Online resources for teaching online
UPDATE 26 May: New page on planning for autumn semester, 2020
18 May: information about a new platform for creating and sharing recordings can be found on the page about Recordings.
Campus classes have been cancelled in order to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. On these pages, we have gathered resources to jump-start your online classes.
Start by taking a quick look at the page First Aid, May 2020, and check that you have taken necessary steps to keep the course up and running!
If you are looking ahead, towards next term, please also visit the page Planning for Autumn Semester, 2020.
Then, you can return to this page, and start looking at how you can move the course online. We have purposely kept some of the information brief in order to get the information out as soon as possible. Information will be updated continuously.
Under Adapting for online, you will find general advice, as well as a step-by-step guide on how to convert your campus course into an online course
Methods & tools for teaching has short introductions to various online tools, with links to user guides etc.
Assessment online describes online alternatives for assessment
At FAQ - online teaching you will find a growing body of answers to frequently asked questions
Support & sharing ideas contains contact information to support services, whether you are looking for technical or pedagogical support. There is also a collection of tips, resources etc., as well as a page where teachers can share successful ideas and practices. You are welcome to contribute to both these pages!
Before you start: four important things to remember!
- In spite of high stress levels, don’t rush into your move to online, without co-ordination and co-operation
It is likely that you are not the only teacher on the course. Always discuss with your colleagues before you start adding online activities. In this way, you ensure that the students meet a well organised course, and they will appreciate that their teachers work as one team. Another advantage is that you will gain from working with, and learning from each other.
- Bring the administrative staff into your planning at an early stage
The current, massive turn from campus to distance courses will also affect the workload of the administrative staff at your department, and may bring along new routines, new tasks. and new expectations. Take care to consult with them as soon as you start planning your re-made course!
- Check the formal side of the transition
Ask your director of studies, and/or read the information in Medarbetarportalen, in order to check that you keep within regulations, especially regarding alternative forms of assessment!
- You do not need to solve all practical and pedagogical problems all by yourself
Your time is precious. If you wish to learn more about any aspect of online teaching, or if you find it difficult to find relevant information online, or if you are facing difficult decisions regarding pedagogical and/or practical matters: do not wait with asking for advice and assistance!
Ask your colleagues if they can help you, especially if some of them have taught distance courses. Check out the page Support and sharing of ideas. And at any time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!