Remote Teaching

Remote Teaching and Teaching Continuity

The Remote Teaching and Teaching Continuity Resource section is intended to aid faculty in transitioning in-residence class sessions to remote settings (such as online). While inclement weather, health concerns, or conference travel can cause faculty to cancel a class session, it is helpful to also plan for a situation in which faculty may be absent or the campus is closed for an elongated period and instruction needs to continue as smoothly as possible.

Doing so effectively involves more than simply posting materials online. There are several ways to keep learning active and encourage student engagement. You likely already use several of the strategies described, especially if you teach online.

Please consult the Distance Learning Remote Strategies page for additional information and strategies for using Desire2Learn to facilitate remote learning.

The Remote Teaching section of the CETL site includes the resources below. Navigate by by clicking the links directly below or from the Remote Teaching tab near the top of the site.

*NOTE: For information on preventing unwanted participants in a Zoom session, see the Holding Real-Time Virtual Classes page.

An online forum to post questions

A space to share practices you're using and resources you've found

An archive of emails sent to faculty from the Vice President of TLSD

Suggestions for communicating remotely

Information on technology platforms and practices for live online sessions

Technology information and suggestions for recording content

Tips for creating online discussions

Tips for writing textual instructions

Resources for collecting and grading assignments

A collection of announcements from ECC student support offices and links to external resources

NOTE: While online and hybrid courses may be familiar to you and to your students, switching to remote teaching due to campus closures is likely to create uncertainty for you as a teacher and for your students. Remote teaching can be a short term solution, but as with regularly scheduled teaching, it’s important to try things out, acknowledge challenges, and continue to communicate with your students and with your colleagues.

If you have questions or would like additional resources, please contact Tyler Roeger, Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, at troeger@elgin.edu, or Tim Moore, Associate Dean for Instructional Improvement & Distance Learning, at tmoore@elgin.edu.