Best Practices in Online and Blended Teaching
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
When conducting an emergency shift from face-to-face or in-person learning to online learning for your students, be sure to communicate any and all changes that will take place based on the best practices below, including any changes to expectations, grading, course schedule, due dates, assignments, and formats or methods of conducting quizzes/exams, discussions and assignments. It may be effective during this transition to communicate this out and post it in multiple places such as through email, course announcements and creating a course changes section in the Brightspace/D2L course shell for students to see when they log into the course.
Developing a communications plan
Teaching Labs Online
Teaching from Home
Other MSU Resources to Help with your Online or Blended Courses
- Learn Anywhere website
- Library resources for course content
- Grading in BrightSpace D2L or with Gradscope (ATO)
- Accessibility for All website (ATO)
- Library guidance on Copyright
- Brightspace Training
Employing Equity-Minded & Culturally-Affirming Teaching Practices in Virtual Learning Communities
In this webinar, Drs. Frank Harris III and J. Luke Wood are presenting some salient trends and issues that complicate the experiences of diverse community college learners in online courses and propose equity-minded teaching and learning strategies for faculty teaching online courses. This webinar is free to the public and is hosted by the Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement (CORA).