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Faculty Online Teaching Resources March 31, 2020

by Laurie Blandino on 2020-03-31T13:32:00-05:00 | Comments

Discipline-specific resources:



Creative Assignment Ideas for Teaching at a Distance

From Bard -- collection of low-tech assignments that the Center for Experimental Humanities developed for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. Assignments could be applied beyond humanities contexts: the webinar on the page includes a discussion led by Maria Sachiko Cecire, Associate Professor of Literature and Director of the Center for Experimental Humanities, and Gabriel Perron, Assistant Professor of Biology, where they discuss applying these approaches.



This repository of free, openly licensed content included resources created by Louisiana faculty and items aligned to the courses most commonly taught in the state.


Textbook Publisher Responses

This page from the Association of American Publishers aggregates information from the largest commercial textbook publishers as they respond to the pandemic by extending offerings to students.


Art, Music, Dramatic Arts, Dance


Teaching Theatre Online: A Shift in Pedagogy Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Originally created by Dr. Daphnie Sicre at Loyola Marymount University. Covers resources for subdisciplines of theatre.


Resources for Moving Dance-Based Pedagogy Online

Approaches to technique, choreography, performance, and collaboration via the Dance Studies Association. Also this document provides resources and links to webinar recordings: Considerations for Moving University Dance Classes Online.


Christopher Bill Guide to Remote Music Education

Includes free and at-a-cost resources and ideas for ways to approach classes online. There is also a Facebook Group for Music Education.


Resources for Teaching Music and Audio Production Online

Covers online classes, rehearsals, performances, and a variety of tools and resources for music engineering.


Online Art & Design Studio Instruction in the Age of Social Distancing

A public Facebook group with conversation to share resources and problem solve challenges.


Humanities, Religion, Languages, Creative Writing


Rapid Response Pedagogy Resources: Moving Your Creative Writing Courses Online

Assay is collecting lesson plans and best practices to help colleagues make the shift from face-to-face to online teaching as the need arises. Go to this page to see resources to date.


Humanities Coronavirus Syllabus 

“To help us think and teach about contagion, global health, and community in a time of social distancing and fear, we are collecting contributions to this crowd-sourced syllabus, which focuses on literary, historical, philosophical/religious, and cultural aspects of the current health crisis and its history.”


Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors

A free, openly licensed book that helps instructors move their classes online using the PARS approach.


Example of a Walkthrough of Online Course

Patricia Akhimie, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Newark, provides colleagues with suggestions for teaching online and a walkthrough of her online class, Shakespeare: Early Works.


Putting our Language Courses Online: A Resources Round-Up (and a Work in Progress)

Provides tips for thinking about the online course in addition to resources.


Religious Studies: Get Resourceful for REL #COVID19

Suggestions for Intro to Religious Studies, New Testament, seminar courses, and more.


Bringing Your Course Online: Resources Compiled by the Modern Language Association

Includes resources to reflect and make a plan, decide on an approach and select tools, and revise class assignments and activities. There is also a collection of resource guides that address teaching in the current moment, digital pedagogy, and discipline-specific concerns.




Teaching College Science Classes When Resources are Limited

Interactive discussion with WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) members about teaching college sciences classes during an emergency. Participants include science faculty from Oregon State, U of Central Florida, and Colorado Community Colleges.


How to Quickly (and Safely) Move a Lab Course Online

Recommendations for instructor-created labs, lab kits, and virtual labs and simulations.


Biology Teaching in the Time of COVID-19: How to Transfer to Online Learning

From the American Society for Microbiology. Includes general tips and links to ASM teaching resources.


Chemistry: Tips for Teaching in the Time of Coronavirus

Veterans of teaching chemistry online offer advice for professors challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Virtual Chem Course Resources

Includes resources for various subdisciplines of chemistry.


Strategies for teaching chemistry online

Private Facebook group.

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