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5 Tips for Instructors Teaching Remotely

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

OIT News  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  By Nicole Johnson
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An instructor teaching a course remotely. (Rakitha Perera/UNLV OIT)

Remote instruction has its own unique challenges, but these tips can help instructors be successful when teaching online this upcoming semester.

Organize your course materials online 
As the university' learning management system, WebCampus is the best place for you to keep class information. Students use it to easily access course content, like LinkedIn Learning and University Libraries videos; submit assignments; and engage in class activities. Use the Office of Online Education template to arrange your class. 

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 Google Docs 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