Keep Teaching: Support from CTL When Teaching During Uncertain Times
Given the uncertainty surrounding teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Teaching and Learning has compiled a set of teaching and learning resources and CTL services to assist faculty as they prepare for different blended modes of teaching. These resources and services are in no way policies for remote or blended teaching, simply resources for support and flexible innovation. Each section below provides a brief description and a link to a page with more detailed resources. You will also find Institute-wide resources on the Georgia Tech Services and Support site and extensive asynchronous resources from the Georgia Tech Remote Teaching Academy Canvas course (log-in required).
Remember, flexibility is key throughout your planning and during the semester. Many traditional course plans might not translate directly to a remote or blended model. However, adapting particular aspects of your course to a remote environment will allow you to still achieve the learning goals and outcomes for your course. As a place to start, this comprehensive resource from Brown University offers excellent suggestions for adapting coursework and student interaction for remote learning in an inclusive manner.
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With a flexible approach to remote teaching, you can achieve your learning objectives for students.
How do I get started with remote teaching?
For many Georgia Tech faculty, teaching remotely might be new and very different than teaching face-to-face. On this page, we offer some specific tips when moving a course designed to be on-campus to a remote environment.
How can I teach content to my students if I move to a remote environment?
Many of the tools Tech instructors already use - especially Canvas - work well to organize and share content to your students remotely. This page covers some Canvas tips as well as an overview or synchronous vs. asynchronous lectures.
How can I modify my assignments to be more effective for remote learning?
Many assignments planned for a face-to-face course can translate into a remote instruction environment with some tweaks and flexibility. This page looks at group projects and alternative assignments and offers tips for collecting these assignments.
How can I use projects and lower-stakes assessments while teaching remotely?
High-stakes assessments can be a challenge in a remote environment, so this page provides alternative, lower-stakes assessments instructors can consider to offer students more opportunities to demonstrate their learning in the course.
How might I handle exams and high-stakes assessments?
This page focuses on ways to rethink high-stakes exams given the special conditions of remote instruction. Also, this additional page on the Georgia Tech Services and Support for Academic Continuity site provides detailed, Institute-approved advice for giving exams and high-stakes assessment during the COVID-19 period.
What can I do if I teach a lab, studio, or service learning course?
Courses with hands-on components such as labs, studios, and service-learning present an additional challenge in the move to remote teaching. But resources abound to help instructors think through what can be done to help students still achieve the course's learning objectives.
How can I communicate with my students using technology during this time?
Regular communication with students is crucial in a remote online course since you do not have the face-to-face time to remind students of upcoming work, deadlines, or opportunities. This page shares tips for communicating without overwhelming students.
How can I ensure my online resources and remote teaching materials comply with accessibility policies?
Accessibility is important both on campus and in remote courses, though the accommodations and adaptations may differ. This page answers questions about accessibility of course materials and Tech-supported technology you can use to develop accessible materials for students.
How can TAs contribute to remote teaching?
TAs can be invaluable partners to instructors and resources for students in a remote course. On this page, you'll find some initial thoughts on how TAs can contribute to your course.
How can I support academic well-being?
Understanding and supporting students' academic wellbeing has been a priority for Tech, and it remains a priority for remote courses. Students are dealing with the uncertainty and disruptions caused by the pandemic just as we are. Read about a variety of different ways you can build community and connect to students during this time.
What can I use to collect feedback from students on their remote learning experience?
Import the CTL Early Semester Feedback Form into your course Canvas site.
How can I get help with my unique questions about remote teaching?
CTL faculty are available to collaborate with you as you move to remote teaching. Please complete this form to request a virtual consultation.