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5 Tips for Instructors Teaching Remotely

Academic faculty can apply these tools and resources to their virtual classroom.

OIT News  |  Jan 12, 2021  |  By Nicole Johnson
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Remote instruction has its own unique challenges, but these tips can help instructors be successful when teaching online this upcoming semester.

Post class materials online
In addition to posting assignments and sharing presentations, you can use WebCampus to post assignments, facilitate discussions, and share presentations. You can also post videos from YouTube, Vimeo, LinkedIn Learning, or the UNLV Libraries’ film collection. Please observe copyright and fair use laws.

Create accessible learning materials
Resources are available to help you develop materials that are accessible for all students, including those who use assistive technologies to access digital content. 

Encourage your students to communicate with each other
Suggest they use their university email, Google Chat, Google Meet, text messages, or other technologies to connect with their peers. They can collaborate using G Suite applications like GoogleDocs and Google Drive.

Assess your students
Create assignments, surveys, and quizzes in WebCampus. The gradebook feature allows you to enter and view grades for your students. Add an assignment that requires students to acknowledge the UNLV Academic Misconduct Policy. To deter unauthorized assistance during online exams, you can leverage Respondus tools or follow these assessment tips.

Access library materials
Students can access library resources online to complete research and class projects. The library also has resources you can use to help you teach online. You and your students can also leverage Gartner Research’s IT-related insights for your research, classroom materials, and business projects.

More information and resources can be found on the teaching remotely webpage