More Ideas for a Quick Transition to Online Teaching

  • If you haven’t reviewed or updated your syllabus, we recommend creating a clear and detailed syllabus. Reading assignments, homework, projects and quizzes should have due dates, descriptions and grading rubrics. More detail on your syllabus is helpful when moving to online teaching.
  • Update your class page (LMS) with the best ways to contact you directly, how to ask a question, and how you plan to connect with them during the week.
  • Ask yourself if it’s okay for students to work at their own pace and schedule, or if you expect them to do schoolwork roughly during the same hours that school would normally be in session. In other words, is it okay for students to complete their work at 10 or 11 pm?
  • Your school and class may use additional technology already in place. For handouts unrelated to the textbook, you might consider posting them to students via your LMS. Students can view or print them and upload a photo or scan of the completed work.
  • When you assign papers, video, presentations or group work, utilize your class page (LMS) for uploading and sharing documents. To create engagement, ask students to view and comment on their classmates’ work.
  • When students turn in work or ask questions, consider adding them as a Note to share with the whole class.

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Examples in this guide use the TextbookHub platform for schools. Teachers using TextbookHub at their school can access these features with any textbook from any publisher on the TextbookHub platform.

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