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Note: This document was adapted from a document created by Jenae Cohn and Brian Seltzer, Stanford University, California. Their work was outstanding and served as the basis for Hobart and William Smith Colleges guide for Academic Continuity During Disruption.

Excellent Websites

Rapid Online Course Development Guide – Comprehensive website from Syracuse University for online course development and instruction best practices

Pedagogy and Method

Fourteen Simple Strategies to Reduce Cheating on Online Examinations

Transform a Face to Face Class into an Online Class – Useful link applicable to both
lectures, workshops, and other methods.

Distance/Online Teaching Tips – Yale resource with good suggestions on assessing and promoting discussion

Keep on Teaching – Pepperdine site outlining pedagogical methods for lectures,
labs, and online collaborative work

Online Pedagogy – FSU page on online pedagogy.  Dense but has several useful articles discussing remote techniques.

Course Continuity – Step by step checklist from Fordham on how to teach online with strategies and assistance to assist in planning

11 Things to Consider when Moving Your Course Online – Created by Connecticut College Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) and Instructional Technology (IT)

Introduction to Design, Develop, and Implement Online Instruction – Comprehensive guide on how to build a course

Purdue Facilitating Online Discussion – Online discussions

Adjusting Student Habits During Remote Instruction

Academic Advising during Social Distancing

Remote Testing and Assessment Methods and Tips – Good guide to the various types of online tests available

Alternatives to Traditional Exams and Papers – Several ideas broken down by desired learning outcome – some unique ideas

Alternatives to Exams – Rutgers PowerPoint with specific suggestions

Berkeley Alternatives to Traditional Testing – Non Remote Specific, but good primer on alternative methods with solid explanations

Types of Online Assessments – Penn State Remote specific guide outlining several different methods complete with explanations

Moving Online Now: How to keep teaching during the coronavirus – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coping with Coronavirus: How Faculty Members can support students in traumatic times – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Discussion Rubrics

Grading Rubric for Discussion Posts (100+ sized class)

Online Discussions Participation Rubric

Remote Discussion Rubric

Rubric: Discussion Forum

Online Discussion Rubric

Science, Math, and Labs

ChemCollective – Free online chemistry lab simulations

LabXchange – Extensive multimedia center for multiple disciplines

Merlot Science Collective – Open Educational Resource includes thousands of free science simulations

#OnlineLabSci – Curated list of online lab lessons and resources

PhET Interactive Simulations – free online and teaching activities for multiple disciplines

Online Resources for Migration

Geoscience Online Teaching Resources

Ecology/Env Sci Field Online Learning Resources


Teaching Theater Online (Exhaustive list of resources put together by Loyola Marymount faculty of theater pedagogy, tips/techniques for online instruction. Has a lot of everything on anything.)

Dance-based Pedagogy Online (Wisconsin Dance Studio Association resource – does marvelous job with a difficult to teach online task)

Moving Production Courses Online – University of Denver guidance on remote teaching media production courses


Ultimate Museum Guide (resource listing of every museum with an online education/exhibit/virtual tour posted)

World History Commons (archive of historical articles and educational material)

Religious Studies

Resources for Religious Studies Remote (decent list of online religious studies materials for higher education)

Language Resources

Tandem (Android/IOS App)

Speaky (Android/IOS App)


Zoom: Teach Online Class Sessions – Excellent primer on how to teach sessions using Zoom as a tool – gives a complete class example

Teaching Inclusively Remotely

Best Practices for Accessibility in Online Learning


Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 – CDC