Teaching Resources

Resources for best practices for effective teaching and learning.

COVID-19 Remote Instruction

Resources for faculty and students as we navigate the changes caused by COVID-19.


COVID-19 Teaching Tips

Claudia Stanny has authored specialized teaching tips for this difficult time of remote instruction and social distancing.

Teaching in the time of COVID-19 
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, campuses across the country are taking measures to limit person-to-person contact. This week, these measures expanded to include moving instruction to an online or remote delivery format.

Moving online quickly 
In the best of all possible worlds, faculty have time to reflect on their learning goals and the best strategies to help students achieve these goals when they set out to design a course or move a course online. The COVID-19 environment is not the best of all possible worlds.


Check back later for more COVID-19 teaching tips!

Faculty Resources

Below is an extensive list of helpful resources for teaching remotely.

Faculty Support for Remote Instruction
Global Online Instructional Designers will begin supporting faculty remotely on Monday, March 23. Instructional Designers will provide support via WebEx Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. They are happy to schedule appointments at the Global Online downtown office for any faculty who need to utilize our media lab to record videos for their courses.  The address is 630 E. Government St.  Appointments can be scheduled with an instructional designer by logging into the WebEx session listed above. Please also utilize their repository of "how to" videos on their website. We continue to update this page with additional videos and resources to support remote instruction.

UWF Global Online Technology Quick Start Guide
As you develop your plan for teaching remotely, find out what the expectations are for you and your course. Visit uwf.edu for the latest information during campus-wide events. Check with colleagues and your department chair as well; they may provide more details, guidelines, and expectations for class continuity.

UWF Global Online Keep Teaching
A curated list of resources to assist you with specific aspects of delivering instruction

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
(La Societe pur l'avancement de la pedagogie dans l'enseignement superieur (SAPES))
Canadian site for Keep Teaching response to COVID-19.

American Psychological Association
Conference cancelled? Unable to travel to present your scholarship? Advice from APA on how to document this scholarship.

ACUE Coronavirus Message
Includes short videos that show faculty how to create online teaching materials.

Keep Teaching: Resources for Higher Education
Katie Linder and her colleagues at the Kansas State University Global Campus created a virtual community for higher education professionals who need support for teaching remotely. On this site, faculty will find groups associated with specific content areas (Arts, Lab courses, Health, Humanities, etc.) as well as groups associated with specific Learning Management Systems (e.g., a group for Canvas users).

Clemson Academic Continuity
Canvas modules open to the public. Includes links to multiple resources, including links to data sets for STEM disciplines, links to open source activities for disciplines with specific needs (arts, clinical labs, etc.)

Trinity University: Keep Teaching
Useful materials specific to Arts and Humanities disciplines (Art & Studio Art, Music and Applied Music, Performance Arts) as well as Labs, Service Learning/Community Projects, Foreign Languages, Student Presentations. 

Beyond the Discussion Forum: Engaging Online Learners Christine Harrington
YouTube video posted by Scholarly Teaching (35 minutes). Resourceful discussion of strategies for building community and creating presence in an onine class.

Public Statement of Response to Higher Education's Temporary Shift to Remote Instruction
This document is intended to support course instructors, educational developers and technologists, and other higher education colleagues with shared messaging for the public-facing conversations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are in unprecedented times, we are prepared for the work ahead. As a community of professionals, we draw on a wealth of research to support our practice (and our praxis) and are equipped to continue meeting the academic needs of our students and facilitating their progress as engaged learners.

What the Research Tells Us about Higher Education’s Temporary Shift to Remote Teaching (Nancy Chick, Jennifer Friberg, & Lee Skallerup Bessette, 2020)
This document is intended to support course instructors, educational developers and technologists, and other higher education colleagues with shared messaging for the public-facing conversations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are in unprecedented times, we are prepared for the work ahead. As a community of professionals, we draw on a wealth of research to support our practice (and our praxis) and are equipped to continue meeting the academic needs of our students and facilitating their progress as engaged learners.

Library Essential Information: COVID Response
The UWF Library Essential Iformation page addresses many library questions such as faculty requests for textbook scanning, who to contact regarding access to semester carrels, Ask-a-Librarian chat/email/text service, and more. 

Tips for Supporting International Students
International students (on campus or at a distance) face unique challenges as we move to remote learning. These tips offer advice for supporting international students enrolled in classes.

