Online Teaching Resources

We've collected links to online teaching resources.  If you know of other good resources, please let us know:  

Swarthmore Academic Technology Workshops

Enroll in our ITS Workshops Moodle page for access to the following recordings and materials:

  • Moodle Refresher

  • Moodle Best Practices

  • Interactive Techniques for Blended/ Hybrid Learning

  • Doing More with Moodle: Using Rubrics for Student Success

  • Online Assessment in Moodle

  • Google Apps for Collaboration and Group Work

  • On-Campus Remote Teaching Studios

  • DIY Home Teaching Studio

  • Alternative Grading Methods

  • Assignment Redesign: Connecting Content, Pedagogy, and Technology

  • Building Online Community

General Remote Teaching Resources

Stanford has an informative site for faculty teaching remotely, including a set of best practices for lectures, lab activities, fostering collaboration among students, and assessing student work.

Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption - from Stanford (Jenae Cohn and Beth Seltzer)

Going Online in a Hurry - Vanderbilt

Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hybrid Course Resources

HyFlex Course Design Examples - example 50 and 75 minute sessions with details for teaching the same course to Synchronous in person, Blended online, and Asynchronous online students.  From Kevin Kelly's article, "COVID-19 Planning for Fall 2020: A Closer Look at Hybrid-Flexible Course Design".  


Strategies for Exams During Remote Learning - from Amherst's Center for Teaching and Learning 

Unproctored Online Assessments - University of Wisconsin Extended Campus Resource

Best Practices for Online Tests - Pepperdine

Thwarting online exam cheating without proctor supervision  - Jr, Cluskey, & Ehlen, Craig & Raiborn, Mitchell. (2011). Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.


Restructuring Natural Science Labs for Remote Teaching - from Amherst's Center for Teaching and Learning 

Remote Science Labs - from The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard

Firsthand or secondhand data in school labs: It does not make a difference - Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16, 013102 – Published 9 March 2020

Virtual Chemistry and Simulations resources from ACS

7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Labs - EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

Studio Art

Ideas for teaching clay online

Worst Case Scenario

If worst comes to worst ...

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