IT Teaching Resources

A compilation of articles, tools, and techniques based upon instructors’ experience in the online classroom. Browse the collection below or use the filters to find a resource that matches your needs.​

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Building video-based learning experiences with Panopto

Now integrated into Canvas, the Panopto video platform can enhance presence and streamline access to media

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Utilizing Kahoot to assess understanding

Kahoot is an online platform for hosting interactive quizzes and knowledge-based competitions

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How to use Google Jamboard to build ideas visually

Google Jamboard is a virtual whiteboard that elevates collaboration via sticky notes and doodling tools

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How to use Calendly to schedule meetings

Set up meetings and Zoom links efficiently via online booking tool

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How to utilize Poll Everywhere, a surveying and data-collection platform

Poll Everywhere provides short and versatile polls for data-gathering and feedback in class

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Canvas course organization: Recommendations and templates

A guide on how to use and import premade modules and templates to quickly set up a Canvas course

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Active and interactive learning online

This study compares the learning differences between students in an online writing course and an in-person writing course

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The Flipped Classroom: Engage millennial students through active learning strategies

A literature review on the benefits and challenges of a “flipped classroom” approach

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University students’ mental health amidst the COVID-19 quarantine in Greece

A quantitative study of 1,000 university students in Greece shows the mental health challenges from COVID-19

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YouthTruth Survey: Learning and well-being during COVID-19

A bird’s-eye view of changes to students’ well-being in response to shifts in their learning environments during COVID-19

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The impact of COVID-19 on student mental health

A survey from Active Minds, a leading college mental health organization on the impact of COVID-19 on student mental health

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Student anxiety and depression increasing during school closures

A survey assessing new mental health challenges among California high school and college-aged students

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COVID-19’s mental health effects on children, college students, and adults

This article discusses how college students, children, and adults are uniquely impacted by COVID-19

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How chemists achieve active learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic

A Singaporean study on the transition to online learning

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The instructor’s face in video instruction

Two field studies highlight the value of social cues for motivation, and expresses caution against the one-size-fits-all approaches to instructional design

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How to handle unstable WiFi in Zoom

A short article on how to make Zoom meetings more accessible for students with poor or unstable internet connection

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Recording and sharing Zoom meetings and chat

How to record a synchronous and asynchronous Zoom class and access the chat features

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Canvas FAQ

A collection of answers to the most commonly asked questions about Canvas courses and general Canvas tools and features

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How to organize learner-centered course material

Options and tips for organizing class materials and resources, using a learner-centered Canvas compatible approach

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Zoom FAQ

A collection of answers to the most commonly asked questions about Zoom meetings and the general tools and website features

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Using Zoom breakout rooms

A descriptive guide describing the various ways to create and manage Breakout Rooms in Zoom

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How to download and sign into Zoom

A guide on installing Zoom to your computer and attending a meeting as an authenticated user

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Recommended Zoom meeting security settings

Managing the Zoom security settings to protect your classes from unwanted interactions

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Creating multiple pathways for student participation

Utilizing Zoom chat, Zoom polling, and PollEverywhere to increase student engagement and participation

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Office hours in an online world

A guide presenting ways for instructors to make digital office hours accessible and meaningful to students

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Building community and setting norms during the first day of class

A collection of community and relationship building activities for the first day of class

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Hosting a Zoom meeting or class: Best practices

GSE-IT shares Zoom best practices and how to schedule and host a meeting

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Facilitating class community building before the quarter begins

A collection of college level community and relationship building activities for before the quarter begins

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Participating in a Zoom meeting or class: Best practices

GSE-IT shares best practices and tips for participating in a Zoom meeting

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Collection of teaching resources for instructors and TAs

This collection of internal and external resources can help instructors and teaching teams adapt in-person courses to an online format

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