Tip for Exams and Alternative Assessments
Rutgers University resource page. Advice for Proctored exams, alternative assessments, and special guidelines for courses that require assessment of quantitative skills.

Free Technology for Teachers - Tips and Tools for Teaching Remotely (PDF)

Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19 (PDF)

A Resource Guide for Transitioning Your Class Online (PDF)

Prepare Students for Online Learning - Online Course Design Best Practices (PDF)

QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist for Higher Ed (PDF)

Syllabus Statement Regarding Campus Safety Guidelines During the Fall Term

Recommended statement to include in syllabus:

Regarding COVID-19 Fall 2020

Each of us shares responsibility for the health and safety of all in the classroom environment. Maintain social distances, wear a face cover, and quarantine when ill are university directives that we all must follow until further notice (for the latest guidance see uwf.edu/return). Specifically, in this classroom we will mitigate the risks of virus transfer by abiding by the following safety directives:

  • maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times in most classroom environments and when feasible in special settings such as labs,
  • wear a face covering (disposable or cloth) for the entirety of class, and
  • stay home when sick.

In the classroom, any student who does not follow these provisions will be asked once to follow the safety directives. If the student does not comply, I will next ask the student to leave the class for that day. I will also refer the matter to the Dean of Students Office for review and possible disciplinary actions as described in the UWF Student Code of Conduct should a student persist in ignoring safety directives.


Dr. Chula King's Instructional Videos
Student Resources - How to Study Remotely

For students who are unfamiliar with remote online instruction, Global Online Learning and Development, or GOLD, a helpful place to start!

Center for Academic Success
Provides collaborative student support services designed to empower students to become independent and active learners who thrive at UWF and achieve their academic goals.

How to be a Highly Successful Online Student
Today, students have multiple opportunities to get a higher education, and now they don't even need to move to another country to study at the university of their dreams. Online college diminishes all borders and reveals more opportunities for everyone.

Advice to Students New to Online
Strategies to student success, including tips for time management, organization, study skills, motivation, and self-care.

Tips for Learning Remotely
Resources and concrete strategies to set yourself up for success while learning, innovating, and collaborating in new ways.

Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID-19
Things may feel out-of-control right now. You may be facing a lot of unknowns and disruptions. Try to be patient with yourself, your classmates, and your instructors during this time. Take care of your well-being first. Making a plan and adjusting your studying may even help you feel a little sense of control.

Tips for Taking Online Classes - 8 Strategies for Success (PDF)

Study Habits - UM Advice to Students (PDF)

Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID (PDF)

And finally... we WILL survive this!


Syllabus Construction

Syllabus Construction

Faculty at Grant Workshop

Academic Integrity

Academic Freedom

American Association of University Professors

The following is a link to the ITS workshop and training page where you can find descriptions of upcoming workshops and register for them.

Academic Records Retention

What records related to a course and student work should faculty keep? How long should faculty keep materials?

Accessible Teaching Materials

UWF hosts a hub for information about accessible EIT, including electronic documents, websites, videos, software applications, and hardware devices that can be used effectively by everyone, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities.

Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility


Assessment Resources

Best Practices in Grading

Best Practices in Grading

Global Online

The Global Online initiative offers training and programs designed to assist with the use of new technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences.

Handouts on Study Skills for Students (from New Faculty Orientation)

Resources from New Faculty Orientation

Rubric Development

Use Rubrics to communicate expectations for assignments, assign grades for assignments and exams, evaluate grant proposals or portfolios, and assess student learning outcomes for courses and departments.

Rubric Development

Teaching Partners

Teaching Partners is a peer mentoring program designed to promote excellence in teaching. This page provides information about the program and how to join the Teaching Partners group. 

Teaching Partners

Teaching Tips

The Teaching Tips weekly email series contains teaching, learning, and assessment tips that facilitate student learning or promote student engagement. 

Teaching Tips

Professional & Career Development

Resources to assist in your professional & career development.

Prof & Career Dev

Responding to Student Needs & Issues

Help dealing with academic integrity, student classroom behavior, international student issues, student disability concerns, technology, academic, medical or emotional needs.

Student Issues

Online Teaching and Classroom Technology

Assistance with eLearning, qualtrics, web conferencing, online courses, and other classroom technology, and online teaching problems. 

Online Teaching

Updated: 07/14/2020 gb