Lecturing: Strategies and Relevant Online Tools and Approaches

Lecturing is one of the most commonly used teaching strategies in a university classroom because it is an efficient way for instructors to present or summarize information, provide instructions, model disciplinary approaches, and identify patterns and problems. The following resources include strategies around designing and delivering an effective lecture, and preparing PowerPoint presentations to accompany your lecture:

When lecturing remotely, you have two options – synchronous, real-time communication through a virtual tool (i.e., Microsoft Teams, etc.), or asynchronous communication by posting resources (PowerPoints, video lectures, etc.) and providing students with viewing and follow-up instructions.

Synchronous Lectures

Microsoft Teams is the University of Windsor-supported tool to host and deliver real-time, live lectures. Helpful resources include:

With Microsoft Teams, you can deliver live, interactive classes, hold real-time discussions, and record lectures.

Asynchronous Lectures

Lectures can be pre-recorded and offered asynchronously by uploading to Microsoft Streams. This option has the advantage of ensuring that students who are having technical difficulties or are living in different time zones can have ample opportunity to view all lectures. It also provides all students with a useful study tool. Resources include: