1. Create your course framework
Remote teaching and learning guidelines for USask instructors
- Take inventory: Gather and reflect on your teaching practices, learning & lecture materials, and the learning activities you used in your face-to-face course. Also consider your assessment plan and how you provided feedback and connected with learners.
- Confirm your course outcomes: Review the learning outcomes in your existing course. Ensure these clearly articulate the things you want students to be able to do at the end of your remote course.
- Create a clear and consistent structure: A structure that can easily be delivered remotely using Blackboard or Canvas includes segmented sections of content broken into chunks called learning modules. Each learning module has its own module outcomes, assessment/feedback, and learning activities that should align with, and be explicitly tied to, your course learning outcomes.
Create the Frame
A guided reflection process to help you take inventory and create a clear and consistent structure.
A collection of resources designed to give you more information.
- Does the University of Saskatchewan have a comprehensive guide for remote teaching? - USask Remote Development Guide
- Where can I see a sample of an online course design plan?
- Where can I find a template for creating my learning modules?
- How do I design learning modules for asynchronous learning?
- I need help understanding my course delivery options (synchronous, asynchronous, mixed)
- What considerations do I need to make regarding my remote course syllabus?
- What are some action verbs I can use when creating my learning outcomes?
- How can I take inventory of what I already have when creating my remote course?
- What support does the University Library provide for remote teaching?
USask Winter 2020 Student Feedback
When he adds textbook diagrams and further explains them in his slides is very helpful. He also chose a format that works extremely well (in my opinion) with students! He chose a live classroom format which allows students to comment and questions as class is going on. I find this super helpful and it made learning the material online less stressful.
Both prior to, and after the pandemic, I found the lecture capture was an absolute lifesaver. Knowing that the lecture was being recorded stopped me from panicking about not being able to catch up.
Having lectures that were narrated was especially effective; I wish all my classes had that! Posting interactive exercises which were instantly graded was also a good way to practice course content.
The slides were very clear and additional videos helped a lot. The lecture material also meshes well with the textbook so learning from home was very easy.
Table of Contents
- Create your course framework
- Build your remote course:
- Connect & Check-in with learners regularly