With the abrupt shift to remote instruction in the Spring of 2020, teaching in the Humanities has faced a new set of challenges in delivering the best instruction to students who are now globally scattered.
The resources below have been selected to aid you in considering some approaches and ideas that can make your remote class as successful as possible.
Considerations for Successful Remote Instruction
- Active Learning Strategies for Remote Teaching – This guide helps instructors match active learning strategies you may be familiar with from face-to-face to instruction with remote teaching strategies for enhancing student engagement. The guide includes strategies suitable for live interaction over Zoom and recorded lectures, as well as asynchronous activities students can complete independently.
- Community Building & Inclusive Teaching in Remote and Online Classes – Translate community-building practices online by creating a sense of inclusivity and care
- Designing for Remote Teaching and Learning – This CCLE course is designed to immerse UCLA instructors in the experience of learning online as it offers ideas and insights for teaching remotely. Overall, it aims to provide you with the opportunity to consider, test, and adapt best practices in online course design, teaching, and learning assessment. Note that you need to be logged into CCLE for this link to work.
- Fostering social interaction among students – While social interaction between students is not often considered a goal in the classroom, acknowledging it and addressing it in a way that complements the curriculum can improve student satisfaction, interest, and ultimately success in the course.
- Inclusive Strategies for Remote Teaching – Inclusive teaching practices help create educational environments in which any individual can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate in the learning process
- Live, drop-in online instructional support (Mon-Friday, 10am-3pm).: ucla.zoom.us/j/865893942
- Request instructional help and training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Documentation and Sample Sites
- CCLE Documentation as well as a complete break down of the different tools that are available.
- How to edit videos on a Macintosh computer.
- How to edit videos on a Windows computer.
- Planning for Academic Continuity UCLA Administration
- Resources for Teaching Remotely (UCLA specific). This community built site has some great tips, ideas, instructional videos, and best practices for those unfamiliar with remote instruction.
- Documentation for students on how to access your class over Zoom, including best practices.
- UCLA Student Code of Conduct (PDF)
- UCLA and LA backgrounds for Zoom.
- Working Remotely (for all employees)