Supporting Online, Hybrid, and Other Forms of Tech-Enabled Instruction in AY 2020

The Center for Teaching and Learning is here to support your teaching and student learning, no matter what the new year looks like. Along with the many events we are hosting throughout the summer, which you can see at this link,  please find below a host of resources that can assist you as you prepare for Fall 2020 (and beyond).

If you have questions or concerns that aren’t addressed below, feel free to reach out to us for additional support.  For quick questions, email us at  You can expect to hear from someone on the staff within 24 hours.  Or, if you want us to review assignments, provide suggestions for on-line friendly discussions or tests, or just need a little more one-on-one time to talk through a concern, please sign up for an appointment at 

We wish you the best as we all navigate these next several months together, and we hope that you will be kind to yourself and patient with your students in this strange time.  Please let us know how we can support you.

Resources for Moving Courses On-Line

Click on the title above to view this google doc with resources, tools, and tech that can support your teaching. Some of it relates to the remote “pivot” we experienced last spring, but most is equally applicable to the fall and beyond.

“Agile” Teaching Resources

Earlier this summer, the CTL offered a workshop on ways to make your teaching more agile and responsive regardless of teaching environment.  The video is available at the link here, the slides are available at the link here, and the resources doc is available at the link here.

Models and Examples of Online Course Designs

Active Learning While Physically Distancing” by Jennifer Baumgartner at LSU.  This chart lists more than 20 common active learning techniques and ways to accomplish them in a variety of learning environments (F2F, synchronous, asynchronous, socially distanced)

Franklin, K. B. (2020) Models of course delivery. This PDF contains visualizations for seven potential class models, including fully online, fully face to face, flipped, and more.

“Hyflex course design examples” by Kevin Kelly at SFSU. This doc has two examples of a single class meeting structure in a Hyflex mode, one 50-minute and one 75-minute. 

Weekly Course Template” for module based online courses from Lindsay Maslan at ASU.  This infographic-style weekly syllabus, embedded in her Twitter feed, clarifies weekly expectations and due dates for students, combining synchronous and asynchronous interactions.

Communicating course expectations” for fully asynchronous online courses by D. Maduli-Williams at SDMC. Also from Twitter, this infographic-style syllabus sets course expectations for students in a fully asynchronous writing class.

Tips for Effective Teaching Videos and Presentations

Honeycutt, B. [producer] (2020). Episode 23: How to Create More Effective and Engaging Videos Without Getting Overwhelmed with Karen Costa” 

Teaching without walls: Online teaching tips” YouTube Channel by Dr. Michael Wesch. Wesch is an anthropologist at KSU and well-known for his “Teaching Without Walls” approach to online education.

Echo Rivera Youtube channelDr. Echo Rivera is a community psychologist and an expert on effective presenting in academia. Her youtube channel contains videos on expanding your presentation skills, powerpoint tutorials, the right tech for academic presentations, efficiency and audience awareness. 

Templates for Sakai-Based Courses

The CTL, in collaboration with our colleagues at HMC, Scripps, and Pomona, has developed four templates that can inform your course design in Sakai.  These four templates will introduce instructors to 1) a general design which could be applicable in many courses; 2) a design that utilizes the “syllabus” tool; 3) a design that primarily utilizes discussion forums; and 4) a design that uses the “lessons” tool to create a modular course.  Instructions for locating and importing the designs are available at this link.

Humanizing Online Learning

Costa, Karen (2020). Trauma-Aware Teaching Checklist. 

Imad, Mays (2020). Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. This video with captioning is available for viewing through the on-demand seminar recording link. To access, you will need the following password:  trauma372

Packansky-Brock, M. (2020). Humanizing online teaching and learning.  and How to Humanize Your Online Class

Building Community in Online Spaces

On July 7th, the CTL hosted Dr. Melissa Eblen-Zayas of Carleton College (MN) via Zoom webinar to discuss ways to intentionally build community and care into online courses. The video of this webinar, which was co-facilitated by Janet Russell of Pomona College, is available at this link.  

Infographics and Other CTL Created Resources

Classroom Models for Fall — Wondering about the difference between hybrid and Hyflex? Find a helpful infographic at this link and find additional information about each at this link.

Effective Online Discussions — What should you consider when building discussions for an online class? Find more information in an infographic at this link. Find additional resources at this link. 

Online Assessment Beyond Tests and Quizzes — Looking for more inclusive and less restrictive ways to evaluate learning?  Go beyond tests and quizzes.  Find out more at this infographic and at this additional resources link. 

Coming soon! Building Community Online and more!

The CTL is looking for examples of successful (and unsuccessful!) lessons, course design, and assessment online to share with the community.  If you want to participate, please email us or reach out on Twitter.