Teaching in 2021

Temple University will deliver courses in a variety of modalities in 2021, some of which may be new for faculty. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) has designed this guide to assist you in planning and implementing pedagogically sound courses in 2021, no matter the modality.  

Thinking about the best approach? Our website resources and our faculty developers can help you think about how to design an effective course online, in a physically distanced in-person class, or in a hybrid modality. We can also help you brainstorm solutions to your stickier problems and act as a sounding board while you make pedagogical decisions. 

Thinking about the best tools? The links below and our educational technology specialists can help you identify and implement the right tools to support your teaching goals, including how to maximize Canvas, Zoom, Ensemble Anthem, and VoiceThread to create interactive, engaging, and collaborative online environments. We can show you how to record your lectures, use screencasting, proctoring, and polling solutions, collaborative software, and other technological tools to benefit learning.

The CAT is here to help! We have moved online, but not out of reach!

Click a link below to start planning! 


Looking for programs, in-depth conversation, or individual support?

In addition to the resources available on this website, check out the following:

  • The CAT's Teaching Online Short Course for Faculty or Online Teaching Institute will give you the tools you need to help you develop an online course from scratch!
  • CAT has workshops to help you teach your courses successfully in various modalities.
  • Schedule an online consultation with one of CAT’s faculty developers or educational technology specialists during our normal business hours, in the evening or on the weekend.
  • Call us at 215-204-8761 during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m EST. Our specialists are still there on the other side of the phone line.
  • Email cat@temple.edu and a CAT staff member will answer your questions via email or get back to you to set up an appointment.
  • Visit our Zoom Drop-in EdTech Lab, a virtual lab that will be staffed by educational technology specialists during our regular business hours.
  • Get 24/7 support for Canvas and Zoom.

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