These resources and guides should help you select and learn more about technologies and practices that can support flexible teaching and learning. Contact the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning if you would like assistance rethinking or modifying your course.
Technology tools and strategies can be employed for conducting assessments online.
Blackboard provides a centralized tool for you to communicate with students, post and distribute learning materials, and collect and assess student work.
Beyond just creating your own content, look for existing content sources that can save you time. In addition to the resources below, check with your textbook publisher or professional association to see if they have anything available.
Interactivity and community are important to ensure that students still feel supported by you and connected to one another.
Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has developed many resources for faculty, including an extensive faculty toolkit, with tips and strategies for culturally responsive teaching. Other helpful resources on inclusive teaching include:
Hold entire class sessions or office hours with web conferencing tools.
For more on tips on getting started teaching online, visit the NIU Online Teaching Quick Start. Also, see Recommendations to Increase Student Engagement in Online Courses for recommendations shared by NIU faculty and staff.
Additionally, the following resources and recommendations shared by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) may be of particular interest and can be immediately put to use.
You can quickly create your own video content using the following tools:
Additional helpful resources on video creation:
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