After you have prepared the content for your course or sessions, it’s time to teach. But before you start teaching, make sure to have a quick look at the checklist below.
Preparation is key. The following tips are relevant for the whole program or course;
- Upload the syllabus to reflect the program;
- Share your expectations;
- Share with your students your expectations of the remote teaching setting, the program, and their participation.
- Execute a bètatest: let someone else go through your course, checking for missing links, files, and other unexpected issues;
- Test the essential upload features that students will use when submitting their work (to avoid last-minute stress about deadlines);
- State clear arrangements for communication;
- Prepare students for Remote Learning;
- Test your setup as if it is the real session;
- Ask a colleague or student to help with a dry run.
- Make sure you go through all the steps of your presentation as if it is the live session, to test animations, links and embedded videos.
- Check out the technical connections (video, audio, screen sharing, input).
- Check the functionalities (user permissions, quizzes, answering questions, etc.).
- Make sure you have some back up from faculty support;
- Explain to participants what they can expect of the session and the lecturers/hosts/moderators (could be done using a set-up slide);
- How long will the session last?
- What is the schedule? Are there different parts/formats to the lecture?
- Is there interaction with the lecturer?
- Are there break-out groups?
- Are there moderators? If so, who are they and what is their role?
- Tell the participants what is expected of them;
- Are they expected to participate actively?
- If so, tell them about using text, camera, and speech.
- For small groups: let the participants introduce themselves.
- When and how can questions be asked?
- What is expected in the break-out sessions (if break-outs are used).
- Include a set-up slide;
- Ask for patience and understanding regarding possible technical difficulties.
- What should participants check (audio, video, etc)?
- What is expected if there are technical difficulties?
- Are there other means of communication if the event of outages (e.g., mail or Brightspace announcements)?
- Share with your students your expectations of the context, the session, and their role.