With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe, the CDC is urging American institutions of higher education to respond accordingly. Temple University has moved all courses online for Spring 2020 and will continue to teach online for Summer I 2020. As a university, we need to help students maintain progress in completing their spring coursework. We also need to begin planning to design and teach pedagogically sound courses in Summer I.
In order to assist you in completing the spring semester online and in preparing to design and teach a summer course online, The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) has prepared this guide to help you make this transition.
Our EdTech team and faculty developers will be available to support you as you teach online.
Faculty developers can help you think about how to design an effective course online, decide on alternative assessments that work in an online environment, rethink assignments for the online space or generate new and innovative ways to deepen student learning. Developers can also help you brainstorm solutions to your stickier problems and act as a sounding board while you make pedagogical decisions.
Educational technology specialists can help you identify the right tools to accomplish your teaching tasks online, and then learn how to use these tools. They can show you how to maximize Canvas, Zoom and VoiceThread to create interactive, engaging, and collaborative online environments. They can show you how to record your lectures, use screencasting, proctoring and polling solutions, and conduct office hours virtually.