital learning environment. 

Guide to Planning for Academic Continuity

Disciplinary and Pedagogically-based Resources for Teaching Remotely during COVID-19

Academic Technology Services (ATS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) have jointly created a webpage, titled Teaching and Learning During COVD-19, that describes resources that are available to facilitate online teaching.

We Offer Assistance Throughout the Semester

The academic year has a flow and we find that there are common needs and some commonly used resources at each time of the semester but please feel free to contact us for any teaching need at any time—there is no question too small or challenge too big.  We are here to help you reach your goals for teaching. Please visit our consultations page to find out more about consultation services we provide or to schedule a consultation. Please visit our teaching resources pages for an A - Z list of resources to support your teaching.

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Course Design


Syllabus Design

"How to Teach a Good First Day of Class" (Chronicle)


Inclusive Curricular Practices (HSTEM)

Engage in Mid-Term Assessment


Toolbox for Difficult Dialogues

This is a time to help students process their learning.

Meet with us to better understand your students' feedback.


Consider writing about your teaching.