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News and Updates on Remote Teaching

The latest updates and resources for faculty about remote teaching at Ohio University are posted below. Content is provided by the Remote Teaching Coordinators (RTC) and other faculty and staff who are available to help instructors with any challenges they face related to remote teaching. RTCs are an excellent first point of contact for any questions you have related to teaching remotely.

Fall 2020

Academic Policy Update

The academic policy information was developed by the Academic Policy and Process group, one of the fall planning groups chaired by outgoing and incoming Faculty Senate Vice Chairs/University Curriculum Council Chairs Sara Helfrich and Ben Bates, and has been approved by the provost’s office. The Academic Policy and Process group also consulted or received approval from appropriate shared governance committees. 

Blackboard Templates

Instructors are able to view sample Blackboard courses designed to promote best practices in course design, inclusive pedagogy, and technology for remote and online teaching. Sample course templates can be applied to your semester course via request. 

Spring and Summer 2020

May 13, 2020

The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII), Office of Information Technology (OIT), and University Libraries are continuing to help faculty adapt their courses to remote teaching for the summer and beyond. Faculty can work with these offices to get the support they need now—to implement strategies and tools in summer courses, and plan for the possibility that courses could be offered remotely in the fall.

April 28, 2020

As we all settles into teaching, learning, and working together online, even thinking about sorting through tools and best practices can feel overwhelming. The Office of Information Technology is here to help.

April 23, 2020

We know you want to stay safe and healthy during these trying times; it would be nice to maintain your sanity and maybe take care of your body as well. From that idea, the Wellness website was created and launched.

April 9, 2020

The University Libraries are helping faculty explore ways to bring in-class activities to the online environment. This article provides several resources available through the Libraries, including their Digital Archives, primary sources, sessions and worksheets, Teams modules, and more.

April 7, 2020

The use of reflective assessments can be very beneficial in your online course. Reflection serves as a critical thinking exercise and can help to assess student attitudes, values, and dispositions. The following is a list of a few reflective activities that can be done in an online environment: