Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Remote Possibilities

The CETL has suspended face-to-face programming for March 2020. Alternative programming and resources aligned with immediate needs will be developed and announced after spring break. Your suggestions and contributions are warmly invited! []


  • Breathe. We can begin by assuming that we are all doing our best, that we will respond differently to the challenges and stressors, and that our most valuable resources are human. This is temporary and manageable, and we will get through it together.
  • Reliable and regular communication (and buoyant and robust!) is key. Social distancing is not social isolation.
  • Use this moment to reaffirm fundamental course outcomes, while reevaluating content, assignments, assessments in light of remote interactions.
  • Translate fundamental course outcomes into  a short list of specific and essential needs -- for your students, your course, yourself. (This is not the time to take on ambitious redesign efforts and training.)
  • If it is useful, sort your needs into categories: tools (tech and/or teamwork solutions), strategies (interactions, assignments, assessments), and resources (workshops, tutorials, consultations, www). 

Here is a small gathering of links to augment what you can find below under the Teaching Resources tab. You’ve surely started your own collection, but we hope these are helpful. -- N.B.: Some items may recommend a specific technology that is not institutionally supported. Please refer to the page for the great tools that are available to you at UNI. -- Recommendations for additions are welcome, and we are happy to review submissions for the shared resources folder. []

UNI Resources for Remote Learning

 An Extensive Virtual Community

Advice Guides from The Chronicle

Discipline-Specific Examples of Remote Learning Activities

What’s happening at other schools? Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity

QM Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) Checklist

Higher ed and the coronavirus Facebook page

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