A new resource for teaching online is now available to assist instructors as the university moves online in the upcoming Fall semester.
Teaching Online is designed to support instructors who are now pressed to offer course material virtually.
The site introduces instructors to principles, practices, and resources focused on effective teaching and course design, and moves through the specific tools and technologies that they can use to teach online.
From communicating with students, to creating lesson plans and assessments, to designing for diversity, the site is intended to act as a one-stop-shop where instructors can find resources for all aspects of course design.
Susan Dennison, Faculty of Nursing, said that the available information related to teaching online can be overwhelming. “This site provides some key resources and information for faculty as we prepare for the fall semester all in one location,” she said. “It will be especially great for our part-time sessional instructors.”
The Centre for Teaching and Learning compiled and organized resources from across the University of Windsor with the Office of Open Learning, IT Services, Experiential Learning, and Faculties from across the campus also contributing to the project.